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5 Places to Visit Outside of Paris, France

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

When a lot of us think of France, we think of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe: in short, we think of Paris. But, like any country, France is much more than its most famous monuments and locations. When we get out of Paris, and out of the largest and most […]

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5 Best Photos with Hashtag #HoChiMinhCity

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Let’s see what we have on Instagram with the hashtag #HoChiMinhCity and #Saigon. These following are 5 best photos this week which was taken in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Blogger Julia Doan wrote about her picture: “I love current Saigon for its clash of generations and lifestyle. You can find […]

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Why We Don’t Recommend Overstaying Your Tourist Visa In Peru

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Want to know what happens when you stay in Peru longer than your tourist visa allows?

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Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide - Vietcetera

Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

We’ve compiled a list of the some of the best vegetarian food in Vietnam and five of the top vegetarian restaurants in the country.

Where to Eat & Drink in Dalat

Where to Eat & Drink in Dalat


Vietnam Coracle

My guide to where to eat & drink in the former French colonial hill station of Dalat, high up in the Annamite Mountains. Continue reading →

Useful Tips And Suggestions for Going Vegetarian in Saigon

Useful Tips And Suggestions for Going Vegetarian in Saigon


The Christina's Blog

If you're a vegetarian and worried that there will be no diverse food options for you in Saigon, fret no more! Here are our top picks for you to dine in!

Floating Lotus Lake Homestays, Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

In the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a collection of bamboo & palm-thatch huts on wooden stilts above a sea of lotus flowers, offer a night in a hammock or on a futon under a mosquito net, just a few feet above the frogs, the fish & the flowers... Continue reading

Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi| Opening Hours – Schedule – Address

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi | Historical Information | Tourist Information An Neo-Gothic Cathedral located in the heart of Hanoi Capital, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the representative evidence of the French colonial architecture. Familiarly called by the local as “The Big Church”, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi for more than 4 million Catholics in the country. Another place that also represents the evidence of French colonies is Hỏa Lò Prison (also known as Maison Centrale). Click here to read more about Hỏa Lò Prison. A. History of St. Joseph Cathedral Hanoi A.1. The […]

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Enjoy a Cultural Tet in Central Vietnam: Hue, Da Nang, & Hoi An.

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The North celebrates the Spring of 2018 with many unique festivals such as the Hai Ba Trung Festival, the beautiful pink peach-blossoms that line the streets, and a slight breeze that is both warming and reminiscent of home. The South, on the other hand, greets Tet with the charming yellow apricot-blossoms and joy in the […]

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Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi

Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi


My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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

TPP 017: The Journey of Reaching Goals

TPP 017: The Journey of Reaching Goals

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Two weeks ago we had the privilege of speaking with Vivian Lee about how she sets goals, sticks to them, and modifies them as necessary. Her inspirational insights support the importance of having an accountability partner, maintaining focus and discipline, and keeping your eye on the prize of self-improvement.  If you enjoyed our conversation with Vivian and are looking for...

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is, now more than ever. US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it

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HOA LO PRISON MUSEUM HANOI (2018)|Opening Hours–Entrance Fee

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

HOA LO PRISON | HISTORICAL INFORMATION | TOURIST INFORMATION (Hours  – Map – Ticket) Top.1 Things to do in House in Hanoi is Hoa Lo Prison. As a Local Tour Guide from Hanoi Free Local Tourrs, I will give you an article about Hoa Lo Prison, And give you some reasons why you should pay a visit to this tourist attraction.   Hỏa Lò Prison, also known as Maison Centrale, is a representative of the period of Vietnamese revolutionary struggle against the French colonists. This place might answer your question “Things to do in Hanoi ” in Hanoi. Located in the […]

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Taste of Asia - Thai, Lao and Vietnamese Cuisine in Sarasota

Taste of Asia - Thai, Lao and Vietnamese Cuisine in Sarasota


Taste of Asia

Visit Taste of Asia restaurant for authentic, fresh, made from scratch Thai food, Vietnamese food and Lao specialties. Serving Sarasota for over 10 years!

Where to Have Fun in April

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

When: Saturday, 9 April 2016 – from 4 pm to midnight Where: 3A Station – 3A Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMc Entrance Fee: VND 139,000. ‘Dream Land’ combines an EDM festival with an outdoor flea market and street art market. With over 40 stores, the flea market will have fashion, food and […]

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Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?

Vegetarian in Vietnam - How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) ?


A Visit in Saigon

Very easy. You may be surprised but Saigon is a good city for Vegetarians. It is much more vegetarian friendly than Bangkok in Thailand. By the way, I am a Vegetarian myself, you can visit my Vegetarian page. The word in Vietnamese for Vegetarian is “Chay”. Món Chay is “Vegetarian food”. Look at the following picture. … Continue reading How to Survive as a Vegetarian in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) ? →

The LAB.O

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Peter Cornish experiments with cocktails and tapas at The LAB.O, a new laboratory-themed lounge. Photos by Romain Garrigue. Thao Dien has become such an enclave of ...

Guide To Vegan Vietnamese Food | peta2

Guide To Vegan Vietnamese Food | peta2


peta2

The awesome thing about Vietnamese food is that most of it is already vegan! Because vegan food is so common in the culture, you don't have to sacrifice taste or flavor to stick to your ideals.

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Jonny Edbrooke explores the understated luxury of Fusion Resort Phu Quoc. What could be more relaxing than an all-Spa-inclusive resort on a beautiful tropical island ...

The Vegan & Vegetarian Food Street in Can Tho, Vietnam - RISHABH DEV - Growth Hacking Consultant

The Vegan & Vegetarian Food Street in Can Tho, Vietnam - RISHABH DEV - Growth Hacking Consultant


RISHABH DEV - Growth Hacking Consultant

The Vegetarian and Vegan Food Street in Can Tho, Vietnam This was one of those ‘Eureka’ moments for me when …

My 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine

by Beets of Life @ BEETS OF LIFE

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Southern Vietnam Discovery (6 days, 5 nights)

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Activities: cruises, history, culture
Starts in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finishes in Ho Chi Minh City

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12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon | Insider Travel Tips | Innoviet Travel

12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon | Insider Travel Tips | Innoviet Travel


Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is. Saigon is one of the ten veggie & vegan-friendly destinations.

Vegetarian Vietnamese Dining in Singapore - Food Pho Foodies | EatRoamLive

Vegetarian Vietnamese Dining in Singapore - Food Pho Foodies | EatRoamLive


EatRoamLive

Vietnamese cuisine is defined by its simplicity. Sumptuous, flavourful and moreish, Singapore has its ample places for vegetarian Vietnamese fare.

Hanoi Noodle is more than Pho Hanoi| Restaurants Recommendation

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

“Hanoi: What to eat” The Series Vietnamese Noodles Is More Than Phở (Pho Hanoi) Pho Hanoi seems to be familiar with most of people, who have interest about Hanoi. It is regarded as a spirit of Hanoi. Let’s take a Hanoi Tour to know more about Things to do in Hanoi and has a chance to taste Pho Hanoi But there is much more than Phở. You might be suprise with different type of noodle in Hanoi. You might fall in love with the Hanoi’s Cuisine. A. Phở – Rice noodle A.1. What is phở? Phở is a kind of […]

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The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City


Back of the Bike Tours

Looking for some of the best vegetarian food in Saigon? Check out our top 5 vegetarian restaurants by Back of the Bike Tours!

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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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Hoian cooking class – best way to explore Hoian’s cuisine

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

With uncountable restaurants, no matter what their location or size, offering courses lasting from an hour to a day long, with the prices significantly ranging, it is not hard to join a Hoian cooking class. The luxury Indochina tours ThuanTinh island cookery class Joining Thuan Tinh cooking class, you will experience a few additional activities.

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Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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8 Top Restaurants for Mid-range North-Indian Vegetarian Dining in Singapore

by EatRoamLive @ EatRoamLive

Singapore has a host of North-Indian restaurants that offer vegetarian fare in mid-range prices. Read on to find out more about 8 of our Favourites.

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The Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Louisville

The Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Louisville


Thrillist

Seriously, have you tried V-Grits' loaded mac?

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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Peru Leaving Her Mark: Getting Tattooed In Peru

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

There was always going to be at time that I got tattooed while travelling. It was just a matter of when and where. Cusco just happened to be the right time and right place to get a special piece of ink.

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A Very Smutty Soup Indeed

by Lauren @ RetreaTours

While in Ajijic, Mexico, I tried my hand at making my own huitlacoche (aka, Corn Fungus) soup—pictures inside!

Stir Fried Noodles & Vegetables

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Stir Fried Noodles & Vegetables Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 100g eggless yellow noodles 1⁄2 onion, 1 carrot 2 leaves Chinese Pak Choi/ Cabbage 5 pieces straw mushroom, 5 pieces shitake mushroom 3 pieces wood ear mushroom 3 TBSP vegetables/ olive oilContinue reading →

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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...

TPP 011: Interview with Rachel McCrystal from the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

TPP 011: Interview with Rachel McCrystal from the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Rachel McCrystal, executive director at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. Rachel shares her vision of a world where animals are not created for the purpose of fulfilling our own human desires – specifically farm animals that are bred to become suffering bodies that are mass-produced and kept in terrible confined spaces and left...

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Welcome to Amed, the Prettiest Place in Bali

by Justine @ Travel Lush

It’s insane to think about. I’ve been traveling to Bali for the past four years. I’ve visited this island a whopping six times, spent a total of six months here and thoroughly explored seven different areas of the island. Yet somehow before my recent trip to Amed, I had never traveled to northern Bali. How…

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Figs, Cacao Nibs, Super Pigs: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We’re psyched about the Winter Olympics this week, so we rounded up some great Korean dishes to enjoy during the opening ceremony. We also showed San Francisco some love with news about chef Dominique Crenn’s upcoming dinner series and Dandelion Chocolate’s guide to using cacao nibs at home. Down South, one of our editors learned to […]

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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Celebrating Vietnamese Lunar New Year In Hanoi – A Comprehensive Tet Guide

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

You might have heard that most businesses close during Tet in Hanoi, and that you won’t find a place to enjoy a slow dinner over the grill, let alone the charms of the city. But take it from a local, don’t worry! This thousand-year-old capital can show you a traditional Tet in Vietnam if you […]

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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Thailand is a very budget-friendly destination and you will almost always get a lot of bang for your Baht. But what’s a good budget per day for Thailand? Well, it depends on how you’re travelling. If you’re a digital nomad living in Thailand, you can take advantage of long-term rentals and keep costs low. If […]

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Best Places for Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Wonder about the best places for endless entertaining nightlife in HCMC? HCMC’s nightlife means very different things depending where you are or what’s your taste. How about enjoy some live music while having a glass of beer or cocktails in the chilling atmosphere? Check out our 5 recommendations of the […]

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TPP 018: Interview with April Tam Smith – Finding the Sweet Spot and Feeding Your Passion

TPP 018: Interview with April Tam Smith – Finding the Sweet Spot and Feeding Your Passion

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Your job and your passion.  Do you ever feel like you are living a double life? We all wear multiple hats at the same time. Sometimes those hats can be so different from each other that it becomes hard to operate them all at once. We wear our worker hat on the job, but outside of those hours we can...

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Is the Fitbit Ionic the ultimate fitness watch?

by Mitch @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Fitbit have lead the way in tracking your fitness with amazing products like the Alta HR (that we both own) and have taken this to a whole new level with the new Fitbit Ionic, their...

Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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Minimum Viable SEO 2018 for Entrepreneurs & Marketers

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Time to go LEAN! In this post, we will learn ‘Minimum Viable SEO’ and how you can optimize your website […]

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HUNGRY AND HAUNTED IN HUE

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

On my first day in Hue, I crossed the bridge into the old city from the South Bank, walking over the Perfume River and into the mist surrounding the Citadel. My goal was to find banh ep, a small disc made of tapioca or cassava flour flattened between two heavy iron plates and served at […]

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A Vegetarian Guide to Vietnamese Food - The Next Somewhere

A Vegetarian Guide to Vietnamese Food - The Next Somewhere


The Next Somewhere

Vietnam is a paradise for herbivores. Our vegetarian guide to Vietnamese food will help you navigate the menus for the most animal-friendly dishes around!

2018| VIETNAM MUSEUM of ETHNOLOGY| Entrance fee – Opening hour – Map

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

ALL ABOUT VIETNAM MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY (Entrance fee – Opening hour – Map) As Vietnam is a multi-ethnics nation composed of 54 ethnic groups, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology plays an important role in preserving and presenting the cultural heritage of various ethnic groups. This place is a must-see for people who want to have more knowledge about Vietnamese histories and culture. Another place that also contributes a lot in preserving the cultural heritage of Vietnam is Temple of Literature. Please click here to read A. Introduction A.1. Cultural value: The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a convergence of cultures and […]

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11 famous alleys for food lovers in Sai Gon

by Ha Nguyen @ Innoviet Travel

Saigon Alleys are food heaven for those who want to discover the authentic cuisine of Sai Gon. Just a short visit to one of these alleys, you will see why locals love to eat in those small alleys. 1. 52 Cao Thắng Alleyway, District 3 51 Cao Thắng Food alleyway has been a popular spot

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Tiger Arena in Hue

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

Tiger Arena or Ho Quyen (Vietnamese) is located on the south bank of the Perfume River and 4km from the Citadel, Royal Arena was where duels between trained elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Nguyen Court and the public. These occasions were also the elephant’s practice combats. Mortal fighting between the […]

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Where we ate as Vegetarians in Japan

by Beets of Life @ BEETS OF LIFE

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Thieu Tri Tomb – Freedom Style

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

Thieu Tri tomb is the second royal tomb not enclosed by a wall, the mausoleum of Thieu Tri was built in 1848, it has a similar monument plan to his father, Minh Mang Mausoleum, but is substantially smaller. The tomb is about 8 km from Hue. Thieu Tri born in 1807 and died in 1847, […]

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Hello world!

by Namese @ Namese Vietnamese Restaurant New Orleans

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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Vietnam Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 1–4 Weeks in Vietnam

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

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These one-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Vietnam itinerary. This is an amazing country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! Unless you’ve got months and months to explore Vietnam, I suggest you plan your Vietnam travel route for a specific region. There’s […]

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Luxurious new beach hotel in Fujairah at the InterContinental

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Fujairah is more famously known for Snoopy Island, the best place in the United Arab Emirates to do some snorkelling. Great news now because not too far from it, this luxurious resort opened its doors in...

Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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This Chickpea Pasta Salad is reminiscent of the tuna pasta salads my mom used to make for me to bring to lunch. Tender, chewy noodles, the occasional crunch from some veggies, flaked chickpeas to mimic flaked tuna, and of course, a creamy and tangy sauce to marry all the flavours together. It’s so simple yet […]

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New Year’s Resolution to Eat More Plants? I’ve got you covered

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

Instead of going on a drastic restrictive diet this January, I would encourage you instead to focus on adopting healthy habits that can be maintained long-term. A great way to do this is eating more plants. Now I’m not saying you have to go vegan (but if you’re doing Veganuary please check out my post […]

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Market Moves: NYC’s Food Scene Gets Big News

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

New York’s food scene has no signs of stopping. It was announced yesterday that tech-giant Google is buying its New York neighbor, Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion. While no plans have been drawn up, The New York Times reports that this addition to Google’s real estate makes New York’s presence similar to that of the company’s […]

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Vegan Guide to Vietnam - The VEGAN FOOD QUEST

Vegan Guide to Vietnam - The VEGAN FOOD QUEST


Vegan Food Quest

Our vegan guide to Vietnam was compiled during our 2 months exploring parts of this wonderful country which has plentiful vegan options....

Watch Our Top Chef In Action

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Vietnam's Embarrassment Exclusion Zone

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

 This post was originally published in AsiaLIFE HCMC

I have written before in these pages about the comedic stylings of the Vietnamese, and their favourite subject (me). Vietnamese people seem to find me quite hilarious when I do pretty much anything (say, for example, some crazy activity like buying bananas from the market! ROFL!), but sometimes I find myself in a position where even I am prepared to admit that I must look totally ludicrous.

For example, while cycling through the city the other afternoon I decided that I absolutely had to have a helium-filled balloon shaped like a zebra with multi-coloured stripes. As I tethered that disco zebra to my handlebars, I looked right into his eyes and said, “Wait till they get a load of you.”

A foreigner, on a bicycle, with a balloon! Surely that’s worth pointing and laughing at, right? God knows, if I took that zebra on a spin through the streets of Sydney we’d get a few laughs. 

But did I get so much as a double take? No. As far as everyone around me was concerned, this long-nosed, zebra-toting cyclist was the most normal thing in the world, warranting no special attention whatsoever. I felt strangely miffed. “Laugh at me!!” I wanted to scream. “Why won’t you laugh at me NOW?!!”

Then I realised that for the two years I’ve been living in Vietnam I’ve failed to fully exploit this country’s Embarrassment Exclusion Zone.

I’ve dwelled so much on why it’s apparently so ridiculously hilarious when I try to carry out an everyday task like buying bananas, that I’ve neglected to take advantage of the reverse phenomenon: the ridiculous will actually go unnoticed.

Why on earth aren’t I wearing my pyjamas in the street? Why aren’t I hanging out with the old ladies in the park performing provocative pelvic exercises and slapping myself in the face right now? This is the one time in my life when I can grind my groin into the side of a park bench and not be arrested for indecent behaviour, so why am I still here writing this column?

If you’re a man, you should go, right now, and buy yourself a bright pink motorbike helmet decorated with cartoon unicorns and the words “sweet dreamtime for my special pony”, because this is perfectly acceptable headwear for a man in Vietnam. You can finally express your inner special pony without fear of mockery. This is your time.

If you’re a lady, you should also head to the shops. When you’re there, buy yourself a completely sheer, 100 percent see-through blouse. You won’t have any trouble finding one. And then wear a black bra underneath it, and nothing else. Oh, except for tiny little denim shorts. No-one will bat an eyelid. You could re-enact scenes from “Pretty Woman” with wild abandon and even then no-one would ask you for your hourly rate.

Don’t lift up your transparent blouse to expose your belly though. That’s just for men, silly.

And we should all be singing in public. Loudly. All the time. In taxis, while queuing at the supermarket, in the office, and especially in a café where the waitresses are all singing too. Go on, harmonise with them!

I tested out the Vietnamese indifference to public singing after the zebra incident. I cycled down the street while singing “Rock Lobster” by The B-52’s at the top of my lungs. Nothing. Not a single reaction. Not even when I did the bit about the catfish.

After this you should be fitting right into Vietnam. Locals will praise you for your assimilation and you’ll never be laughed at again. Until you try to buy bananas.

TPP 013: Interview with Christophe Caron

TPP 013: Interview with Christophe Caron

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

What do you do next after obtaining an Economics degree in Spain and then stumble into a budding career as a male model?  Open up a French vegan restaurant in New York City, of course.  Such is the tale of Christophe Caron, who takes us behind the scenes of his family’s exquisite French vegan restaurant – Delice & Sarrasin.  Delice &...

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Kuala Lumpur travel guide, we share our favourite things to do in Malaysia’s capital city, including the best temples, Chinatown and the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, wasn’t on our original travel itinerary. But we’re so glad we went there! Kuala Lumpur is a city with towering skyscrapers, […]

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Amazon Prime Benefits Now Include Free Two-Hour Delivery From Whole Foods

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Amazon Prime members in four U.S. cities can order groceries from Whole Foods through the company’s two-hour delivery service, Prime Now. As of now, speedy Whole Foods delivery will grace the cities of Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach, with plans to expand nationwide this year according to reports that surfaced late last week. Up until now, […]

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Kombucha and Gut Health

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

Gut health is a huge trend at the moment, except it’s not just another health fad. The body of research into gut health is growing constantly, and we’ve only recently really started understanding the importance of gut health to overall health. There are billions of bacteria living in your gut, which are collectively known as […]

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The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food in Singapore

The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food in Singapore


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An Important Update to the AARRR Pirate Metrics for Startup Growth

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Originally published by Rishabh Dev on Medium. The AARRR funnel worked really well. Until it didn’t. Yes, We’ve moved from the […]

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Dulce Albahaca: Our Favourite Restaurant in Quito, Ecuador

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

A newly-opened vegetarian restaurant in Quito with delicious burgers, colourful salads and a deli of vegetarian and vegan treats. Oh, and the best chocolate cake we've ever tasted.

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Shan Tuyet green tea in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is province which has the oldest Shan Tuyet trees in Vietnam. Are you wondering why the green tea is growing here better than other places? In Ha Giang, Shan Tuyet tree is located throughout most of the districts which generally have an elevation of 300 to 1000 meters. Phin Ho village is located

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5 Awesome Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - My Amazing Vietnam

5 Awesome Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City - My Amazing Vietnam


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5 best places for Vegetarian food in Ho Chi Minh City.

10 Life Lessons from 2017 [Birthday Blog]

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Originally published by Rishabh Dev on Medium. Key learnings from 2017 On EXISTENCE: Existence is empty and life is meaningless. On […]

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Being Vegetarian in Vietnam - Vespa Adventures Travel Blog

Being Vegetarian in Vietnam - Vespa Adventures Travel Blog


Vespa Adventures

Worred you won't be able to eat anything other than rice in Vietnam? Being vegetarian in Vietnam may be easier than you think. Learn about the cuisine here.

Applying for an Indian E-Visa on Arrival

by Lauren @ RetreaTours

Here's the latest in how and when to apply for your eTV (e-Tourist Visa on Arrival to India).

This Expat Life (Beijing): Month 40 + I’m Moving!

by Justine @ Travel Lush

After moving abroad in July 2014, I started compiling monthly roundup posts about life as an expat in Asia and all the nitty gritty that goes on behind the scenes here at Travel Lush. You can check out my previous monthly roundup posts:  July, August and September/October. I feel like there’s a trend with these monthly roundup posts.…

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Hanoi Coffee | About The Best Coffee in Vietnam

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Coffee Culture I, Hanoi Coffee Culture I.1 Overview of Coffee in Hanoi The coffee was first imported to Hanoi by French during their first colonial exploitation here. With the formation of the French Quarter where the French immigrated, they brought their favorite drink, and Hanoi coffee began to take its first steps on the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake. Following the French invasion at the 1800s, coffee was introduced in Vietnam, but the source of coffee back then was limited therefore it was considered as a luxury good, only the French colonists along with Nguyễn dynasty’s nobles could have […]

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Why Visiting Costa Rica Failed To Live Up To The Hype

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Costa Rica - can you afford it or should you scrap your visit altogether?

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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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How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam - Food Republic

How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam - Food Republic


Food Republic

With affordable prices and delicious eats, there's no going wrong with eating vegetarian in Vietnam.

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...

Saigon street names

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Barbara Adam investigates what the names of some of Ho Chi Minh City’s streets really mean. Photo by Romain Garrigue. It doesn’t take very long for ...

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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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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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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Hello world!

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Top some kinds of seafood for those transfer from Hue to Hoi An

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

Top some kinds of seafood for those transfer from Hue to Hoi An by private car If you are considering to transfer from Hue to Da nang or transfer from Hue to Hoi An with stop over Lap An lagoon and Lang Co beach, let yourself plan a lunch with fresh seafood there. 70 km […]

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Gluten Free Donuts (Oil Free)

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Gluten Free Donuts (Oil Free) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Serving Size: 18 Pieces Ingredients Dry ingredients: 200 gm gluten free baking mix 50 gm coconut powder 2 tsp baking powder 2 TBSP tapioca starch 1/3 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon powder 100 gm brown sugar WetContinue reading →

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Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

The best place to see orangutans in the wild is Tanjung Puting National Park on the island of Borneo. There are said to be 6000 orangutans in the park. Borneo is shared by three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Tanjung Puting is in Indonesian Borneo, which is known as Kalimantan. Wild orangutans are found only on […]

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Navigating the Leh Airport in Ladakh, India

by Lauren @ RetreaTours

How to navigate arrivals and departures from Leh's airport, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL).

Finding Vegetarian Food In Vietnam — Everywhere Please

Finding Vegetarian Food In Vietnam — Everywhere Please


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How easy is it to find vegetarian food in Vietnam? And can vegetarians eat traditional Vietnamese cuisine? Find out here.

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Go Vegetarian at Pasta Fresca da Salvatore: Dining Review

by Pooja Bakhshi @ EatRoamLive

Pasta Fresca da Salvatore serves some delicious and authentic Italian food, with quite a few vegetarian and vegan options, with pastas and sauces that are made fresh daily. Check out our vegetarian dining review for the best dishes to order.

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If You’re Going To Eat Tide Pods, At Least Eat Edible Ones

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

The Tide Pod Challenge is somehow still alive and well. We provided cute and colorful alternative bite-sized snacks, but to no avail. That pretty much seals the deal: the urge to eat Tide Pods must be so strong that not even being industrial-strength detergent can quell the cravings of the soap-addicted masses. Trick your favorite pod-zombie into believing it’s the real […]

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10 Amazing Things To Do In Ecuador (That Aren’t The Galapagos!)

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Looking for things to do in Ecuador but can't afford the Galapagos? Here are 10 exciting activities for visitors on any budget.

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5 Interesting Things To Do in May

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

What: Party on, drink and dance Where: Cargo – 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, HCMC When: Saturday, 7 May 2016 – from 8PM till late Ticket Price: VND 300,000 – 600,000 King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date […]

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National Pizza Day: This Week In Food Events

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Happy National Pizza Day! While we would like to argue that you can celebrate pizza on any day you please, we can’t argue with the idea of a special occasion prime rib pizza. Need last-minute plans this weekend? Check out some of the events below! Dale Talde’s Massoni in New York is celebrating National Pizza Day with a Detroit-style […]

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 5 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Hanoi

 5 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Hanoi


Hanoi Free Local Tours

These are recommended vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Hanoi for tourists who are Vegetarian or Vegan. The article also provides some useful tips to get a Vegetarian version of Hanoi street food. For Vegetarians who love to explore Hanoi food culture by walking along the streets, this is made for you guys

The Floating Forest of Long An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Only 100km west of Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Lap Floating Forest is an enchanted patch of wetland where cajeput trees rise from the black, swampy waters, creating beguiling corridors through which canoes glide and raised walkways wind.... Continue reading

Why We Recommend The Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Fancy sleeping in a glass igloo under the stars on your way to Machu Picchu?

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Phnom Penh Tours: A Revealing Exploration of Cambodia’s Most Famous Buildings

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

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Architecture fans won’t want to miss the Phnom Penh tours run by the team at Khmer Architecture Tours. This post will show you exactly what you can expect from the 1960s New Khmer Architecture Tour. For me, half the pleasure in visiting a city comes from looking up at buildings that make up its landscape. […]

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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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A California Road Trip with Kids: 2-Weeks Itinerary

by Pooja Bakhshi @ EatRoamLive

San Francisco to Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles. Here's a 16-day itinerary for a family-friendly road trip thorough California that lets you enjoy cityscapes, lakes, mountains and a themepark.

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8 Korean Bites To Usher In The Olympics Opening Ceremony

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

The Olympics debut this Friday, February 9th, with an opening ceremony in PyeongChang. Plan your menu accordingly, because if you’re anything like us, you’ll be craving kimchi and rice the moment the announcer says “South Korea.” Here are our favorite Korean bites to keep you fueled through what we’re certain will be a memorable performance. […]

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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...

Let Them Eat Chocolate this Halloween

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

Let your kids eat chocolate this Halloween. Let yourself eat chocolate this Halloween. That’s right, I’m a nutritionist and I’m advocating eating chocolate. Let me explain. The tempting thing to do on Halloween would be to micromanage your kids’ consumption of chocolate and sweets, to give them rules about when and what they’re allowed to […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Learn Spanish For South America Travel

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Avoid scams. Order from a menu. Talk to the locals. Here are 10 reasons why you should learn Spanish for travel in South America.

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Home - Karma Waters

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Karma Waters changes lives. Donate today and help us help others. Donate Now Charity Help us feed vegan meals to the less privileged and the sick as well as basic necessities to adults and even toys to children. Learn More. Vegan Restaurants We operate two vegan restaurants in Vietnam. Come and enjoy great, healthy, delicious vegan food inContinue reading →

Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

You are a foodie and want to explore the best street food in Saigon but aren’t sure where are the best places in town? Then this what you will love. Let’s put my recommendation of  the Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies in your pocket and start exploring the Saigon food haven. * STREET FOOD 1. Cơm

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10 Bold Recipes For A Japanese Fusion Feast

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Feel like Japanese food tonight but aren’t so great at making sushi? We gathered up our favorite Japanese fusion recipes — no sushi-making skills required — for a dinner that hits every flavor note you’re craving. Soy and yuzu? Check. Uni and rice? You bet! Noodles, rice bowls, salads and tasty fried things? Right this […]

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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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Goal Setting in 2018 – Professional Advice From Claire Steichen, Executive Coach

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Claire Steichen is the founder and President of Clear Strategy Coaching, an executive coaching firm in New York City. She coaches mid-level and senior professionals in leadership development focused on executive presence, employee motivation, and influence. Claire works with leading organizations across industries, with a focus on multi-nationals. So who better to ask about goal setting than her? Claire walks...

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French Quarter Hanoi | Map and Guide for First Time Visitors

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

French Quarter In the past, under the domination of the French colonialist, Hanoi was separated into three regions which are French area, Vietnamese area and concession area. Up till now, the French area has been known as the French Quarter. Compared to the Old Quarter, French Quarter might be not as bustling as its neighbor but it would take you to another part of Hanoi soul – the charming and elegant one. Let us help you to grasp some must-know things about the area. 1. History: French Quarter in Hanoi mainly formed and developed during the French colonial period, from […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to the Con Dao Islands in Vietnam

by Justine @ Travel Lush

When I first heard of the Con Dao Islands in Southern Vietnam I was immediately obsessed. Admittedly, I knew next to nothing about them, but the pictures looked pretty damn amazing. So, without doing all that much research, I booked a spur-of-the-moment flight there just a couple weeks ago. What can I say? I’m a sucker…

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Vegan Cauliflower Peanut Butter Tacos

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

  Ever since moving to the US, I have been obsessed with tacos! I love how omnipresent they are in the culinary culture here and they are super versatile too. I always take avocado as a base, and love to use corn tortillas for extra flavor and nutrition. My latest creation is a crusted peanut butter cauliflower taco – although...

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Mekong & Phu Quoc island (5 days, 4 nights)

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Starts in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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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...

Rishabh Dev: Featured on Hindustan Times

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Rishabh’s interview was recently featured on Hindustan Times on 3 February 2018. The original article and interview have been published […]

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Where to try Vegetarian Food in Hoian - Hoi An Food Tour

Where to try Vegetarian Food in Hoian - Hoi An Food Tour


Hoi An Food Tour

Many vegetarian travelers worry about vegetarian food when they travelling. Our artical " Where to try vegetarian food in hoi an" will give you best local vegetarian restaurant address to try so don't worry. Just travel!. Vegetarian in Hoi An is more and more popular. There is loads of Veggie food in Hoi An so finding vegetarian food is not a problem.

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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TPP 012: Interview with Isabelle Steichen, Part I

TPP 012: Interview with Isabelle Steichen, Part I

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Today we point the mics directly at one very special guest, who also dupes as your friendly vegan host Isabelle!  Isabelle is a vegan entrepreneur and founder of The Plantiful blog and podcast.  She’s a co-founder of the online meal plan program Buddhalicious and can be seen at speaking engagements and vegan conferences.  Not to mention, she also has a...

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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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Ultimate 2018 SEO Checklist: 30 Steps Before You Hit Publish

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Originally published by Rishabh Dev on Medium. Ready to hit ‘publish’? Think again. Now that you’ve created amazing, unique content. […]

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Vegetarian Guide to Nha Trang, Vietnam: Everything You Need to Know • Travel Lush

Vegetarian Guide to Nha Trang, Vietnam: Everything You Need to Know • Travel Lush


Travel Lush

A complete vegetarian guide to Nha Trang, Vietnam, including vegetarian restaurants, helpful phrases and common vegetarian-friendly Vietnamese dishes.

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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A Landscape Like No Other: Rainbow Mountain in Peru

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Rainbow Mountain in Peru is a beautiful multi-coloured landscape that must be seen to be believed.

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Hot Cereals Breakfast

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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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Result Cult Approved: Bamboozle Cafe (Pt. 2)

by southdirekt @ Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Tampa | Pho Boat Soups | Organic Coffee Florida

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Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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6 Budget-Friendly Things To Do In Cartagena, Colombia

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

A city bursting with life, we found Cartagena to be a wondrous place of culture, history and colour.

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Mountains, Ruins & Volunteering: A Week In Peru’s Sacred Valley

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

From ancient Inca ruins to pretty mountain towns to colourful artisan markets. Peru's Sacred Valley is not to be missed.

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Why You Should Take A Free Walking Tour In Cusco

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

A free walking tour in Cusco is a great way to get to know this vibrant historic city.

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This Expat Life (Bali): Month 37

by Justine @ Travel Lush

After moving abroad in July 2014, I started compiling monthly roundup posts about life as an expat in Asia and all the nitty gritty that goes on behind the scenes here at Travel Lush. You can check out my previous monthly roundup posts: May, June and July. Living a semi-nomadic life is kind of bizarre. Since I moved…

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My 2017 Travel Map!

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

You were absolutely fantastic, 2017! Fantastic, Adventurous, Gorgeous. Thanks for showing me around. Italy: Milan, Italy Lake Garda, Italy Verona, […]

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Hue Vegetarian Restaurants: The Best City for Vegan Food in Vietnam?

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

Could Hue vegetarian restaurants be the best in Vietnam? We think so! If you’re after authentic vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese dishes created for locals (instead of bland tourist food that’s been de-meated), then you’ll love the huge variety of vegetarian restaurants in Hue as much as I did! Note: In Vietnam, there’s not much distinction […]

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How To Shop Like a Local In Saigon?

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Shop like a local in Saigon, why not? Ho Chi Minh City, or much commonly known as Saigon, is a real mecca for shopping enthusiasts, but it is crazy, to tell you the truth. If you do not take some information or tips in hand, you will find yourself lost among stalls and stalls of

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7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

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

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If you think India is the ultimate yoga travel destination, think again! These 7 places (plus 7 great alternatives) are our picks for the very best yoga adventures in 2018! A couple of years ago, we made our first trip to India. Having heard from all our yogi friends what a mind-blowing spiritual experience it […]

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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 […]

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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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Tofu and Mushroom with Red Rice

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Tofu and Mushroom with Red Rice Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 5 pieces (sticks) soybean curds 10 pieces straw mushroom 5 pieces shitake mushroom 5 pieces wood ear mushroom 2 TBSP vegetable cooking oil 5 gloves garlic ½ thumb ginger ½ handfulContinue reading →

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Travel Fatigue: Why It Was Time To Leave Peru & South America

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

After nine months in South America, it was time for a change. Here's why we had to leave.

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Result Cult Approved: Bamboozle Cafe (Pt. 1)

by southdirekt @ Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Tampa | Pho Boat Soups | Organic Coffee Florida

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Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Tampa | Tampa FL Vietnamese & Asian Restaurants | Coffee Houses Florida

Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Tampa | Tampa FL Vietnamese & Asian Restaurants | Coffee Houses Florida


Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Tampa | Pho Boat Soups | Organic Coffee Florida

Vietnamese dining at its finest in downtown Tampa, Florida and Channelside.

Honouring The Dead: Day Of The Dead Photography Diary

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Skeletons, masks, candles and candy. No, this is not Halloween. Get a visual dose of Mexico's famous tradition, Day of the Dead.

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

This Christmas, we took a 2-day road trip from Chiang Mai to Pai. Because we work full-time, we use our Christmas holiday to make sure we go on an adventure! I know that doesn’t sound much like what you do at Christmas back home, but to be honest we’re both quite rubbish at sitting down, […]

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Top Picks For Foodies: The Best Vegetarian Food In Nha Trang, Vietnam

Top Picks For Foodies: The Best Vegetarian Food In Nha Trang, Vietnam


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Beef noodle soup, chicken with rice, grilled pork, and fried squid are but a few of the mouthwatering options of Vietnamese cuisine. Yet, for those who steer clear of eating animals, a Vietnamese vacation can contain a surprising amount of delectable delicacies. Nha Trang is known for its long, broad beaches and its laid-back party vibe, but did you know that the city also has an impressive selection of vegetarian-friendly restaurants and dishes to boot? In between long walks on the beach and day trips to surrounding natural spectacles, Nha Trang’s dining scene will make the vegetarian traveler feel like royalty.

Appetite for Happiness

by southdirekt @ Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Tampa | Pho Boat Soups | Organic Coffee Florida

We at Bamboozle are on a mission, to spread good health and happiness throughout our community. Our Mantra is: Eat well, live well. Our belief is that if you eat well, meaning nutritious and delicious nourishment, you will be fueled with the right energy needed to make sound decisions throughout your day. These decisions in…

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For hire: one blogger, with some wear and tear

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

This post first appeared in AsiaLife HCMC.

Many expats worry about how their time spent overseas will affect their employability when they return home. Fear not! The skills you’ve learned in Vietnam are totally transferable. You just need to position them in the right way. 

“I have advanced and adaptable communication skills”

What this means is you can act out, charades-style, complex medical afflictions for the pharmacist (“Two words, four syllables… That’s right: vaginal thrush!”), and, using absolutely no words, acquire exactly the counterfeit medications you need. Indeed, your non-verbal skills are so advanced that you can convey entire sentences just using your eyes. It only takes one narrow-eyed glare to say, “If this pirated DVD copy of Game of Thrones is not of superior quality, mark my words, I will be right back here to have your guts for garters.”

“I have demonstrated experience in following complex procedures, and applying specific policies and guidelines”

Do you know the correct, Vietnamese-approved order in which to add the raw ingredients to your hotpot? Yes? Really? You’re not tempted to add the noodles too soon? Well, there is no more complex procedure than that. You’re a total pro.

“I have experience in research and analysis across a broad range of fields”

Well, you might not leave Vietnam an expert in its history or language or culture, but I bet if I asked you for the nearest store that sells cheese, or where to go for the cheapest beer in a 100-metre radius, you would be all over that shit. You are an expert: you’re an expat expert. And that doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of strategic research and analysis to find the closest cheese and cheapest beer.

“I am financially adept and have considerable experience in profit-and-loss calculations and business negotiations”

Finances? Pffft, piece of cake! To be more precise, piece of cake you got for half-price because you found a baby rat in it. Score! Your entire life is a profit-and-loss calculation. Sure, it’s running at a pretty constant loss of about 40 percent because of your poor bargaining techniques and enormous nose, but there’s a gecko living in your kitchen who you’ve named “Gordon Gecko” which is totally the kind of reference that only a hard-hitting business mogul like yourself would get.

“I can interpret and analyse complex and ambiguous situations, generating appropriate recommendations and solutions”

You sure can. For example, when your neighbour asks you “Do you have children yet?” you employ in depth analysis to understand this to mean: “You will surely die ALONE and BARREN.” Your solution is to rub your belly and pretend you’re pregnant when really you’ve just eaten too much of that chè with the rainbow jelly in it.

“I thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment”

Umm, every time you use your hairdryer, blue sparks come flying out at you from the wall socket. I think you can handle working in a “dynamic” office.

“Challenging situations bring out the best in me”

For you, a challenging situation is like a shot of rice wine made from rotting goat’s penis: it MAKES YOU STRONG. Sure, it could also make you vomit into your handbag all the way to the Family Medical Practice, but whatever, that’s still not the worst in you, is it.

“I have advanced problem-solving skills”

It only took you twelve months to work out which type of Vinamilk is the one with no sugar. You are basically an ace code-cracker.

“I operate to the highest levels of personal integrity and ethical standards”

You wipe your chopsticks with a napkin before you use them. That totally counts.


And just like that, your time in Vietnam reaps dividends. If you need a reference, just send them to me. No-one’s going to call a referee in Vietnam anyway.

Best Vegetarian Food in Vietnam

Best Vegetarian Food in Vietnam


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Okay, now time for me to serve up my favourite places to eat in Vietnam - more specifically Hanoi and Saigon. Being a vegetarian and travelling can be a difficult task, let alone being a vegan (this list is for you too, vegans!) so I wanted to share some of my favourite spots while travelling throug

My Life in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon)… So Far

by Justine @ Travel Lush

As I write this I’m sitting in my cozy apartment in downtown Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). Aaron and I rented this place for a month while we do a little traveling, get acquainted with the city, and look for a more permanent home. Every morning I brew buttery Vietnamese coffee in my French…

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Health Benefits of Chia Seeds and Basil Seeds

by southdirekt @ Bamboozle Cafe Downtown Tampa | Pho Boat Soups | Organic Coffee Florida

On our menu, Bamboozle’s teas, smoothies, and milk drinks have the option to add chia seeds or basil seeds.  If you are not familiar with them (besides planting basil in your garden or growing a Chia Pet), they have tons of health benefits and are considered a superfood! Chia seeds are from the Salvia Hispanica…

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Saigon Restaurants up the ante

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Peter Cornish looks at what it takes to make it and make it last in Ho Chi Minh City’s food and beverage sector. Despite being ...

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....

Sushi Newbies: Here’s our Sushi 101 Guide

by admin @ Veggie Vietnam

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Tea Fanatic Geoff Hopkins

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

London-born Geoff Hopkins spends a few months every year searching for wild tea trees in Vietnam’s misty mountainous regions. For Geoff is a tea obsessive. ...

Save the Planet: Change your Diet to Fight Climate Change

by Aditi Garg @ EatRoamLive

Did you know that diets and climate change are very closely related? A Vegan diet is a surefire way to do your bit when it comes to climate change. EatRoamLive shows you the facts and how you can help. In fact, eating meat is more detrimental in terms of emissions that all the vehicles in the world put together!

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Exploring The Instagram-Worthy Tegallalang Rice Terraces In Bali

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Looking for a place to get the perfect Instagram shot? Look no further than the picturesque Tegallalang rice terraces.

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Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Yogyakarta travel guide, I share the five best things to do in Yogyakarta, the best vegetarian restaurants in the city and the best hotels in Yogyakarta. This Yogyakarta travel guide focuses on local culture, vegetarian food and green accommodation, to bring you the best green and local travel advice about the city. Yogyakarta – pronounced Jogjakarta – […]

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36 Things I’ve Learned in 3 Years Living Abroad

by Justine @ Travel Lush

About halfway through writing my July monthly roundup post I realized that July actually marked my 3-year expat anniversary! For those of you who are new readers, I started this whole living abroad adventure in Jakarta, Indonesia, roughly three years ago, in July 2014. Back then, I had just wrapped up a year-long backpacking trip…

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Christmas Pudding

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to make my own Christmas pudding at the Waitrose cookery school with John Lewis. Believe it or not I’ve actually never made one before. But as it’s the first Sunday of advent I thought I’d be generous and share the recipe with you, including a vegan option. Enjoy! Makes: […]

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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...

Casa Terracotta: Visiting The Clay House In Colombia

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Did you know there is a house in Colombia made entirely out of clay?

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Where’s The Place For The Best Stress-Free Siesta?

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The classic siesta originates from Spain, it’s where you just take a step back from hectic life and wind down. After all, that’s what a traditional holiday is all about right? The Spanish culture links a siesta to a long sleep or a nice nap. As the country itself can get quite hot, people get […]

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Roasted Squash with Brown Rice and Halloumi – Izy Hossack

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

If you haven’t got yourself a copy of Izy Hossack’s ‘The Savvy Cook’ you are missing out. It’s been named one of the top cookbooks of 2017, and is one of the very few cookbooks I’ve actually cooked from. So much so that I asked the lovely Izy if I could share a (slightly adapted) […]

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How to appreciate Vietnam... while you're still here

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

This post first appeared as a column in AsiaLIFE Ho Chi Minh City magazine.

When I arrived in Vietnam, filled with notions of my imminent cultural assimilation and fluency in the native tongue, I looked at most expats who had been here for a while with outright disdain. Why had they moved to Vietnam, I wondered, to socialize only with other foreigners and eat pizza?

I am now that expat. I’m probably eating pizza right now. And it tastes like mozzarella and self-loathing.

While I have all kinds of excellent, convincing excuses for why I’ve become the exact stereotype that I so scorned, if I could have my time again, I’d do it differently. For example, rather than just learning the Vietnamese expression for “I am studying Vietnamese”, I would actually, you know, study Vietnamese.

It’s not that I think my life here is in any way deficient. It’s more that when I meet newly-arrived expats now, I can’t stand being on the other end of those disdainful looks. “You’re looking at your future, Sonny Jim”, I say. And then I take a swig of whiskey to hide the pain.

I have noticed another kind of expat regret too. It’s the one where the expat leaves Vietnam and then posts Facebook status updates from their home country like “Wish I was drinking a cà phê sữa đá right now!!!” or “Missing my motorbike ride to work!!! :(” Exclamation marks are compulsory; sad face emoticons are optional. 

That’s odd, I think to myself. I seem to recall that very same expat, when they were still in Vietnam, whinging about how they couldn’t get a decent coffee in this country, and how their motorbike commute was a daily near-death experience.

And so like the circle of life, and the turning seasons, and karma, and the cosmos, and that Justin Timberlake song “What Goes Around Comes Around”, I, the disdained, get to disdain again. Read my contemptuous lips: I will not become one of those rose-coloured regretters who use too many exclamation marks!!!

I’m not going to achieve this by being down on Vietnam. This column might make me sound mean spirited, but I’m not that mean spirited.

Instead, I decided to email everyone I know who had left the country and ask them, from the perspective afforded by being back in their homeland, what they now missed about Vietnam. I figured this was a way of averting the you-don’t-know-what-you’ve-got-til-it’s-gone syndrome and ensuring I appreciate the best things about Vietnam, while I’m actually still here.

The results are now in from my extremely scientific poll. And the number one most missed thing about Vietnam is the energy: the non-stop action, the excitement, the busy streets. 

My first response to this was “Pffffft! Won’t catch me missing what you’ve charmingly described as energy but which we all know means a chaotic, frazzling free-for-all.” Because I guess I am quite mean spirited.

But this is the exactly the point. In a case of the grass always being greener, when you’re in Vietnam you pine for footpaths you can actually walk on, an empty park to run through, and just some peace and quiet godammit. When you return home and get free access to all those things, it’s actually quite boring. The bustle of Vietnam, the unpredictability, the chaos, it all provides constant stimulation and invigoration. And you’ll miss it when it’s gone.

So now when I’m stuck in traffic, wedged between a bicycle vendor selling bánh rán and a motorbike laden with road-tripping chickens, the sun’s blazing down, and I just want to get home, I try to think to myself, at least it’s not boring. It might be frazzling, but at least it’s dazzling. That’s my new motto.

And the other responses to my survey? What else should I be better appreciating? Well, the spontaneity of social life, the lack of responsibilities and societal expectations, and the bountiful free time; the affordability of going out, the luxury of a housekeeper and the cheap travel opportunities; the storms, the fruit, the geckos, the colour, the flowers, the street food, the markets, and the trà đá.

When you look at it, you actually experience most items on this list in just your average, run-of-the-mill day here. This can mean only one thing: you should appreciate every single day in this country while you still can.

9 vegan restaurants in Hue you must try

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

Hue city is known as the Buddhist region in Vietnam. That’s why vegetarian food is familiar to local people. You maybe surprised by seeing many food retail to big vegan restaurants in Hue serving vegetarian food on the first date and the 15th date of lunar month. From the natural goods that can be easily […]

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Must-try dishes before leaving Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is one of the most beautiful places in northern Vietnam. With 90% of the population are ethnic minorities, Ha Giang is diverse in the culture. It offers visitors interesting experiences not only by its majestic natural landscapes but also a lot of culinary specialties. Visiting this mountainous province, it would be a miss

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Beautiful Da Lat during Tet (How to Celebrate Vietnamese New Year Like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Discovered and architecturally planned by the French more than a century ago, the temperate climate of Da Lat found up here makes it one of the most romantic cities in Vietnam. I’m planning a trip to Da Lat again this Tet and I want to share with you, not only my previous experiences but also […]

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Where to Eat True “Pho” in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

Just as China has dimsum, Japan has sushi or Italy has spaghetti, Vietnam has pho as the soul and symbol of Vietnamese cuisine and left a deep impression to foreign visitors. Generally, Pho (/fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/), is a nutritious Vietnamese soup made with beef or chicken broth, rice noodles and a […]

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Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Vanilla Cupcakes Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 12 Pieces Ingredients Dry ingredients: 200 gm Karma Waters gluten free cupcake mix 1/3 tsp salt, 100 gm brown sugar 2 tsp baking powder Wet ingredients: 250 ml soymilk/ coconut milk 70ml olive/ vegetable oil 1 TBSP appleContinue reading →

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City Guide Singapore

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The City Guide Singapore gives you a comprehensive guide of the fascinating city-state. Along with Monaco and Vatican City, Singapore is one of three modern day city-states. Located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula and home to 5.5 million citizens, this densely populated country is rich in monetary wealth and diversity. It also boasts […]

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11 of the Most Romantic Cities in Europe to Inspire Your Wandering Heart

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

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We love all the continents equally, but when it comes to romance, Europe always wins. Our picks of the most romantic cities in Europe are guaranteed to make your heart pound, whether you’re looking for love or want to treat your sweetie to an intimate city break. We write a lot about the ways that […]

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Visit Dusseldorf Innside and out

by Mitch @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Dusseldorf is becoming a destination visited more and more by Germans and people all over the globe for leisure instead of business. With its proximity to the Rhine River and closeness to the rest of...

Winter Warmer Smoothies

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

Not one, not two, but THREE smoothie recipes in one post! I’m totally spoiling you, but I’m also hoping this makes up for the lack of recipe posts in general recently. Earlier this week I hosted an event with Linwoods where I demonstrated how to make these three winter warming smoothies. We generally think of […]

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TPP 015: Interview with Kate Harris and Keith Tharp

TPP 015: Interview with Kate Harris and Keith Tharp

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

In a society where “more” is “better”, it is easy to become completely lost in consumerism and materialism.  Far more challenging however, is to recognize your own struggles and then pivot to set a genuine intention so that you can steer in the right direction.  But, we know that nothing worth fighting for ever comes easy, and it takes years...

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Top Five Things To Do in Munich, Germany

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Presenting ‘Munich, Germany’ according to blogger Roobens Fils of Been Around The Globe. The “Whereabouts” series is now taking guests! Have a location to share? Pitch your idea here. When you ask someone “Have you ever been to Munich, Germany?“, either you will hear “No” or “Yeah I went there, for the Oktoberfest festival, I […]

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In Defence of Processed Foods

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

Processed food gets a bad rep. So-called ‘ultraprocessed food’ gets an even worse one. To say that we don’t need to eliminate these foods is an unpopular opinion. So, naturally, I’m going to share my thoughts on it. There is no current definition on what amount of processing makes a food ‘ultraprocessed’. At what point […]

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A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City

A Quest For the Ultimate Vegetarian Meal in Ho Chi Minh City


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Vegetarians and vegans can find the city also known as Saigon difficult to navigate, but it all becomes much easier after a guided foodie tour…

Vegan Celebrities Worldwide – 16 Glamorous Reason to Go Vegan

by Aditi Garg @ EatRoamLive

When celebrities go vegan, people like us start weighing the virtues of the lifestyle. EatRoamLive brings to you a list that will make you want to go vegan. Follow in their footsteps and be healthier than you have ever been.

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Travel Apps We Wouldn’t Leave Home Without

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

We all love it when life is made that little bit easier - especially when you're miles from home. Well, these apps make travelling a whole lot easier. And, best of all, most of them are FREE!

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iKnow Founder Brian Caleda

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

AsiaLIFE gets up close and personal with Mac whisperer Brian Caleda, founder of the popular iKnow computer repair store in Thao Dien. Photo by Romain ...

Sanya, China with Kids: 5 Reasons to Pick Sanya (as an Alternative to Phuket) for your Next Getaway

by Pooja Bakhshi @ EatRoamLive

Most of us in Singapore have been to Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui, Bali and the likes. Sanya is a close-by family getaway with ample to do for everyone. Some of it will surprise you, shock you even, while the other things you will probably fall in love with. Go ahead, book your flight and see for yourself.

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Single-Serve Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

The only thing better than chocolate cake is chocolate cake that’s melted slightly in the middle. And the only thing that’s better than that is a molten lava cake that has nut butter inside. So yeah, you’re welcome. This molten lava cake recipe is designed for one person, but can easily be scaled up to […]

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Finding Vegetarian Food In Vietnam

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Is it easy to get vegetarian food in Vietnam? What traditional Vietnamese dishes can vegetarians eat? We put these questions to the test.

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How to get a Tourist Visa for Saudi Arabia

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Considering AdventureFaktory just recently went to Saudi Arabia, we have been bombarded of e-mails and DM’s all over our social media about How to get the Saudi Tourist Visa. Well let us tell you genuinely...

Meet Livja Jaho, Videographer/Editor

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Introducing the “Passport to People” Travel Interviews where I’ll take you around the globe, via inspiring, creative souls I’ve met while traveling! I met Liv during college at UMass Boston and immediately thought to myself, “this girl is going places.” And indeed, she has fulfilled that prophecy in every sense of the phrase: she’s followed […]

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Singapore Travel Guide | What To Do with a Stopover in Singapore

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Singapore travel guide, we share the best travel tips for a stopover in Singapore that takes in all of the city’s best sights without breaking the bank. Known as the gateway to Asia, Singapore is a popular stopover destination for travellers taking connecting flights to and from other countries in Asia. This unique […]

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This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

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

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If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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[SEO 2018] 6 Offbeat Channels for Keyword Research

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Originally published by Rishabh Dev on Medium. Let’s start with a fun fact: Only 20% of the targeting fills 80% of […]

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Be The Best Valentine And Make Your Own Chocolates

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Strap on your heart-shaped apron, it’s time to get romantic. And what could be more romantic than making sweets for your sweet with your own two hands? Our friends at ChefSteps wrote in this week with tips to tempering chocolate to ensure ultra smooth silkiness. This recipe is a little more involved than the usual sous vide […]

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

The Real Indian Brain Drain

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Originally published by Rishabh Dev on Medium. This blog is based on an idea by Akshay Bharadwaj. For several decade after […]

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Hello world!

by admin @ Veggie Vietnam

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

Happy Farm Tien Giang

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Barbara Adam and her kids explore a family-friendly homestay in the Mekong Delta, Happy Farm Tien Giang. Within three minutes of arriving at Happy Farm ...

Island of the Dolls, Mexico 2017

by Lauren @ RetreaTours

Detail about how to get to the Island of the Dolls, plus photos from our recent visit outside Mexico City in November 2017.

Quality Ingredients are Key at Bamboo

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Day of the Dead celebrations in and around Mexico City 2017

by Lauren @ RetreaTours

5 Awesome Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

If you want a calming and serene place to grab a bite, then Hum is the best go-to. The name Hum comes from the Buddhist mantra “om mani padme hum” which means “peace comes from within”.  The vegan restaurant first opened in 2012 in a beautiful colonial-style villa. The charming […]

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These 25 Productivity Principles Have Transformed my Life

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Originally published by Rishabh Dev on Medium. FOCUS is the most important word. Zen. Practice learned minimalism. 80/20 rule. 80% output […]

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Vegan Breakfast Burritos

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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The older I get, the more I crave foods that I connect with nostalgia for some reason. I’m not even that old but it’s still something that draws me to the kitchen. My tastebuds crave these foods I had when I was younger, and they weren’t even really associated with good or fond memories, just […]

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Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Hue

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Hue


Hue Grit Tour

I might have lost any ethical standing on the Grit Tour but I still know a few good vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Hue. Check to see if there are any you have yet to try!

The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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Where to go for breakfast in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

A steaming bowl of beef noodle soup for breakfast is not bad. But it is not everyone’s idea of an ideal breakfast, especially foreigners, whose tastes, lie more in the direction of waffles or croissants, eggs and bacon. If you want to give noodle soup a break, let’s check out some options below. Let’s go

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The Vegan & Vegetarian Food Street in Can Tho, Vietnam

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

The Vegetarian and Vegan Food Street in Can Tho, Vietnam This was one of those ‘Eureka’ moments for me when […]

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Spicy Vegetables with Bean Curds and Rice Cracker

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Spicy Vegetables with Bean Curds and Rice Cracker Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 3 pieces soybean curds 1 medium carrot, 1 / 3 onion, 2 cups mint 4 cloves garlic, 1 thumb size ginger, 1 red chili 4 TBSP vegetables oil, 1Continue reading →

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Vegan Crab Salad Rolls

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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These vegan crab salad rolls are full of tender, delicious seafood flavour without any of the seafood! Savoury, creamy, tender and crunchy filling in a super soft bun? What’s not to love? Apparently I’ve been really on the mayo train and I don’t really know why. I’ve been eating a lot of more typical Canadian/American […]

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Getting Scammed In Ecuador, A Country That Doesn’t Value Tourists

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

How many bad experiences in Ecuador does it take before a visitor starts to feel unwelcome?

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What image problem?

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

A little while back, the Huffingpost Post published a piece by Matt Kepnes called “Why I’ll never return to Vietnam” which criticised Vietnam for being nothing more than a land of scam artists and rip-off merchants. 

Whether or not you agree with Kepnes (and for the record, I don’t, but that’s a post for another time), you can’t deny that the article caused quite a stir in Vietnam. Unsurprising for a country where the burgeoning tourism industry is a considerable source of national pride, and more importantly, income. 

It generated around 900 comments on the HuffPo site, many from irate Vietnamese readers, and prompted a flurry of articles and opinion pieces in the Vietnamese press. One of my favourites refers to the Huffington Post as being “mistaken” for a “prominent newspaper”, and then calls Kepnes “a self-proclaimed Dave Matthews Band super fan”. Ouch.

But the most interesting response appeared on the news site for Voice of Vietnam, the state-run national radio station and mouthpiece for the Communist Party.

Entitled “I am a real backpacker”, the article profiles an Australian backpacker named Thomas Johnson “whose back always carries a big bag full of things he bought from different shops in the capital city”. 

Thomas tells the reporter that he finds Hanoi “really comfortable, with a stable work environment and friendly people”. He loves the food, and he’s enjoyed all the places he’s visited, like the ceramics village, the silk village and the flower village. 

“’Wherever I go, I am always tempted by special hand-made products, such as Ao dai (Vietnamese women’s traditional dress), conical hats, ceramics and other handicrafts. That is the reason why my backpack is always heavy with a lot of things,’ he said with a smile.”

So, he’s a young, Australian, male backpacker who just can’t get enough of flowers, silk, handicrafts and women’s dresses. He’s just cramming them all into his “bag full of things”. 

In closing, the article makes it very clear that Thomas, unlike Matt Kepnes, will be coming back to Vietnam:

“The Australian visitor said he would come back to Vietnam as soon as possible to enjoy the hidden charms of the S-shaped country, and his next destination would be Ho Chi Minh City. “I’ve heard a lot about the great leader of Vietnam and wish to visit the city named after him to explore the southern part of Vietnam,” he said.”

Wow, Thomas. A state-owned mouthpiece for the Communist Party could not have said it better themselves.

I’m going to put it out there and suggest that maybe Thomas isn’t, you know, a real person. You see, you can write an article called “I am a real backpacker” but that doesn’t actually make the backpacker real.

But really, who better to respond to criticism that your country is filled with cheats and scam artists than a person you just completely made up? Tourists will surely now be flocking to Vietnam, voted Number 1 most ironic country in southeast Asia.    


Orthorexia Resources

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

What is orthorexia? Orthorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by an obsession with eating healthy. It differs from anorexia in that the focus is on the quality rather than quantity of food eaten. The focus is usually not on losing weight, but on being as healthy as possible. Having orthorexia is not the same […]

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The Facts about Vegetarian Pho or Pho Chay - LovingPho.com

The Facts about Vegetarian Pho or Pho Chay - LovingPho.com


LovingPho.com

Vegetarian pho, or pho chay, is in Buddhist temples and other strictly vegetarian restaurants. The true pho chay found in Buddhist temples is conservatively vegetarian, owing to the strict vegetarian cuisine followed by Buddhist practitioners.

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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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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...

EarthFest, Singapore (14th Jan): Food, Shopping, Learning, Fun & Games and Much More

by EatRoamLive @ EatRoamLive

Visit EarthFest, Singapore for a fun day that will teach you all you need to know about leading a sustainable life with resources that will help you transform. Meet EatRoamLive as it sets up a station to talk about eliminating food wastage by introducing you to project Takeaway.

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Pumpkin soup

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Pumpkin soup Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 200g Pumpkin 50g Yellow Lentils 1 tbsp Olive Oil (optional) 1/2 tsp Salt (optional if you like salt-free dishes) 1/2 tsp Vegetable Stock Powder (or you can use your own Vegetable Stock liquid, if youContinue reading →

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FlyDubai to the Maldives

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Dubai is a marvellous place to be based to travel. The best airlines are based in the region and they go absolutely everywhere around the planet. It is truly a central travel base. With FlyDubai,...

Therapy in Saigon

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Shannon Brown looks at a centre offering psychological and behavioural services in Ho Chi Minh City. Photos by Romain Garrigue. Azrael Jeffrey moved to Vietnam from ...

Indulge in Guilt-Free Luxury at 7 of the World’s Best Green Retreats

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

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

These luxury green retreats may not be totally affordable but they are FABULOUS and guilt-free. Even if you travel on the cheap, these 7 eco retreats are all you need to fire up your 2018 travel dreams. Who doesn’t love to look at pictures of exotic retreats around the world? It’s even better when they […]

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Things to do in Turin Italy in One Day: Pizza, Gelato & Must-See Sights

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

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

Here’s your guide to things to do in Turin Italy in one day, including the best pizza and gelato as recommended by our local friends! It includes a self-guided walking tour map, too. Though it’s not a huge city like Rome or a capital of fashion like Milan, Turin Italy (also known as Torino) is […]

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Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Malaysia travel guide, we explore where to go in Malaysia and the best travel destinations. We’ll take you to the towering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, the lush green tea fields of the Cameron Highlands and the bustling art-laden cultural city of George Town. We loved Malaysia. But I should say up-front that we’re […]

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PHỞ (Vietnamese Traditional Thin Flat Noodles)

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print PHỞ (Vietnamese Traditional Thin Flat Noodles) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 1 Person Ingredients 100g rice noodles (dry thin flat style) 1 slice tofu 500 ml sterilized water 5 pieces straw mushroom 5 pieces shitake mushroom 3 pieces wood ear mushroom 2 TBSP vegetables/ oliveContinue reading →

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Hostel Horror In Mexico City: The Worst Place We Have Ever Stayed

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

From unhygienic facilities to rude staff and bedbugs, Zocalo Rooms in Mexico City is the worst place we have ever stayed.

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Floor Staff

by admin_orn @ Home | The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food & Cuisine

Floor Staff

Orange Lantern Waiter

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
  • CPF Contribution by Employer
  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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This Expat Life (Beijing): Month 38+39

by Justine @ Travel Lush

After moving abroad in July 2014, I started compiling monthly roundup posts about life as an expat in Asia and all the nitty gritty that goes on behind the scenes here at Travel Lush. You can check out my previous monthly roundup posts: June, July and August. Life has been such a whirlwind during the past two months that for the…

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Packing Tips: Our Top 6 Handy Travel Items

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

From lightweight boots that can walk all day in the snow to a phone charger that fits in your wallet, here are our top six travel items we always carry.

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Fear and self-loathing in expat land

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In


This post first appeared on Crikey, and features a couple of observations from previous blog posts. Sorry for the rehash - I hope to post properly soon!
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To the Vietnamese who live around me, it’s clear where I fit in here: I don’t. The differences between us are as plain as the enormous nose on my big fat face.
In Vietnam, I am, and always will be, a Tây.
I can hear the call of “Tây-Tây-Tây-Tây-Tây” in any market as vendors announce my presence to each other, making it pretty much synonymous with the sound effect “ker-CHING!”
I’m not offended one bit by this label. Not even when I had new passport photos taken and the shop filled in the “Mr/Ms_________” section on the little receipt with “Ms Tây”, and filed it away under T.
Because I am a Tây. Even if they would let me, I would never try to pretend to the Vietnamese that I’m just like them.
However, before I moved here, I envisioned making for myself a perfectly authentic, local Vietnamese life. I was sure I would assimilate beautifully. I was very much the kind of person who would travel to Asia and scoff at tourists eating pizza. “What’s the point of even coming overseas if you’re just doing what you do at home, eh?” I would say, indignant and unbearable.
Now, my favourite café in Hanoi is run by a Melbournian and serves soy chai lattes. I like Vietnamese coffee very much, and drink it often. But you know what I like more? Soy chai lattes.
I don’t care any more about my street cred or my authenticity, or being pleased with myself for being the only foreigner in a local coffee shop. That soy chai latte doesn’t lessen the Vietnam-ness of my life here; in fact, it makes it better, offering me enough comforting familiarity to better enjoy the rest of my very Hanoian day.
When visitors from Australia ask me to take them to my favourite cafe in Hanoi, I know better than to take them to this place, my real favourite café. The one and only visitor I’ve taken there looked around and said, “Hmm, there sure are a lot of foreigners in here”, and there was judgement in them there italics.
To me, this is like going to a Chinese restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown and complaining, “Hmm, there sure are a lot of Chinese people in here”.
The formation of communities with shared ethnicities and cultures is the most natural thing in the world. Liberal-minded, politically correct, cultural relativists like myself love them for bringing “diversity” and “colour” to our neighbourhoods. Yet those of us who move overseas seem to think we’re above needing the familiarity of such communities ourselves. We’re sure we’ll just slot right in to our new home because we’re so open-minded and adaptable.
No, we won’t become your typical "expat". Now, there’s another word with its own synonymous sound effect: one of retching.
“Expat” conjures up two stereotypes, both of them unseemly: one clad in white linen, drinking gins and tonic, and oppressing the natives; the other sunburnt, overweight, subsisting entirely on baked beans and whinging about the locals. Both images emphasise that the expat is stubbornly, wilfully, unassimilated.
It’s a word with such awful colonial overtones. All at once it projects cultural superiority and barbarism. And for a word which is supposed to be all about someone moving to a new and different country, all it does it emphasise where they’ve come from: it seems you’re only an expat if you’re from the developed world, otherwise, let’s face it, you’re an immigrant.
It’s because of these connotations that people, like me, try to dodge the dreaded expat label. But despite my best intentions, I have become just another expat. I might not have a white linen suit, but I’m still a Tây who hangs out with other Tâys and does your typical Tây things.
So every one of my soy chai lattes could taste just like self-loathing, or I could just get over myself and own it: I’m an expat. I’ll still say it with teeth gritted against all those historical connotations, but I’ll say it: I am an expat.

10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Hanoi

10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants In Hanoi


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It can often be a challenge being vegetarian or vegan in Vietnam. The cuisine is often flavored with animal bones, or sprinkled with dried meat, even if it is not a m...

Tips on Choosing Luggage

by Lauren @ RetreaTours

The luggage you already have in your closet is probably A-OK, but if you are in the market for a new piece, here are our suggestions!

Visiting Dalat – Vietnam’s City of Eternal Spring

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Founded in 1907 as a French hill station, Dalat is still a popular destination both for local and international visitors. The city quickly grew, with new hotels, resorts, golf courses, and even boarding schools. Located in the highlands and surrounded by pine forests, the city enjoys a temperate climate quite unlike the rest of Vietnam. […]

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Rang Mahal, Singapore: The Best in Vegetarian & Vegan Indian Fine Dining

by Pooja Bakhshi @ EatRoamLive

One of the best restaurants in Singapore for Indian Fine Dining, Rang Mahal focuses on lighter food with authentic Indian tastes, that is prepared passionately with the freshest ingredients and the finest repertoire of flavours and textures.

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Yam, Pea Sprouts, Tofu & Mushroom Patties

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Yam, Pea Sprouts, Tofu & Mushroom Patties Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Serving Size: 4 People - each person gets 3 patties Ingredients Fresh Purple Yams (300g) 450g Firm Tofu 1 handful of Pea Sprouts 1 handful of Wood Ear Mushrooms 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp VegetableContinue reading →

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Sunsets in Mauritius: The BEST you will EVER see!

by Beets of Life @ BEETS OF LIFE

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Bolivia On A Budget: 4 Days At Lake Titicaca For Just $80

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Budget travellers, listen up! Here's how to spend four days in one country for less than $100.

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My Son Sanctuary – Half day trip from Hoi An

by Yourlocalbooking.com @

Situated in a small valley in the mountainous district of Quang Nam Province, about 45 km from Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary is the best choice for tourists to get a half day getaway to uncover the fascinating history of the Champa...

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Hello world!

by Namese @ Namese Vietnamese Restaurant New Orleans

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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5 Charming Vietnamese Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

In fact Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its excellent selection of top tier restaurants, from Western fusion or Asian food to the authentic Vietnamese cuisine. But there’s nowhere better to enjoy yourself in the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine than in Ho Chi Minh City. The following guide features […]

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Whatever Happened To Shrimp Scampi?

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Shrimp scampi is the undisputed king of seafood pasta dishes, and deserves all the room in your stomach. But is it just us, or are we seeing the disappearance of this simple shellfish perfection from Italian menus? Once a reliable staple of red-and-white checkered tablecloth joints famous for chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo, this dish of shrimp, lemon, garlic, shellfish […]

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A-Z guide to Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet)

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Tet is not only extremely significant to every single Vietnamese in the country but also somehow deeply impressive to foreign tourists who have a chance to experience the most special and important holiday in Vietnam. Tet in Hoi An has...

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Hong Kong with Kids: A Complete Family Travel Guide

by Preethi Bashyam Sriganesh @ EatRoamLive

Smaller spaces, crowded roads, a MTR system which is older than modern Singapore; complemented by the bustling business district, high end boutiques and cosmopolitan population - All these make Hong Kong a unique holiday experience. Here's a complete travel guide to Hong Kong.

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Vegan in Vietnam - Plantbased Pixie

Vegan in Vietnam - Plantbased Pixie


Plantbased Pixie

Vietnam is a country famous for it’s food, and you can tell. There are street food vendors everywhere, people carrying chopped up fruit, and endless restaurants. You cannot go hungry here. However Vietnam isn’t the easiest for vegans as a lot of dishes are made with fish sauce, but you can get around it without …

Kitchen Staff

by admin_orn @ Home | The Orange Lantern Restaurant | Vietnamese Food & Cuisine

Kitchen Staff

Orange Lantern Chef

We offer successful applicants a rewarding journey and remuneration package:

  • Attractive Basic Salary
  • CPF Contribution by Employer
  • On-the-Job Training
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Staff Meals
  • Medical Benefits
  • Work Close to Home
  • Flexible Working Hours

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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...

TPP 014: Interview with Mauricio Gonzalez

TPP 014: Interview with Mauricio Gonzalez

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Think of last time you visited a primary care doctor and the reasons why you made that trip to his or her office – perhaps it had to do with a sore throat that only worsened or a pain in your body that grew or maybe something else. Whatever the reason may have been, the bottom line is that we...

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Colorado’s Milkshake IPAs Sweeten Up The Craft Beer Scene

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Milkshake IPAs may not sound like a beer genre you’d gravitate towards, but this new craft style out of Colorado successfully straddles both worlds. Grab a long straw (if you have to), because this marvel of chemistry just might be here to stay. What is a milkshake IPA exactly? It’s a beer brewed with milkshake flavors like chocolate, vanilla and […]

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Our Favourite Colourful Streets… So Far

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Love vibrant colour? Love it even more when a whole street is full of vibrant colour. Well you're going to love this. Here are some of our favourite colourful streets we have strolled down on our travels... so far.

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New Year: 2018 Adventure Resolutions

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

This year, I will travel to… Find out in my 2018 Adventure Resolutions! Happy 2018 my readers! I’m a bit late to welcoming everyone to this new year but that’s because I was busy gallivanting around Spain! (This post is being typed mid-air on my way back to Boston from JFK Airport after being stranded […]

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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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You must visit this hidden gem in Old Dubai

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

If you are visiting Dubai, you have to take some time to spend at Al Bastakiya, a beautiful artsy meets heritage neighbourhood in Old Dubai, situated on the Deira Creek side of town. Situated along the...

Lap An lagoon – Hue

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

Lap An Lagoon or An Cu lagoon is located within Lang Co Bay, beside Highway AH1 running through Lang Co town, Phu Loc about 62km from Hue and 38km from Da Nang. Travel from Da Nang to Hue, just over 20 km of scenic Hai Van Pass, Lang Co bay appear as a charming picture. […]

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Vegetarian Street Food in Vietnam - Charlie on Travel

Vegetarian Street Food in Vietnam - Charlie on Travel


Charlie on Travel

Yes, there is vegetarian street food in Vietnam! What to know what vegetarian street food in Vietnam is like? My favourite was definitely the sticky rice.

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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My Darjeeling Experience or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tea

by Lauren @ RetreaTours

Virgen Del Carmen Festival in Peru: The Most Bizarre Event We’ve Ever Been To

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Creepy masks. Costumed performers whipping people. A doll who makes people cry. Peru's Virgen del Carmen festival is one strange event.

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Top 5 tourist attractions in Hue

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Thanks to the richness of culture and history as well as romance, gentleness, Hue has been one of the attractive tourist destination for a thousands of Vietnamese people as well as foreign tourists. To have more in-depth understanding about Hue’s culture here is top 5 tourist attractions anyone should visit: Indochina holidays Hue Imperial Citadel

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Vegan Vegetarian Vietnam - BEETS OF LIFE

Vegan Vegetarian Vietnam - BEETS OF LIFE


BEETS OF LIFE

If you are looking for vietnamese vegetarian food (or vegan food) look no further. Here is our list of the restaurants serving vegetarian food in Vietnam

The ‘Validation Marketing’ Framework

by Rishabh Dev @ RISHABH DEV – Growth Hacking Consultant

Originally published by Rishabh Dev on Medium. Startups need to stay lean & agile in everything they do. The business model has been […]

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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...

Saudi Arabia Tourism to grow over 10% annually

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Following our first trip to Saudi, our interest in the growth of tourism has been quite high! We can’t wait for borders to be open properly and for tourism infrastructures to be set as well...

On the road in Vietnam

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

This post was first published on Crikey

The Vietnamese spend so much time on their motorbikes I expect that eventually they will evolve into two-wheeled centaurs.

If you pitted a 40-kilogram, stiletto-wearing Vietnamese girl against a burly Aussie bikie in a test of motorcycling skill, I know who my money would be on. But I’m not going to say it, in case I get shot.

But say the test of motorcycling skill was being held out of town, and you had to take a long, bumpy bus ride with the contestants to get there, for the love of God, sit next to the bikie.

The Vietnamese ride through the market, never getting off their bikes even as they prod the produce and haggle over the price of pomelos. They’ll swathe their steeds in swinging bags of meat and fruit and eggs, then drive to a roadside food stall where, like a lo-fi drive-thru, a bread roll with pâté, or a little crème caramel, can be bagged up and hooked over their handlebars, without them ever having to leave their seat.

On their motorbikes they can smoke, and send text messages, and carry a brimming bowl of noodle soup one-handed. Probably all at the same time. Children do their homework riding pillion, and toddlers fall asleep while standing up, wedged between their parents’ legs, their head resting on the handlebars.

But because the Vietnamese pretty much drive out of the birth canal on two wheels, they miss out on a formative experience we take for granted: adapting to four-wheeled transport. As a result, no long-haul bus ride in Vietnam is complete without at least half the passengers vomiting into plastic bags, tying those bags up, then flinging them out the window throughout the entirety of the journey. It’s a case of projectile vomit turned vomit projectiles.

These little exploding parcels of spew litter the highways of Vietnam. So, say you are going to watch this test of motorcycling skill on a motorbike that’s travelling behind the contestants’ bus, then keep a wide, wide berth. Unless you want to receive a high-speed bag o’ vom in your face.

Just as the Vietnamese are, on the whole, inexperienced car passengers, they’re also inexperienced car drivers. This is changing at an incredible rate, with growing wealth resulting in more and more Vietnamese people buying their first car, and taking their first driving lesson.

Hanoi is not the ideal place to earn your driving stripes. The streets are narrow, and already filled almost to capacity with motorbikes. The learner drivers of Hanoi travel at a trepidatious crawl, as if they too are transporting brimming bowls of noodle soup, and maybe they are. They go at speeds so slow that I can easily overtake them on my bicycle at little more than a dawdle.

Taxi drivers are often learners themselves, shuddering along in third gear at speeds that barely make the speedometer twitch. Once, late at night, I’m pretty sure Nathan and I were the inaugural customers of one taxi driver. With his emergency lights and high beams on, we crawled along the deserted street for a few blocks. Then the windows all fogged up; the driver panicked, mounted the curb, and said “Okay!” as if we’d just arrived at our destination, and everything was completely under control.

The all-too-experienced motorcyclists take advantage of the lumbering learners, swarming around them in all directions at intersections, as if the car is merely a fixed obstacle, which can be avoided like a traffic cone.

But there are more cars on the road every day, the result of a furious upward mobility that will, eventually, lead to a traffic standstill when simply no more cars can fit. Vomit missiles will become a thing of the past, and so will all the learner drivers, but no-one will be going anywhere.

Meet Catch Dubai, a seafood restaurant straight from NYC

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

This place is ideal for afterwork drinks followed with dinner or friends gathering. The service is excellent The food you need to order is the Spicy Crab Pasta We loved ambiance of the restaurant and the music...

South Lake Tahoe, California: 5 Best Vegetarian & Vegan-Friendly Restaurants

by EatRoamLive @ EatRoamLive

Lakes, mountains, sunshine and amazing plant-based food, Lake Tahoe's got it all! Here are 5 top restaurants in South Lake Tahoe, for great vegan and vegetarian meals, that find favour with food lovers.

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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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Hike ‘N Glow: Hawaii Volcano Tour

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

In Hawaiian folklore, Pele is the Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes and, boy, is she fierce.

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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Let me share my Airbnb wishlist for Reykjavik, Iceland. Read my list of the best Airbnbs in Reykjavik, including budget rooms, perfect apartments and luxury rental homes.  Winter season has got me dreaming about white snow and cold countries. I was just sixteen when I went on my first trip to Iceland – it was short […]

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The Incredible Edge of the World in Saudi Arabia is awaiting your visit

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

What are the things to do in Old Dubai? This guide is not about the landmarks to see in Dubai, but places you should know to go grab a bite, buy, drink, eat again… read...

Vegan Food Quest in Vegan Life Magazine

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Did you know that as well as writing our blog and vegan travel guides, we also write a regular vegan travel feature in the leading vegan lifestyle magazine in the UK and USA? Since late 2015 we’ve been writing about our vegan travels in Vegan Life Magazine which also happens to be our favourite vegan magazine, ever. […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Hoi An

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Hoi An


Never Ending Voyage

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Hoi An

Top 5 islands you must visit in Nha Trang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Nha Trang, Vietnam is one of the 29 most charming beaches in the world. Come to Nha Trang, you can not only lie under the sun, enjoy the picturesque sceneries and peaceful atmosphere but also have a nice tour around a lot of pretty islands. Here are the most beautiful islands that you cannot miss

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Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

by admin @ Phonmor

The key is to buy specific cuts for specific dishes and be firm with your butcher. Opt for tender cuts from the inner haunch muscle if you fancy steak and use neck fillet or shanks if slow cooking. And deer mince makes for a very good gamekeeper’s sandwiches. Wild salmon is a real treat and..

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

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Goodbye

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

Well, this is it. We have only a couple of days left in Hanoi.

Thank you to everyone who has followed The City That Never Sleeps In, and especially those who commented, or sent me emails, or approached me while I was taking the rubbish out, to say they enjoyed reading it. Keeping this blog has been one of the highlights from my time here.

I wrote this final post as a column for AsiaLife, but I’ve changed it slightly to reflect my changed feelings since I submitted it for publication. At that time I was a little nostalgic and dewy-eyed about leaving, but now, I’m just excited about the future. We leave Hanoi for a long holiday in Thailand, and then a new, quiet, life in Canberra - if there’s a city less like Hanoi in the world, I don’t know it. And for us, right now, that’s a good thing.

We’re leaving with some extra baggage too: our Uncle Ho portrait, our wedding ao dais, and a baby on the way (carry-on baggage). As we are told, constantly, the baby will be a Golden Dragon, a particularly lucky and lucrative kind of baby, of which there will be many, judging by the number of pregnant women waddling around in the Hanoi heat at the moment. It’s an incomparable farewell gift from our host nation, the endowment of lunar good fortune on our new family.

Thank you, Vietnam. But we know it’s time for us to leave. 

As I have mentioned before, because you know, it's on my mind day and night, the house over the road from us was knocked down. In the middle of the night. Using jackhammers. They’ve posted an artist’s image of the government office they’re building in its place, and it speaks a thousand words. Most of them swear words.

When Nathan and I saw that image of towering steel and glass, and landscaped gardens featuring strange 2D palm trees, we both just knew: we wouldn’t stick around to see those palm trees in 3D.

The thought of ceaseless jackhammering filled us with overwhelming dread. We knew it would be the straw that broke the camel’s back, if living in Vietnam was a camel.

Over the past couple of months, the cracks had already started to show. The honking seemed louder and more unnecessary; the pollution became unbearable; fruit vendors took on Machiavellian qualities; children stopped being cute, just loud.

But nothing about Vietnam had changed, only us.

After two-and-a-half years of enthusiastic ardour for Vietnam, I was cruising for a bruising. Maybe it was a self-fulfilling prophecy, because I’d always said we should leave before three years is up, but I think it’s more just the expiry of the statute of limitations on Keeping Your Shit Together.

Living as an expat in Vietnam isn’t hard, but it isn’t always easy.  While, yes, you can drink out of coconuts and get cheap pedicures, it’s also loud, crowded and polluted. And some vegetables are grown in human poo.

It always has been that way, and I’ve always known that. But to thoroughly enjoy Vietnam’s many, many upsides, I’ve had to not let the downsides get to me. And I’ve done this through a constant practice of Keeping My Shit Together: focusing on the positive, being curious rather than judgemental, being dazzled, not frazzled.

Keeping Your Shit Together is an active process, and over time, it’s tiring. Once you begin to falter, it easily spirals into Losing Your Shit. You don’t look at your beer and think, glory be to God for cheap beer; you think, this beer is probably laced with formaldehyde. You give the stink eye to children with those squeaky shoes. You see a dog and you say to it, “They’re going to eat you”.  You look at an artist’s image for a new building and you don’t feel impressed by Vietnam’s unstoppable march towards modernisation, you just think, that building is going to be the end of me. And then you tread on a used sanitary napkin and that pretty much seals the deal.

One of the hardest things about being an expat in Vietnam is listening to the whinging of embittered expats - who’ve Lost Their Shit - who act as if they’re serving time here against their will. Their bad juju is catching, kryptonite to anyone fiercely, and rightly, Keeping Their Shit Together.

I don’t want to be one of them. I’m going to accept that in this break-up, it’s not Vietnam, it’s me, and I’m going to get out of here before I bring anyone else down with me.

I leave Vietnam with no regrets. I loved living here; it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. It has given me so much - so many memories, and opportunities, and friends and life lessons - and asked for not much more in return than just Keeping My Shit Together. I definitely did better out of that deal.

But now, I’m just ready to go home. 

Thank you to you all. Try to Keep Your Shit Together,
Tabitha x

Shredded Oyster Mushroom with Mint and Rice Cracker

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Shredded Oyster Mushroom with Mint and Rice Cracker Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 People Ingredients 200 gram oyster mushroom 1⁄4 onion 1 cup mint 3 cloves garlic 1⁄2 thumb size ginger 2 TBSP vegetables oil 1 TBSP olive oil (for dressing) 1 TBSP crumbledContinue reading →

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How to Celebrate Tet in Nha Trang (Comprehensive Guide)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Are you wondering at which place you will feel our special Vietnamese holiday, Tet Nguyen Dan, the most? Look no further than the Red River Delta of Vietnam. According to Professor Luong Duc Hien, the word “Tet” is a unit of weather in a year. Since 4,000 years ago, Vietnam has been developing the system, in which one […]

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This Expat Life (Month 42): My First Month in Vietnam

by Justine @ Travel Lush

After moving abroad in July 2014, I started compiling monthly roundup posts about life as an expat in Southeast Asia and all the nitty gritty that goes on behind the scenes here at Travel Lush. You can check out my most recent monthly roundup posts: September/October, November and December. Man, January was one hell of a month.…

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3 Things To Do In Banos, Ecuador (And One You Really Shouldn’t!)

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

Whether you're a thrill-seeker, nature lover or view chaser, there's no shortage of things to do in Banos. Here's three activities we recommend. And one we don't.

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What to Eat in Hue, Vietnam — And Where to Find It

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

These places are not a representation of the full variety of Hue eats, but were ones that I enjoyed and were found on my motorbike and food wanders in town. The banh khoa places recommended by many people was made with wheat flour, so I recommend the same restaurant as the nem lui for the […]

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Best Vegetarian Dishes in Vietnam | Vietnamese Food Lovers

Best Vegetarian Dishes in Vietnam | Vietnamese Food Lovers


Vietnamese Food Lovers

If there’s one thing Vietnamese cuisine is known for, it’s the meat. Whether it’s a substantial cơm tấm pork plate for breakfast, a steaming bowl of beef phởfor lunch, or a crispy pork belly and fish bún mắm soup for dinner, meat is used and enjoyed throughout the day. Understandably, this can put off many vegetarians from visiting Vietnam, but they shouldn’t be deterred. There’s an abundance of delicious vegetarian — or “chay” — meals in restaurants and on street corners all across the country, from Hanoi to Hoi An to Saigon. With so much to choose from, however, it’s easy to miss the highlights. So here’s a list of the top 10 meatless meals you can enjoy in Vietnam. Bánh mì chay No trip to Vietnam would be complete without a decent bánh mì — a Viet/French fusion style baguette sandwich. Finding one that isn’t packed full of pork belly and pâté is a challenge, but vegetarian versions are available. A nice veggie option can include tofu, egg or mushrooms, stuffed into a freshly baked baguette with fresh chillies, pickles and herbs and finished with a sprinkling of soy sauce. Phở chay  Traditional phở soup is a meat-based broth often eaten for breakfast, with phở noodles, beef and vegetables. For the vegetarian option look out for the word “chay” and you’ll know

Elephants aren’t for riding

by Lauren @ RetreaTours

We do not support the riding of elephants on any of our tours. Click here to learn why.

TOP 13 FASCINATING MUSEUMS IN HANOI FOREIGNERS SHOULD NOT MISS

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Saigon Vegetarian

Saigon Vegetarian


Saigon Vegetarian

A vegetarian in Ho Chi Minh City shares his veggie experience

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Cauliflower, Broccoli, Swiss Chard & Tofu Soup

by Grace Nguyen @ Karma Waters

Print Pumpkin soup Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 6 People Ingredients 1 pack of Cauliflower (30g) 1 pack of Swiss Chard (30g) 1 small size of Broccoli 150g Firm Tofu 4 cups of Water 1 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp Vegetable Stock Powder 1 tsp LemonContinue reading →

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Where to go in Ha Giang

by IV Blogging Team @ Vietnam Private Tours

Ha Giang is the province in the North of Vietnam with many beautiful destinations. With the epic landscapes here, it is very worth being discovered. Coming to Ha Giang, tourists can see the endless roads, unique terraces and more than that. Therefore, you shouldn’t miss Ha Giang in your holiday. The followings will help you

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7 Best Banh mi Hanoi – TripAdvisor highly recommended

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Climbing Mt Rinjani Volcano: 3 Days Of Torture

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

It was super tough but super rewarding climbing Lombok's highest peak, Mt Rinjani.

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Let Alexa’s Gordon Ramsay Feature Ruin Your Meal

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Have you ever watched one of Gordon Ramsay’s acclaimed cooking shows and thought “man, I wish he’d scream at my risotto?” Good news! From the people who brought you such voice-activated entertainment experiences as “Biden’s Briefing” and “Sounds Fun with Mike Epps,” comes “Gordon Ramsay.” The program brings the distinct personality of the Hell’s Kitchen host right […]

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5 Places to Enjoy Coffee Time in Ho Chi Minh City

by An @ My Amazing Vietnam

My favorite thing to do in a day is having coffee. I drink coffee before going to work and while taking a break at the office. During my free time, I go to my favorite coffee shop to read a book or write a journal. I go alone or meet with a friend but […]

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Arequipa’s Santa Catalina Monastery in Photos

by Everywhere Please @ Everywhere Please

The vivid burnt orange and sky blue walls throughout Arequipa's Santa Catalina Monastery make this 16th century building a dramatic place to photograph.

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WordPress Resources at SiteGround

by admin @ Phonmor

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer..

TPP 016: Interview with Vivian Lee

TPP 016: Interview with Vivian Lee

by steichen.isabelle@gmail.com @ The Plantiful

Every day we are presented with countless decisions to make, and every year we make new commitments to uphold.  As we are all coming off the highs of last year’s holiday season, we emerge into the new year with new hopes, intentions, and goals.  The grand ideas we often start with, however, often become lost in the mix of the...

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What’s the Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

One of the pull factors of Thailand is the low cost of living, but how much does it really cost? Living comfortably in Chiang Mai, expect to pay 28,100 Thai baht per month. That’s roughly $873 or £644. That includes the following: Accommodation in a house, plus a guesthouse in Pai — 8000฿ / $248 […]

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Celebrating Tet in Saigon (Including What to Do & A List of Places That Are Open)

by Eleanor Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Tet is just around the corner! To the Vietnamese, Tet (A.K.A Lunar New Year) is as important as Christmas is to Westerners. However, because Tet is a family holiday, many people will leave the big city like Saigon to return to their hometown for a reunion. As a result, many restaurants, shopping malls, and attractions […]

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Insider’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is the mixed reflection of dynamic modern lifestyle and impressing historical architecture. In some ways, Saigon is lovely in the eyes of some people, but dangerous for the others. The difference, I think, lies in how much you understand about this city. It may be unfair for

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10 Best Restaurants in Hue

by Vespa Safari @ Vespa Safari

Hue’s Most Popular Restaurants The best restaurants in Hue are must-visits for travellers looking to enjoy authentic Hue dishes that were once served exclusively to royalties of Nguyen Dynasty. Set within close proximity to Hue’s iconic landmarks, most of these dining venues also feature equally opulent interiors and exceptional service as well as traditional music […]

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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...

Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Hoi An, Vietnam

Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Hoi An, Vietnam


RetreaTours

Maybe the title of this post should be "Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Vietnam"...or maybe in the world? I'm not ashamed to admit that I ate here for a majority of my meals while staying in the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An. Let's get to it:I'm talking about Minh Hien (50 Tran Cao Van, map t

Cambodia Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 2 Weeks in Cambodia

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

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

These 2-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Cambodia itinerary. This is an amazingly diverse country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! There are so many ways to experience Cambodia that two weeks is not nearly enough! If time is not an issue, […]

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Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

by ttran360 @ Thang Long Noodle Restaurant, Philadelphia | Vietnamese Pho, Noodle Soup, Vegetarian and Vegan menu

Welcome to Thang Long Noodle Restaurant, a premiere family-owned Vietnamese restaurant in East Kensington. We offer deliciously authentic pho, noodle soups, rice platters, and other traditional Vietnamese dishes at bargain prices. Come visit us and discover the great taste of a home-cooked meal – good food for healthy hearts! Check out our excellent Yelp reviews! […]

Hue Vegetarian Restaurants: The Best City for Vegan Food in Vietnam? - Vespa Safari

Hue Vegetarian Restaurants: The Best City for Vegan Food in Vietnam? - Vespa Safari


Vespa Safari

Hue was, for centuries, the centre of Buddhist scholarship in Vietnam; Hue has 108 pagodas and 300 Buddhist temples. many people eat vegetarian food

The Best Eco Yoga Mat to Energize Your Practice in 2018

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

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

If you’re looking for an eco yoga mat that is durable, comfortable, and non slip, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve tried all of these yoga mats and my reviews will help you choose the right mat for you body and your practice. Students are always asking me what yoga mat I use. Because […]

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So, you're moving to Hanoi

by noreply@blogger.com (Tabitha) @ The City That Never Sleeps In

Thanks to this blog, which must successfully create the illusion that I know things about Vietnam, I've received all kinds of emails asking for advice over the last couple of years. Some of them I'm not well-equipped to answer - like, "Will my hair-straightener work in Vietnam?" - but for most I at least try to have a stab at an answer.

The most common type of email I receive is from someone moving to Hanoi, and who is looking for tips or advice on how to make the process easier and less overwhelming. I received an email like this the other day, which reminded me in many ways of the circumstances in which Nathan and I found ourselves in Hanoi. It went like this:

"Naturally, I am both very excited and unbelievably terrified. I know absolutely no Vietnamese, know nobody in the country except the name of my contacts, and am deferring medical school (a very straightforward/safe path) for the unknown despite not being naturally adventurous. I'm not running from anything or a natural free bird, as it were - it's a great opportunity and I want to force myself out of my safety bubble to learn something genuine."

Since this blog's retirement is imminent, I thought I should try to respond to this email here, in a last-ditch bid to be more useful to those who arrive in Hanoi, very excited and unbelievably terrified, in the future.

The email continues:

"I was wondering if you had any general advice about coming to Hanoi. I think my greatest concern is loneliness due to lack of language ability, relative youth (and traveling as a single woman without a partner, family, etc), so if you have any pointers in that realm that would be great. Also, because I have no idea where to live, if you have any advice there too (I've been told to come in a few days early, stay in a hotel, and look for a place from there, but any pre departure information would be appreciated, especially in terms of what I can expect)."

Funnily enough, I think loneliness should be the least of your concerns. Making friends in Hanoi is exceptionally easy. You'll start by knowing only your colleagues, but if you're sociable, you'll very quickly meet their friends too, and before long, friends of their friends. Young, educated Vietnamese people speak English and are eager to practice it, so not speaking Vietnamese is very little impediment to making Vietnamese friends - this is actually one of the reasons it's so easy to just give up on learning the language.

The expat community in Hanoi is small, and easy to infiltrate. There will be many other people just like you, young and single, and, just like you, looking to make friends - and fast. Everyone seems to organically develop friendship groups, but you can proactively boost your acquaintanceship by joining various clubs, sporting groups, attending all kinds of different events, or meeting up with people you know from the internet. For example, Nathan and I met two good friends of ours by joining their table at a trivia night event, and they themselves had only recently met, through a Couchsurfing group. We subsequently invited them to things, they invited us to things, cross-pollinating our friendship groups.

But of all the foreigners I've known in Hanoi, the ones who seem to have had the best time here are those who throw themselves wholeheartedly into their Vietnamese (as opposed to expat) friendship circle. It sounds like an obvious thing to do, but actually it can be hard. Amongst you there might be cultural and socio-economic differences, resulting in fundamentally different world-views; there might be different ideas about social norms and what is and isn't the "done thing"; there might be different ideas of simply what constitutes a good time. I definitely let my terror of potentially awkward social situations limit the kind of experiences I was open to, which I regret, because the Vietnamese friendships I did maintain are just so, so rewarding and wonderful, and who wouldn't want more of that? 

This brings me to the most important piece of advice I have about moving to Hanoi: Seize the opportunities it presents, using both hands, and your teeth too if necessary. This is not necessarily something you can really plan or prepare for, just be ready to recognise when it's happening - maybe when you least expect it - and then always say "yes".

I know engineers who've opened cafes; I know self-sworn singletons who've found lifelong love; I know people who came to teach English as an interim job and discovered that teaching is their passion; I know NGO-workers who sang on stage for the first time - as the star of the show no less; I know people who hated Vietnam during their first year, and now never want to leave.

If there are parts of your life here which are difficult - you might feel under-utilised at work, or you might miss home - Hanoi will always offer you another outlet to compensate for it. Take it. I had a friend who was deeply dissatisfied with her job, but started teaching swing dancing in the evenings to find some fulfilment. Last I heard, she was swing-dancing her way around Australia. Nathan and I are ourselves leaving Hanoi on a completely different - nay, better -  trajectory to that which landed us here. One we absolutely never could have predicted, and one that owes a lot to the opportunities which came our way since moving here. Nice one, Hanoi.

This is all very wishy-washy, I know. But for all the practical stuff, such as what to bring, and where to buy things, and how you find flatmates or a place to live, plus information on what clubs or groups you can join, it's all on The New Hanoian website, a Godsend for new arrivals. For events, there's the Hanoi Grapevine.

The only other thing I would add is regarding where to live. Something I've heard newcomers say a lot is how they want to live in a "Vietnamese neighbourhood". I totally get this desire for cultural integration, but actually, I think you'll find pretty much every neighbourhood in Hanoi will be "Vietnamese" enough for you, even the areas popular with expats. We live in a building that houses only foreigners, yet our neighbourhood is... well, you've read about it on this blog. You couldn't mistake it for being anywhere other than Hanoi. 

But what do I know anyway? I'll hand it over to The People. Is there anything you wish you knew before moving to Hanoi? Would you have done things any differently? Or do you just have a solid gold piece of practical advice for new arrivals?

Mine? Well, start a blog. Obviously.

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