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5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's nothing we love more than the small towns, coastal views, and endless scenic vistas that Europe's islands offer. Here are some that are overlooked far too often...

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6 foods that prove Indian cuisine is the best in the world

6 foods that prove Indian cuisine is the best in the world

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How can you not want to grab a piece of golden, garlicky naan and dig into a freshly-made, richly-spiced, mind-blowingly tasty curry?

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8 things to do in Jordan that aren’t Petra or the Dead Sea

8 things to do in Jordan that aren’t Petra or the Dead Sea

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea...Jordan's biggest attractions are well worth a visit. But what else should you do while you're there? Here's 8 awesome experiences you can have in Jordan.

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A circus of ethics: is elephant welfare finally becoming mainstream?

A circus of ethics: is elephant welfare finally becoming mainstream?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Can public consciousness and public action drive meaningful change in the private sector?

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This is what it looks like when a Belgian backpacker moves to Uluru

This is what it looks like when a Belgian backpacker moves to Uluru

by Isabelle Liekens @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I have the honour of saying that the world’s biggest monolith is the view from my backyard.

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Tokyo

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Ethiopia is Africa’s next must-visit destination

Why Ethiopia is Africa’s next must-visit destination

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ethiopia was going to be unlike anywhere else I'd seen in Africa — and I hadn't seen anything yet.

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Wisdom from the wilderness: 7 lessons I learnt while travelling in Egypt

Wisdom from the wilderness: 7 lessons I learnt while travelling in Egypt

by Louise Maccallum @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In some ways Egypt was the land I’d expected it to be: an exotic green strip clinging to the banks of the Nile. But in others it was a surprise. A big one.

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The results are in: American travelers are obsessed with their phones

The results are in: American travelers are obsessed with their phones

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We surveyed 1,500 American travelers about their cell phone use on vacation. The results were...interesting.

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Don’t leave Australia without visiting Tasmania. Here’s why.

Don’t leave Australia without visiting Tasmania. Here’s why.

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tasmania's breathtaking landscapes include everything from white sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains and wild, rugged coastal cliffs.

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Behind the scenes on a Kakadu group tour

Behind the scenes on a Kakadu group tour

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We get asked a lot what a group trip in Kakadu National Park looks like. What do you see, what do you do, how many times do you get to swim in photogenic billabongs – that kind of thing...

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Sriracha Pimento Cheese Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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10 reasons you’ve got to get to Rio de Janeiro

10 reasons you’ve got to get to Rio de Janeiro

by Jamie Ditaranto @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rio de Janeiro is a city of icons. But they're only one part of the story.

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5 up-and-coming foodie destinations

5 up-and-coming foodie destinations

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're guilty of organising your travel itinerary around local food you're desperate to try, check out these emerging culinary scenes and prepare to venture off the eaten track.

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Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba

Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's so much more to Cuba than cigars, rum and vintage cars; it's also a playa-ground for beach lovers.

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How to be the friend everyone wants to travel with

How to be the friend everyone wants to travel with

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are our top tips for being MVP of your holiday (and life).

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Behind the lens with Anuar Patjane, the best underwater photographer in the world

Behind the lens with Anuar Patjane, the best underwater photographer in the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Anuar Patjane is the best travel photographer in the world...according to Nat Geo anyway. And they're a pretty good judge.

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Do you really need a rail pass in Japan?

Do you really need a rail pass in Japan?

by Beatrix Coles @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A Rail Pass can be the ticket to saving money when you’re travelling around Japan, but here’s what you need to consider before making your purchase.

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Budapest

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



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



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


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



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


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

Hour-long train travel across India could become a reality

Hour-long train travel across India could become a reality

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's hard to dispute the nostalgia and romanticism of traveling by train, but if you're into efficiency, Hyperloop could revolutionize the transport industry in India.

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10 global dishes that are definitely outside your comfort zone

10 global dishes that are definitely outside your comfort zone

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Farewell, comfort zone. It was nice knowing you.

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A practical guide to cycling in Japan: things to consider before booking and what to pack

A practical guide to cycling in Japan: things to consider before booking and what to pack

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On a bicycle, you’re free to pedal at your own pace. You can hop on and off to push through the crush of people at a fish market, pause for quiet reflection at a Shinto shrine or take in the beauty of a Buddhist temple.

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The world’s largest solar plant is here, and it’s in Morocco

The world’s largest solar plant is here, and it’s in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ouarzazate, a small city on the edge of the Sahara, is officially home to the world's largest solar plant. We've got all the green lowdown here.

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5 LGBTQI-friendly travel destinations you might not have considered

5 LGBTQI-friendly travel destinations you might not have considered

by Robert Bockholt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For years, LGBTQ travellers have flocked to the usual suspects of queer-friendly destinations: Barcelona, San Francisco, Sydney. But our world exploration shouldn't have to stop there.

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Our ultimate guide to: The Grand Canyon

Our ultimate guide to: The Grand Canyon

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you don’t know your Hopi Points from your Pipe Creek Vistas, here’s an intro guide to America’s coolest natural wonder.

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The 17 Best Road to Hana Stops on the Hawaiian Island of Maui

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Map your route with these best Road to Hana stops in Maui. A tour of the famous Hawaiian Hana Highway will take you through the curvy road along the northeastern shore where mile markers will guide you to waterfalls, a bamboo forest and black beaches.

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The magic of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city

The magic of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When it comes to Chefchaouen, it's no exaggeration to say that every street and alleyway is majestic. The charm of Morocco's blue city knows no bounds...

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Quito, Ecuador: South America’s lesser-known capital of cool

Quito, Ecuador: South America’s lesser-known capital of cool

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For most travelers, Quito is simply a stopover on their way to the Galapagos. But Ecuador's capital has tons going for it - so much so you need this guide.

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8 of China’s most incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites

8 of China’s most incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites

by Lauren Whybrow @ Intrepid Travel Blog

China has more World Heritage-listed sites than anywhere else in the world. Here are 8 of our favourites.

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Our Ultimate Guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

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

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Phorrito Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Where to spot leopards in Sri Lanka

Where to spot leopards in Sri Lanka

by Matt Philcox @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While the lion isn't much more than a majestic myth, another magnificent big cat prowls Sri Lanka – the leopard.

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This local photographer captured Delhi better than anyone we’ve seen

This local photographer captured Delhi better than anyone we’ve seen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Presenting a photographic love letter to the world's most colourful and chaotic city.

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Climbing Kilimanjaro with blind athlete Dan Berlin

Climbing Kilimanjaro with blind athlete Dan Berlin

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We joined forced with Team See Possibilities once more to conquer Africa's tallest peak...in the dark.

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Why Krabi, Thailand should be on your radar

Why Krabi, Thailand should be on your radar

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

More than just parties and bars, Krabi is one of Thailand’s most beautiful provinces, with thick forests, imposing mountains and gorgeous beaches aplenty.

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Confessions of a nervous flyer

Confessions of a nervous flyer

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Calming oils, deep-breathing techniques, 1000+ pages of Sudoku... How to get through a flight when you're the world's worst flyer.

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An expert guide to cooking Indian street food with food blogger Pamela Timms  (recipe)

An expert guide to cooking Indian street food with food blogger Pamela Timms (recipe)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Chana Bhatura is one of northern India’s favourite comfort foods. It’s basically a combination of chole (spicy chick peas) and bhatura (Indian flat bead), but cookbook author Pamela Timms has given it a special twist.

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What it’s like spending the night in a homestay on Peru’s Lake Titicaca

What it’s like spending the night in a homestay on Peru’s Lake Titicaca

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The afternoon was humbling beyond words. We all drifted away from the islands feeling surprised that this way of life has continued on for centuries.

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24-hours in Medellín, Colombia’s capital of cool

24-hours in Medellín, Colombia’s capital of cool

by Stephanie Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What to do, eat and see in one of South America's biggest success stories.

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Calabria or Sicily: Where to travel on your Italy adventure

Calabria or Sicily: Where to travel on your Italy adventure

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sicily, Calabria, beaches, mountains? We weigh up the key decision-making factors for your next adventure in Italy.

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Pho King @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

by vkeong @ Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

Pho King initially started out as a hawker stall in the coffee shop next door. Their home cooked style Vietnamese dishes especially pho are well received due to its authenticity, owing to the cook (also the wife of the husband-and-wife team managing the restaurant) who hails from Ha Long Bay. Pho (between RM10.90 to RM21.90) […]

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We tested Americans on their geography. The results were…interesting

We tested Americans on their geography. The results were…interesting

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some consider giving Americans a geography test to be the definition of low hanging fruit. Kind of like asking an Inuit to name a lineup of rare tropical plants.

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10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South Africa, the continents southern-most tip, boasts a bit of well, everything. With that being said, there are probably some South Africa facts that you didn't know.

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Hanoi street food tour, Vietnam | Audley Travel

Hanoi street food tour, Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

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

The best (and worst) times to visit the Galapagos Islands – infographic

The best (and worst) times to visit the Galapagos Islands – infographic

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When to go and what to see in the Galapagos Islands.

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Our founder’s thoughts on the Syria refugee crisis

Our founder’s thoughts on the Syria refugee crisis

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite the announcement that Australia will take 12,000 Syrian refugees, we're joining Amnesty International and calling on governments to do more.

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6 reasons you should ignore the headlines and trek Kokoda in 2016

6 reasons you should ignore the headlines and trek Kokoda in 2016

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Recent press hasn't done the Kokoda Track any favours, but there's always another side to the story...

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The 10 best beaches in Australia. Officially.

The 10 best beaches in Australia. Officially.

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Which strip of sand reigns supreme in Australia? Rub some zinc on your nose and get out the cricket set...we're going to the beach.

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Why you should experience Ethiopia’s Timket Festival

Why you should experience Ethiopia’s Timket Festival

by Rowan Waters @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We jostled with the locals into the procession and followed the congregation. The chanting, clapping, singing and dancing flowed into the streets.

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It’s official: Annapurna is safe for travellers to return to. Here’s everything you need to know.

It’s official: Annapurna is safe for travellers to return to. Here’s everything you need to know.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nepal's Annapurna trail is officially open for travellers. Here's the scoop.

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8 Croatian islands so beautiful that everyone should visit

8 Croatian islands so beautiful that everyone should visit

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Traditionally the Dalmatian coast always lost out to sun-soaked hot-spots like the French Riviera or the Greek islands, but not anymore.

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Navigating your way around Mexico City

Navigating your way around Mexico City

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Heading to Mexico City but stumped on where you should start? Right here.

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How to cross the road in Vietnam

How to cross the road in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why did the Intrepid traveller risk life and limb to cross the road in Vietnam? To get to the good stuff, of course.

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The 5 best beaches in the Middle East

The 5 best beaches in the Middle East

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're betting when you think beaches, you don't think Egypt, Israel and Oman. Maybe it's time to change that...

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Photo series: We sent a camera crew to Nepal.

Photo series: We sent a camera crew to Nepal.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You've never seen Nepal like this before.

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Holland America Cruise Bucket List: 15 Fun Activities Onboard the Amsterdam

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

From Holland America Line's specialty dining to fitness and cooking lessons, duty free shopping, endless entertainment options and a well-mannered and professionally trained crew to help you along the entire way, taking a HAL cruise onboard the MS AMSTERDAM is a memorable experience.

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7 new destinations to explore with Intrepid in 2018

7 new destinations to explore with Intrepid in 2018

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At Intrepid, we love exploring little-known corners of the globe. And in 2018, we're heading to a bunch of exciting new destinations we haven't been before.

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6 underrated New Zealand towns you should visit

6 underrated New Zealand towns you should visit

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The towns on this list are lesser-known destinations. Although some of them serve as gateways to New Zealand’s natural attractions, they are interesting in their own right, and not merely service towns.

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Why you need to see a ‘mini Naadam’ in Mongolia

Why you need to see a ‘mini Naadam’ in Mongolia

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travellers keen to experience a truly authentic Naadam Festival shouldn't be discouraged. They just need to know where to look.

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Why You NEED To Do A Street Food Tour in Hanoi

Why You NEED To Do A Street Food Tour in Hanoi


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Travelling to Vietnam's capital? There's no better way to get to know the city and its people than signing up to a street food tour in Hanoi!

Bezoek de Bromo vulkaan op eigen houtje

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

Wanneer een bezoek aan de Bromo vulkaan op Java op jouw bucketlist staat, heb je vast al veel touroperators langs zien komen die dit aanbieden. Echter, kun je de Bromo vulkaan ook zelf bezoeken. Het zal een bijzonder hoogtepunt van jouw reis door Indonesië worden. Wanneer jij ‘s nachts te voet aan jouw avontuur begint...

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Behind the Curtain: February 2018

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

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

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Everything you should eat in Oaxaca, Mexico’s culinary capital

Everything you should eat in Oaxaca, Mexico’s culinary capital

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The city has some of the best and most varied food in the country. Here's everything you need to know.

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Why Ko Tao is the island you have to visit in Thailand

Why Ko Tao is the island you have to visit in Thailand

by Visnja Milidragovic @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re looking for an island paradise in Thailand, make sure you do not – I repeat, do not – skip the tiny island of Ko Tao.

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Seoul Dining 3: Kalguksu Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like most painful things, the memories fade with time and I only remember the good bits. But there are things I wish I'd known before hiking to Machu Picchu.

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This traveller got the coolest Antarctic experience we’ve ever seen

This traveller got the coolest Antarctic experience we’ve ever seen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An antarctic experience involving whales, kayaks and life-changing adventure. In other words, the usual.

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On your bike: How to join Ride2Work Day

On your bike: How to join Ride2Work Day

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Want to change the world? All you need is one day, and two wheels. Here's everything you need to know about Ride2Work.

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You can climb Kilimanjaro and make a difference. Here’s how.

You can climb Kilimanjaro and make a difference. Here’s how.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Climbing mountains is fun. Climbing mountains for a good cause is even better.

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Where to travel in Indonesia, according to an Intrepid leader

Where to travel in Indonesia, according to an Intrepid leader

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Meet Maman. He's led Intrepid trips in Indonesia for over 10 years, and here he tells us about his favorite hidden gems, the must-try dishes, and so much more.

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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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Why you should add Southern Japan to your bucket list

Why you should add Southern Japan to your bucket list

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With vast, dramatic landscapes and dramatically fewer tourists than the rest of the country—some places are all but deserted—Japan's south is in some ways its most authentic region, and certainly the least explored.

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Seven jaw-dropping spots that prove Utah is the real American Beauty

Seven jaw-dropping spots that prove Utah is the real American Beauty

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you watched Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote chase one another through the cartoon deserts as a kid and thought, ‘I’d like to visit there’, Utah is about as close as you’re going to get.

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9 Best Vietnamese Street Food Experiences - Backstreet Academy

9 Best Vietnamese Street Food Experiences - Backstreet Academy


Backstreet Academy

Wherever in Vietnam you go, you should definitely try out these 9 Best Vietnamese street food experiences. We promise you won't regret it.

Bali Points of Interest: 1-Day Itinerary in Indonesia’s Popular Cruise Port

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Bali is, by far, the most popular and heavily visited of Indonesia’s islands. Despite its small size, it manages to offer points of interest for just about everyone. You can squeeze a lot in a well-planned one day itinerary.

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Wellness Travel in Madagascar. It’s now a thing

Wellness Travel in Madagascar. It’s now a thing

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Madagascar is not a traditional wellness destination. In fact it’s not even a traditional travel destination. But all that's about to change...

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Why Taiwan should be at the top of your travel list

Why Taiwan should be at the top of your travel list

by Cara Brown @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Epic scenery, incredible food, amazing outdoor activities. Here’s why your next overseas adventure should be to Taiwan.

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Why train travel is the one experience you won’t want to miss in Japan 

Why train travel is the one experience you won’t want to miss in Japan 

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So what’s so good about Japanese trains anyway? Answer: just about everything.

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Have words, will travel: how learning Spanish transformed this traveller’s South American experience

Have words, will travel: how learning Spanish transformed this traveller’s South American experience

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Learning Spanish gave us a voice with which we could ask questions we were unable to find answers to in guidebooks.

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Travel for cheap: where to spend your British pounds this summer

Travel for cheap: where to spend your British pounds this summer

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let’s face it, the British weather isn’t going to surprise us this year. Luckily there are some awesome places where the Queen’s finest will go a long, long way.

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Anything goes: Intrepid’s world famous Photo Comp is back

Anything goes: Intrepid’s world famous Photo Comp is back

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In November we asked our travellers for their best travel snaps. Period. And once again they blew us away.

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10 Essential Activities You’ll Need For Your Cherry Blossom Pilgrimage

by Hew Lee Yee @ KLOOK

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Chase after your sakura dreams! Come springtime, it’s time to tuck away the heavy, winter coats and bring out the light and fun jackets. This ...

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

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

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

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What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Station attendants march up and down the platform, blowing whistles to alert us to the impending arrival of the 5pm train to Hanoi. Fifteen hours of riding the rails? Here we come.

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A guide to traditional Chinese street food

A guide to traditional Chinese street food

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of the most popular forms of traditional Chinese food, everywhere from Shanghai to Beijing, is street food. Here are some of the best street food options that the land of the red dragon is serving up.

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Myanmar in one week: The ultimate guide

Myanmar in one week: The ultimate guide

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The days when Myanmar was almost as impenetrable as North Korea and the economy was in ruins is a thing of the past. The country is incredible, and here's a way to do it justice in just 7 days.

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The Yummiest Nha Trang Street Food – Nha Trang What to Eat Tips

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

Nha Trang Street Food Guide : Nha Trang is a leading beach city in Vietnam, being well-known for enthralling beaches, fantastic scuba diving, and yummy delicacies with the freshest seafood

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Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

by Nick Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I turned in my bunk, comforted by the call to prayer floating through my window and the scent of thyme filling the dusty train compartment...

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Life’s a beach: why are we so drawn to the ocean?

Life’s a beach: why are we so drawn to the ocean?

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The beach is the salty engine that drives global tourism. But why? What draws us to the ocean?

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Our 6 top tips for avoiding generic travel photos

Our 6 top tips for avoiding generic travel photos

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While we’re not all just thirsty for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their mates – to wow them, inspire…

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East Africa’s Wildebeest Migration: Everything you need to know

East Africa’s Wildebeest Migration: Everything you need to know

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of the biggest drawcards to visiting East Africa is the chance to see the greatest wildlife show on earth: the annual Wildebeest Migration.

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6 reasons to do a group tour in America (from an American group tour skeptic)

6 reasons to do a group tour in America (from an American group tour skeptic)

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I thought I knew the United States like the back of my hand - until I did a small group tour from San Francisco to Las Vegas.

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How to choose the best small group tour company for you

How to choose the best small group tour company for you

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel isn’t like buying a new toaster. There are a lot of variables to consider. Here's how to know if we're for you.

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Côn Đảo

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



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



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



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



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



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

What to expect on ‘Hola Cuba’, by Americans who have been on the trip

What to expect on ‘Hola Cuba’, by Americans who have been on the trip

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At the end of a recent Hola Cuba trip, I asked a selection of American passengers just two questions: what the highlight of their trip was and what they wish they'd known prior to setting off.

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Life after cancer: the survivor who fell in love with the Outback and became an Intrepid trip leader

Life after cancer: the survivor who fell in love with the Outback and became an Intrepid trip leader

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“A few years ago, my husband was killed. My children grew up and got married. I also got cancer. I’ve beaten ovarian cancer twice.” I need a second to absorb…

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Look up: why travel makes the world smaller

Look up: why travel makes the world smaller

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we travel we learn quickly that everyone has a story. And it’s often those that you least expect that have the richest and most amazing stories of all...

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This is what it looks like to eat your way through Ireland

This is what it looks like to eat your way through Ireland

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To most outsiders, an Irish meal is like a Venn Diagram made up entirely of Corned Beef, Guinness and Potatoes. But as anyone who's visited will tell you - there's a lot more to Ireland than starch.

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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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Your ultimate guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital

Your ultimate guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At the top of most lists of must-see destinations in Costa Rica, you’ll find La Fortuna. And for good reason – it's the “adventure capital” of the country.

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Why I’m not afraid to travel: Opportune moments in uncertain times

Why I’m not afraid to travel: Opportune moments in uncertain times

by Neil Coletta @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Times are uncertain. Now, perhaps more than ever, being an informed and responsible traveler is a necessity.

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Meet the female scientists kicking goals in Antarctica

Meet the female scientists kicking goals in Antarctica

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Last year, 77 women scientists set out for the Antarctic peninsula – the biggest all-female expedition ever attempted. And this is only the beginning...

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Made in China: 6 of Hollywood’s favourite Chinese film locations

Made in China: 6 of Hollywood’s favourite Chinese film locations

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to add an element of mystique, a dash of neon or a dollop of ancient wisdom to your movie, book a ticket to China and get the cameras rolling.

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A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town & Surrounds

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

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

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Travel blog - Vietnamese Coffee - Street Food

Travel blog - Vietnamese Coffee - Street Food


Vietnam Travel & Cruise

Travelers come to Vietnam with the desire to explore the beauty of the country from the blue sea with long white sand beaches along the coast, through the ancient town covered by the bustling city and up North to the magnificent mountains with tribe hill villages. The charm of street food is also one of the reason that pull travelers all around the world to Vietnam. Once they get to Vietnam, especially our cozy Hanoi – the capital city, they can never forget one thing – Coffee! Coffee was introduced into Vietnam in 1857 by a French Catholic priest in the form of a single Coffea arabica tree. Vietnam quickly became a strong exporter of coffee with many plantations in the central highlands. The beverage was adopted with regional variations. Because of limitations on the availability of fresh milk, as the dairy farming industry was still in its infancy, the French and Vietnamese began to use sweetened condensed milk with a dark roast coffee. At its simplest, cà phê đá is made using medium to coarse ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee with a small metal Vietnamese drip filter (phin cà phê). After the hot water is added, the drip filter releases drops of hot coffee slowly into a cup. This finished cup of hot coffee is then quickly poured into a glass full of ice making the finished Vietnamese iced coffee. A popular way to drink Vietnamese coffee is cà phê sữa đá (iced milk coffee), which is Vietnamese iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk. This is done by filling up with the coffee cup with about 2-3 tablespoons (more if you like your coffee on the sweeter side) of sweetened condensed milk prior to the drip filter process. Another way to enjoy Vietnamese coffee is “egg coffee” (cà phê trứng) during Winter. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks. Egg coffee was described by BuzzFeed as a “liquid tiramisu”. Come join us on our Hanoi Street Food Tour to try different tastes of Hanoi! FACEBOOK COMMENTS

The Westfjords: Iceland’s Final Frontier

The Westfjords: Iceland’s Final Frontier

by James Taylor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Westfjords are splayed across the north-western corner of Iceland like the fingers of a giant, clawing its way towards the Arctic Circle.

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Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Up until the early 20th Century, El Mirador was a secret known only to nature. That's no longer the case...

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8 reasons every traveller should visit Rio de Janeiro at least once

8 reasons every traveller should visit Rio de Janeiro at least once

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rio de Janeiro. The mere mention of the place brings forth vivid images of carnivals, bikini and bather-clad beauties, bombastic beaches and technicolour cocktails.

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

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


Journalist On The Run

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

5 reasons Poland is Europe’s most underrated destination

5 reasons Poland is Europe’s most underrated destination

by Joshua Kloke @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nestled between Eastern and Western Europe, travellers shouldn’t miss Poland - known for its rich history and equally rich beer.

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What it’s really like visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city

What it’s really like visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Surrounded by dramatic mountains and Argentina's epic beauty, not only is Ushuaia the gateway to Antarctica, it's also the world's most southern city.

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Crab Factory Launches New Asam Pedas Sauce, Burgers and Rice Dishes

by vkeong @ Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

Crab Factory‘s latest menu features a new sauce for their seafood boil, new burgers and rice dishes. The latter two are aimed at lunch patrons who usually have limited time for lunch break. Last weekend, we had the opportunity to sample these new offerings. Personally, I am especially thrilled about their new Creamy Asam Pedas […]

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5 unexpected natural wonders to visit in Taiwan

5 unexpected natural wonders to visit in Taiwan

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The majority of visitors stick to the bustling capital of Taipei. But for anyone else seeking a taste of the outdoors life, there are almost unlimited options in Taiwan.

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A day in the life of an Intrepid sailor

A day in the life of an Intrepid sailor

by Macca Sherifi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sailing the French Riviera is a tough job, but someone's got to do it. This time, that someone was top UK blogger Macca Sherifi.

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Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Is there a sight more iconic, more beautiful, more jaw-droppingly spectacular than the Taj Mahal? 

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Only Happy When It Rains (ft. Florence) | Italy

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

When it rains in Florence, Botticelli Angel umbrellas create an impenetrable fortress between human and sky. Lines to enter the Il Duomo di Firenze are almost as impressive as the cathedral itself, and you can forget about seeing The Birth of Venus without an iPad hovering in the foreground. Happy couples get caricature sketches while those that argued over getting lost all day slug back carafes of Sangiovese wine and binge eat pizza instead. It’s no secret there’s a dense collection of Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, and apparently, people are into it.  Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage city (population 370,000) welcomes 16 million tourists, and you can really, really feel it. It’s fair to say that pretty little Florence has a tourist problem. If you imagine Florence to be like a quaint photo, you might not like the city much at all. But if you don’t mind getting off the main streets and watching the crowds from afar, you’ll find garish window displays at high-fashion retailers, quirky cocktail bars, and local markets selling plenty of divine Italian food that isn’t even pasta. Want to get beyond the top 10 and see the secrets of Florence? Here’s some street photography […]

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Why there’s never been a better time to visit Victoria Falls

Why there’s never been a better time to visit Victoria Falls

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In our humble opinion, there's never been a better time to visit the Southern African gem of Victoria Falls. Here's why you should take a trip there asap.

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Rio step-by-step: a walking guide to Brazil’s most colourful city

Rio step-by-step: a walking guide to Brazil’s most colourful city

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Within about 17 seconds of our leisurely Rio stroll, I had embraced the fact that the best way to see any city is on foot.

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Vietnamese Restaurants and Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnamese Restaurants and Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


Uncornered Market

How to safely and adventurously eat your way through Hanoi, Vietnam. A handy guide and video explains authentic street food, restaurants and local specialties.

5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement with Corporate Social Responsibility

by Pauline Lacanilao @ Visit.org Blog

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

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The hygge life: our perfect weekend in Copenhagen

The hygge life: our perfect weekend in Copenhagen

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A weekend in Copenhagen is one of the best ways to get a taste of Nordic culture. Why? Because it's like the industrial-chic distillation of everything Scandinavian.

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Why you should travel with your children

Why you should travel with your children

by Nisbah Hussein @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From astronomy lessons under the stars of the Sahara to slowing down to enjoy the magic, here's why you should travel with your little ones.

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“Welcome to Jordan!” 7 tips to help you achieve total local immersion

“Welcome to Jordan!” 7 tips to help you achieve total local immersion

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Upon arriving in Jordan, the first thing you'll hear is, “Where are you from?” And the second, almost every time, is: “Ahhh…Welcome! Welcome to Jordan!”

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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We catch up with the director of ‘Sherpa’, the season’s most acclaimed documentary

We catch up with the director of ‘Sherpa’, the season’s most acclaimed documentary

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Visually stunning and deeply political, Sherpa documents the changing consciousness of a people who have long been the backbone of the Everest climbing industry.

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J’s Gate Dining – 18 Japanese Restaurants @ Lot 10 Shopping Centre

by vkeong @ Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

J’s Gate Dining is an authentic Japanese culinary experience that recently opened at at Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Centre. Spanning an entire floor, J’s Gate Dining houses 18 Japan’s authentic cuisines that feature high quality air-flown Japanese ingredients. This unique dining arena is the latest food and beverage destination that every Japanese food lover […]

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Eastern Europe in one week: The ultimate guide

Eastern Europe in one week: The ultimate guide

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The prices are cheaper, the culture is just as rich, and the people just as friendly...Why wouldn't you go to Eastern Europe? Here's how to do it in 7 days.

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Beach please: 6 of the best beaches in Mexico

Beach please: 6 of the best beaches in Mexico

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Shake out your beach towel and soak up the sun on one (or more) of Mexico's best beaches. See you on la playa.

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How to Throw a Bachelorette Party in Charleston

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

Tweet If you’re a single girl in your twenties, you’re sure to attend a bachelorette party, or weekend, at some point. I’ve been to my fair share and even planned one. So I’ve taken what I’ve learned to put together this post on how to have your own pre-bridal bash in the Holy City, my […]

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Danang Seafood Barn

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

Dining etiquette in Asia: Everything you need to know

Dining etiquette in Asia: Everything you need to know

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trying new foods is one of the best parts of traveling in Asia, but with new cuisines comes new customs. Luckily, we created a handy etiquette guide to help.

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The Russian Ministry of Culture is trying tourism propaganda, and we love it

The Russian Ministry of Culture is trying tourism propaganda, and we love it

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's not often you watch something that you know is sponsored by a questionable regime, and come out with a big smile on your face.

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Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand: Day 1

by Rick Steves @ Travels with Jackie Steves

We had heard from other travelers, including my dad remembering his own trek thirty years ago, that the hill tribes outside of Chiang Mai couldn’t be missed. We found a private guide, Sutthi, who was happy to drive us up … Continue reading

A guide to Valparaiso, Chile’s city of artists

A guide to Valparaiso, Chile’s city of artists

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A mere two hours from Santiago, but a world away, Valparaiso was, without question, our favourite city in Chile.

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How to visit Alaska’s most magnificent glaciers

How to visit Alaska’s most magnificent glaciers

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Home to more than 100,000 rivers of ice, Alaska’s glaciers are legendary.

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Your Galapagos travel checklist: What to know before you go

Your Galapagos travel checklist: What to know before you go

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Your Galapagos go-to guide.

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13 shopping malls in Hanoi giving best value for your money

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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How to get off the beaten path in Santorini

How to get off the beaten path in Santorini

by Tom Hall @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you think of Greece, it's likely your mind jumps straight to stunning Santorini. But because it's (sadly) no hidden gem, you'll have to be in the know to escape the crowds. Here's an alternative guide to the island.

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9 reasons to travel to Turkey when your heart is broken

9 reasons to travel to Turkey when your heart is broken

by Chloe O'Brien @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It took 24 hours, a few Turkish meals, and meeting the first of many welcoming locals before I started to feel okay.

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Seoul

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

Best of Instagram: want to know what Svalbard really looks like?

Best of Instagram: want to know what Svalbard really looks like?

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Svalbard is about as close as most mortal are going to get to the North Pole. So if you want to know what to expect there, this it it...

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A guide to the gateways: the small towns of Utah’s national parks

A guide to the gateways: the small towns of Utah’s national parks

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From Moab on the outskirts of Canyonlands National Park, to Boulder on the fringes of Capitol Reef National Park. Here's your guide to the gateway towns of Utah's national parks.

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The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

by Nicole Dossantos @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some of the most picturesque glaciers on planet Earth may be available for a limited time only. Get in before they're hot.

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Meeting Maximón, the smoking god of Guatemala

Meeting Maximón, the smoking god of Guatemala

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One thing stuck out on my recent trip. Mostly because it was unbelievably strange and wonderful: a visit to Maximón, the Smoking God.

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Meet Dady, the Intrepid leader changing perceptions of Cuba around the world

Meet Dady, the Intrepid leader changing perceptions of Cuba around the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“The best thing is,” she says, “I think we’re making a difference. As a company. For Cuba.”

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Africa through the lens with photographer Ben McRae

Africa through the lens with photographer Ben McRae

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, this year we're launching a one-of-a-kind expedition into the wilds of Africa with legendary photographer Ben McRae. Want to come?

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Chop-stickler: A beginner’s guide to Chinese etiquette

Chop-stickler: A beginner’s guide to Chinese etiquette

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Confucius once said, ‘to know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge’ (he must have been a hoot at parties). Turns out I didn’t know much about Chinese etiquette.

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【Sydney Food】Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang (Chinatown)

by HERcurioMAJESTY @ Her{curio}Majesty

“Ma La Tang” (or MLT), is a Chinese phrase which directly translates to “hot and spicily cooked”. It was the new trend that took Sydney by storm in 2016 with many new MLT restaurants opening in different locations all over Sydney. Mike and I visited Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang in Chinatown and loved it. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it – was it the wooden stools? The style of […]

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Nepal update: a letter from our co-founder

Nepal update: a letter from our co-founder

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having just returned from visiting the Nepalese Himalayas, Darrell Wade (Intrepid co-founder) has penned a heartfelt letter describing his experience.

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Connections on the road: why travel friends make the best friends

Connections on the road: why travel friends make the best friends

by Anna Reeves @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At no other time has my ability to connect with people, places and the world been more obvious than during my travels.

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Meet the couple that crossed the Nullarbor in an old Corolla

Meet the couple that crossed the Nullarbor in an old Corolla

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trina and I sat on my mum’s couch in Manchester, listening to a family friend try his best to talk us out of travelling across the Nullarbor.

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A quick guide to Egypt’s underrated food scene (and 6 must-try dishes)

A quick guide to Egypt’s underrated food scene (and 6 must-try dishes)

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While the average traveler could easily tell you some of the top tourist attractions in Egypt, few would be able to name just one quintessential Egyptian dish.

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6 of the best beaches in Sri Lanka (and when to visit them)

6 of the best beaches in Sri Lanka (and when to visit them)

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Check out the best beaches at the best times of year.

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Prague in 48 hours: plan your visit

Prague in 48 hours: plan your visit

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some cities are so ornamental, so historic and beautiful, that it’s hard to look beyond their histories to the modern hive of activity humming behind the facades. Prague is one…

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How to become a travel writer: we ask one of the best

How to become a travel writer: we ask one of the best

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask anyone what their dream job is and (right after Full-time Lottery Winner and Smooth-talking Billionaire Superhero) you'll get Travel Writer.

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10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Want one of the world's tallest waterfalls all to yourself? Then go to Guyana.

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

by Visit.org @ Visit.org Blog

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

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How to bring the flavour of your travels home with you

How to bring the flavour of your travels home with you

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Beat the post-holiday blues by recreating your travels in your own kitchen.

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36 hours in Hanoi, Vietnam - a street food experience

36 hours in Hanoi, Vietnam - a street food experience


The Global Couple

Hanoi is one of the world's great food cities - the street food is to die for. Eat yourself silly with this itinerary for 36 hours in Hanoi!

What it’s like to travel in Morocco during Ramadan

What it’s like to travel in Morocco during Ramadan

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I knew a little about Ramadan before travelling through Morocco this year. I knew that it involved fasting from sunrise to sunset, but that was about it.

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6 places that prove Colombia is South America’s most underrated destination

6 places that prove Colombia is South America’s most underrated destination

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Colombia has everything. Caribbean beaches in the North, Pacific surf in the West. Tropical forests, snow-capped mountains, and everything in between.

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Teufelsberg: No One Listens Better than the NSA | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

Berlin was still devastated from WWII in 1957, and you’ll find a mountain of rubble in Grunewald Forest to prove it. Debris too much to bury and too heavy to move was instead piled into a mound; On top of a Nazi military-technical college, at that. They called it Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain). Since its construction, Teufelsberg has served many purposes. For a time, it was equipped with ski jumps, but the jumps began to decay after 30 years of non-use. Next, it served as an NSA Listening Station. In 1963, US Allied forces selected Teufelsberg as a superior vantage point for listening in on Communist communications. The structure was abandoned after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. In the 1990’s, investors bought the site with plans to build a hotel and apartments, but the project was deemed unprofitable, so they never built. There have been talks of both preserving and destroying the harrowing reminder of  history, but the towers of Teufelsberg still stand. And today, where there was once ruin, there are murals. Closets overflow with unused supplies, and there are only beams where walls once stood. You tread through fields of shattered glass and concrete crumble. Handrails rust and canvas […]

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Carnaval beyond Rio: 3 other places to join the world’s biggest street party

Carnaval beyond Rio: 3 other places to join the world’s biggest street party

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Thing is, much as Cariocas (Rio locals) would love have you think it elsewise, Rio isn’t the only town to which Carnaval comes.

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The 6 best destinations for solo travel

The 6 best destinations for solo travel

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travelling alone doesn’t mean you have to travel alone. One of the best ways I’ve found to explore a country during my two years of solo travel is to join a tour group.

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The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

An Aussie roadtrip from Coral Bay to Cape Range (photos)

An Aussie roadtrip from Coral Bay to Cape Range (photos)

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a remote part of the country that retains that feeling of being completely undiscovered. This is our journey from Coral Bay to Cape Range on Australia's wild north-west coast.

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Havana have-tos: the experiences you can’t miss in Cuba’s capital

Havana have-tos: the experiences you can’t miss in Cuba’s capital

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cuba’s capital, with its immense beauty and complexity, offers an invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange and connection.

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A love letter to Havana, a city that taught me so much

A love letter to Havana, a city that taught me so much

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There have been many stories written already about La Habana. Mine probably isn’t all that different, except that I’ll start with the ending.

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Bali off the beaten track: itinerary for the true wanderer

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

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Bali just made it to the number one global travel destination in 2017  in TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards ahead of London, Paris and Rome. What makes Bali truly unique and popular among travelers is that it combines all things many travelers are looking for. It has a tropical climate, delicious food, a vibrant culture, stunning […]

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An open letter from Intrepid MD James Thornton

An open letter from Intrepid MD James Thornton

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid began as a company dedicated to the idea that travel makes the world a better place. In the last few days, sadly, that idea has come under threat.

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Why you shouldn’t wait to go to the Canadian Rockies

Why you shouldn’t wait to go to the Canadian Rockies

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Turquoise lakes, epic views, craft beers aplenty. Here's why you should go to the Rockies right now.

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On the road: 10 books to read while travelling

On the road: 10 books to read while travelling

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re a solo wanderer or not, a great read remains a crucial travel companion for any long haul adventure.

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must eat: Northern Vietnamese Street Food + Urban Adventures

must eat: Northern Vietnamese Street Food + Urban Adventures


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Exploring the Vietnamese night market + must eat Vietnamese street food + the Urban Adventures street food tour you won't want to miss!

Stockholm vs Copenhagen: Which should you visit?

Stockholm vs Copenhagen: Which should you visit?

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Are you a stylish nature lover who likes security and convenience, or a hipster cyclist who likes beer tasting over a candlelit dinner…decisions decisions.

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Nervous about travelling in India? Here are six lessons I brought home

Nervous about travelling in India? Here are six lessons I brought home

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India's a pretty amazing place, and like we always say: when life gives you lessons, make lessonade.

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Step aside Chichen Itza: 5 other Maya ruins we love

Step aside Chichen Itza: 5 other Maya ruins we love

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yes, there's incredible ruins in nearby nations such as Guatemala, Belize and Honduras too... and we're here to tell you about them. 

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Why I love El Salvador, a country with a story to tell

Why I love El Salvador, a country with a story to tell

by Rachel Uberti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's a country with a story to tell but also a country with lots to offer. The people are welcoming, the beers are cheap and sites are almost tourist-free.

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Best Danang Seafood Restaurants – Where to eat in Da Nang

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

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

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Why travel is now more important than ever before

Why travel is now more important than ever before

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel is the best way to inform ourselves about what's happening to our planet's ecosystems and the biggest motivator to do something about it.

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The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Scandinavia may be leading the way, but there are a few new bike-friendly cities nipping at its heels. Here are our favourites.

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Havana good time: Tips for solo female travelers in Cuba

Havana good time: Tips for solo female travelers in Cuba

by Sarah Simons @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I love the autonomy of traveling on my own, feeling free to make plans (and friends) at leisure. Thankfully, Cuba is perfect for solo travelers. Here's what I learned on a recent trip there...

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Club Med: Intrepid’s May photocomp results are in

Club Med: Intrepid’s May photocomp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sparkling blue waters, photogenic sunsets, white-washed cliff-top villages and enough je ne sais quoi to keep any photographer blissfully happy for months – that’s the beauty of Club Med.

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The most beautiful place you’ve never seen: Northern Brazil in photos

The most beautiful place you’ve never seen: Northern Brazil in photos

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s a part of Brazil that is mostly void of international tourists. It’s a little harder to get to, but it's worth it.

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Why Iceland is the dream destination for solo travel

Why Iceland is the dream destination for solo travel

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This island destination features soothing hot springs, majestic wild horses and waterfalls adorned with rainbows.

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I’m on a boat: the Intrepid guide to sailing like a pro

I’m on a boat: the Intrepid guide to sailing like a pro

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are a lot of myths about sailing the high seas, but with Intrepid's handy five-step guide you'll be ship-shape in no time.

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10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In a country that boasts so much beauty and so many varied attractions, these top 10 Morocco experiences are a pretty good place to start your explorations.

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10 things I’ve learned from travelling to 75 countries

10 things I’ve learned from travelling to 75 countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Once you venture out into the world, the learning you can do is astonishing, so long as you’ve also packed an open mind in your preferred luggage.

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Dreams Coming True at Celebration of Harry Potter

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

Tweet I always dreamed of visiting a magical place I’d read about in books. The books that I started reading in middle school that turned into the movies I saw at midnight year after year. I visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort for the first time last year, decked out […]

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The 5 most common fears about travelling in India

The 5 most common fears about travelling in India

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India seems to be one of those travel destinations that people want to go to, but don’t because they fixate on all the things that could go wrong.

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7 reasons you should go island hopping in the Galapagos

7 reasons you should go island hopping in the Galapagos

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Located over 500 miles from the Ecuadorian mainland there’s a bunch of isolated volcanic islands home to biodiversity that’s unlike anywhere else in the world. Their name? The epic Galapagos…

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10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Namibia is an incredibly progressive country for sustainable tourism. Here's what else you need to know about the Southern African beauty.

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Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ecuador, small as it is, is actually packed with unique things to do and see. And we're not talking about the Galapagos, we're talking mainland splendor.

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What is travel? We answer the big, burning question

What is travel? We answer the big, burning question

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The question of What Travel Is is interesting, but more for what it tells you about the people doing the asking.

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This is what it looks like to cruise the Canal du Midi

This is what it looks like to cruise the Canal du Midi

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to know what it looks like to spend 8 days, cruising from Castelnaudary to Homps and sipping champagne between cheese courses...this is it.

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Raw adventure: a first hand account of Tokyo’s Tsukiji tuna auction

Raw adventure: a first hand account of Tokyo’s Tsukiji tuna auction

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Welcome to Tokyo's tuna auctions, the seafood equivalent of the wait for the new iPhone.

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This Earth Day marks 7 years since Intrepid Travel became one of the biggest carbon neutral travel companies in the world. Want to know how we do it?

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Is this India’s best Instagrammer?

Is this India’s best Instagrammer?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In a platform that's saturated with travel content, it's refreshing to see a genuine talent emerge, and did we mention he has fewer than 1000 followers?

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7 fears you’ll have as a solo traveller & how to overcome them

7 fears you’ll have as a solo traveller & how to overcome them

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This excerpt has been reproduced with permission from ‘The Solo Travel Handbook’, © 2018 Lonely Planet. You can make a million excuses for not wanting to travel on your own,…

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25 things I learned in 25 years of solo travel

25 things I learned in 25 years of solo travel

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’ve been on dozens of solo trips, and traveling alone seems just as natural as living alone. Here are 25 things I’ve learned in 25 years of solo travel.

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Where to find our favourite food in Vietnam | STA Travel Blog

Where to find our favourite food in Vietnam | STA Travel Blog


STA Travel Blog

Vietnam has so much amazing food - but how do you know where the best places to get it are? Find out what to eat and where to get it, with our handy run down of the best street food in Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi.

Mykonos: So much more than just a party island

Mykonos: So much more than just a party island

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Mykonos is a no-brainer stop on the Cyclades island-hopping trail. But not just for the nightlife it's known for, for a plethora of other reasons too...

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【Travel Blog】Hanoi, Vietnam .::The Food (Vietnamese vs French vs Street vs Proper)::.

【Travel Blog】Hanoi, Vietnam .::The Food (Vietnamese vs French vs Street vs Proper)::.


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Mike and I prepared ourselves well for our culinary Hanoi trip: Hepatitis A vaccine, check! Typhoid vaccine, check!  BYO reusable chopsticks, check! Apart from the restaurants that had high ratings on Tripadvisor, we also allowed ourselves to be a little more adventurous and tried random hawker food that we saw on the streets that appealed to our inner Taiwanese (Taiwan has the best hawker food culture). Luckily, everything that we ate in …

Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ridiculously stunning coastline? Check. Picturesque towns? Also present. Fresh, handmade pasta and creamy gelato? Si, naturalmente. If you’re in search of the good life, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is where you’ll find it.

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How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s our first day in Nairobi, and we’re on our way to market to buy some fat pigs. Except this time, we won’t be going home again and doing a jig.

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Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As part of Urban Adventures' brand new Made In Croatia tour, we join the locals and head straight to the market to devour cheese, bread and wine.

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Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From big cities brimming with foodie fun, to landscapes so surreal they will blow your mind, Northern Vietnam sure won't disappoint.

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The best solo trips for every stage of life

The best solo trips for every stage of life

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While writing The Solo Travel Handbook, published by Lonely Planet, I picked the brains of some of the world’s most experienced solo travellers to discover the best spots on the planet for people of all ages to visit on their own. Here are a few of my favourites.

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Oscar-inspired travel destinations for 2017

Oscar-inspired travel destinations for 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For travel enthusiasts, Oscar season just means one more source of wanderlust: movies. Here are four Oscar-nominated flicks to inspire your 2017 bucket list.

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Turkish delight: 6 delicious dishes to try in Turkey

Turkish delight: 6 delicious dishes to try in Turkey

by Chris Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I learned many things living in Turkey for three years, but perhaps the most prominent was that Turkish food is seriously underrated.

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Is this the best travel complaint ever?

Is this the best travel complaint ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're pretty fond of it.

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Wine not? Why Bulgaria is the new Bordeaux

Wine not? Why Bulgaria is the new Bordeaux

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Many times during the visit, we heard winemakers refer to the famed regions of Bordeaux and Tuscany with longing and hope for the future; yet as travelers, we never longed to be elsewhere.

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6 things you get from travel friends that you don’t get at home

6 things you get from travel friends that you don’t get at home

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

They might not walk in your wedding, but they’ll be by your side as your experience the other best day of your life...

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Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was the food that originally piqued my interest in Sri Lanka, but there is so much more to this sub-continental wonderland than what you eat.

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Sustainable tourism and the future of the Northern Territory

Sustainable tourism and the future of the Northern Territory

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While the past 20 years have seen great progress in native title land claims, and protecting our National Parks, the future of Australia's north is at a crossroads. We chat with Graham Tupper to find out why.

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Why a group tour in the Middle East was the right decision for me

Why a group tour in the Middle East was the right decision for me

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

By going with a group, I knew my transportation would be insured, my activities vetted and my accommodations safe. I felt more confident and safe exploring all the amazing things that Jordan and Egypt have to offer.

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Botswana in photos: the magic of an Intrepid safari

Botswana in photos: the magic of an Intrepid safari

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Three countries, nine days, and more incredible animal encounters than you could possibly count. These are Botswana's highlights, in photos.

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Our guide to Peru’s tastiest street food

Our guide to Peru’s tastiest street food

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

May contain traces of Guinea Pig...

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The top destinations for travel in February

The top destinations for travel in February

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From Zanzibar's beautiful beaches, to music and dancing at Rio Carnival. Here's your guide for where to travel in February.

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Travelling India as a solo female: Finding love and safety between the chaos

Travelling India as a solo female: Finding love and safety between the chaos

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s not long before a group of women, in vibrant saris and knotted hair take a liking to me - a solo blonde woman with a giant camera and an open curiosity.

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The magic of cruising the Nile, when you’ve dreamed of it for 40 years

The magic of cruising the Nile, when you’ve dreamed of it for 40 years

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The boat was a floating hotel, complete with shops; our cabin was luxurious, filled with large windows. Three nights in luxury cruising down the Nile. I could barely contain my excitement.

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Want to travel with the family? 8 tips from Trip in a Van

Want to travel with the family? 8 tips from Trip in a Van

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Lorrimers are well and truly living the dream. In December 2015, young parents Justin and Bec Lorrimer sold their home in New South Wales, Australia, and set out on an epic road trip around the country.

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5 Best Gifts for Adventurers

by Catherine Workman @ Visit.org Blog

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

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All parrilla, no filler: the 7 best steaks in Buenos Aires

All parrilla, no filler: the 7 best steaks in Buenos Aires

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think you’ve experienced the pinnacle of what happens when you take a cow and apply heat? Think again.

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A pinch of adventure: one couple’s spice journey through Zanzibar

A pinch of adventure: one couple’s spice journey through Zanzibar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even the name 'Zanzibar' sounds exotic. Add in the phase 'spice islands' and the mind boggles with vision of pirates, cinnamon, chalk-white beaches and cinematically swaying palms.

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5 reasons why Mexico is the ultimate solo travel destination

5 reasons why Mexico is the ultimate solo travel destination

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If Mexico isn’t on your list to travel, well I’m sorry, but I’m quite confident you haven’t fully appreciated all that Mexico has to offer – especially for solo travellers.

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How to cook the Moroccan dish you never even knew existed (recipe)

How to cook the Moroccan dish you never even knew existed (recipe)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Pigeon Pastilla is THE dish of Morocco.

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Five awesome last-minute Easter escapes

Five awesome last-minute Easter escapes

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d rather be experiencing post-chocolate guilt somewhere exotic this festive season, it’s not too late to do something about it.

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Why we sometimes lose the travel itch (and how we can get it back)

Why we sometimes lose the travel itch (and how we can get it back)

by Joshua Kloke @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"This was the life I’d chosen. It was the life I’d life a decent job in Vancouver, Canada for: spend six months on the road throughout Asia en route to a year spent in Australia."

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Tuy Hoa - Phu Yen

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

Why You Should Learn German in the City | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

This post is in partnership with the Speakeasy Berlin. I received complimentary lessons in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own. German is tough to learn. After one month of living in Berlin, I was still fumbling through the most basic interactions. I spent time with more international people than Germans, and the Germans I did know switched to flawless English the minute they saw me sweat. My accent was complete scheiße. Without grammar, I was nervous to speak. I’d managed to learn a few phrases on accident, but if I wasn’t ordering beer or catching a train, my German was next to useless. Even still, it seems learning German in Berlin is going to be a lot harder than learning Spanish in Ecuador. I realized if I ever hoped to tackle this feisty, lawless, not-so-romantic language, I was going to need German classes in Berlin, and lots of them. Thinking about learning German in Berlin? Here’s everything you need to know about learning German with Speakeasy Berlin. Where to Learn German Abroad Are you moving to Germany to learn German OR learning German because you moved to Germany? If your focus is on studying German, you should make […]

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A local’s guide to the hidden gems of Paris

A local’s guide to the hidden gems of Paris

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We all know the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées, but discovering lesser-known spots where Parisians hang out isn’t so obvious. Enter this guide...

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Why Albania is the best travel destination you’ve never considered

Why Albania is the best travel destination you’ve never considered

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With a fascinating history, natural beauty, to-die-for Mediterranean cuisine, and a bundle of eccentricity, Albania is Europe’s unpolished diamond.

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What hiking to Machu Picchu as a solo traveler is really like

What hiking to Machu Picchu as a solo traveler is really like

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you first look up at all you have to achieve it can feel way too intimidating, but just take it one step at a time. Once you’re up, turning around and seeing the progress you’ve made in the form of a killer view…you can’t beat it.

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Gobi Desert: in the footsteps of velociraptors and the original Indiana Jones (but not David Attenborough)

Gobi Desert: in the footsteps of velociraptors and the original Indiana Jones (but not David Attenborough)

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

David Attenborough has presented nature documentaries from some of the most exotic and inaccessible places on Earth, including the highlands of Papua New Guinea and the epic table-top mountain of Roraima.…

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Le Pont Boulangerie @ Sri Petaling

by vkeong @ Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

Among the many cafes we have in the Klang Valley, Le Pont Boulangerie is one of the best looking ones. If you have a soft spot for Western cuisine, desserts and coffee, this place would be great. Le Pont Boulangerie is divided into a few floors. The ground floor functions as a bakery cafe for […]

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Confessions of a solo female traveller

Confessions of a solo female traveller

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You can eat what you want, when you want and where you want. You can change your itinerary because you feel like it (just let people you trust know where you are). You make the rules.

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Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Patagonia. The word rolls off your tongue and has you dreaming of faraway lands filled with dramatic landscapes. It's fair to say that the reality doesn't disappoint.

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

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

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

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7 Must-Eat Vietnam Street Food | BEFORE Travel

7 Must-Eat Vietnam Street Food | BEFORE Travel


BEFORE Travel

Food, glorious food! Food has the ability to bring people and cultures together, and Vietnam street food does not disappoint. It’s fresh, fragrant and fabulous. Vietnam street food is so good, you’ll never want to step foot in a restaurant. Selecting safe and delectable foods in foreign countries can be unnerving, so we’ve done the hard …

Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We paid for our tickets to enter Uluru National Park, sure, but we never really felt like we had express permission to be there. And then, in two words, all of the politics fell away...

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Engelse les geven in Azië

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

Engels les geven in het buitenland is de populairste en meest voorkomende manier om geld te verdienen tijdens het reizen. Daarnasat is het ook een goede manier om de lokale cultuur volledig eigen te maken. Vrijwel overal in Azië is er vraag naar Engelse docenten. De populairste landen hiervoor zijn Zuid-Korea, Japan, Taiwan en China...

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Hanoi Street Food Guide: Bun Bo Nam Bo - Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Hanoi Street Food Guide: Bun Bo Nam Bo - Buffalo Tours Travel Blog


Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Discover the incredible variety of dishes in the city streets with the help of our Hanoi Street Food Guide! Today Ed Pettit savours the tasty bun bo nam bo.

Trendsetters: Europe tips from the UK’s top travel bloggers

Trendsetters: Europe tips from the UK’s top travel bloggers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are 36 countries within a 3-hour flight of the UK. That’s pretty awesome, but it does make for some tough decisions. Time to call in the experts.

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Rural resilience: on-the-ground stories from the Nepalese Himalayas

Rural resilience: on-the-ground stories from the Nepalese Himalayas

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a long uphill climb but smiles are back on innocent faces and time it seems has healed.

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What to do in Chiang Mai, from must-sees to lesser-known gems

What to do in Chiang Mai, from must-sees to lesser-known gems

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are temples to wander, waterfalls to swim in, hikes through the jungle, bars and cafés to suit any taste, live music, colorful markets, the list goes on and on…

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European history according to Asterix and Obelix

European history according to Asterix and Obelix

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just like a regular history lesson, only interesting.

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7 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

7 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

by Patricia Magana @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Suitcases are a finite space. You only want to fill them with stuff you'll need. Here are 7 simple things you should be packing every time.

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Monk life: what to expect from your Japanese monastery stay

Monk life: what to expect from your Japanese monastery stay

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d ask me to picture the quintessential Japanese Shinto building, this would be it. All it was missing was a couple of dueling samurai out front.

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9 Greek beaches that should be on your bucket list

9 Greek beaches that should be on your bucket list

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Though the sea is everywhere (there's 227 inhabited islands), it's tough to find beaches worthy of the 'best beaches in Greece' accolade. Enter our guide.

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Watch five years’ of glacier loss in one minute

Watch five years’ of glacier loss in one minute

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ten years ago, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) began documenting the disappearance of the world’s glaciers using time-lapse photography. Today, his stunning videos of rapid glacier loss have been recognised…

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

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

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

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Indonesia: 4 surprising experiences that aren’t in Bali – and one that is

Indonesia: 4 surprising experiences that aren’t in Bali – and one that is

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A holiday to Indonesia doesn't have to mean Bintangs and sunburn.

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The best craft cocktail bars in NYC

The best craft cocktail bars in NYC

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask any American who invented the cocktail and you'll get a pretty definitive answer. It was us, buddy, all right?

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The new app that’s naming every inch of the world

The new app that’s naming every inch of the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trying to track down that hidden lake by Mongolia’s remote Tarvagatai Mountains? You’ll find it under ‘uncooked.humming.glossies'...

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7 reasons to consider a winter trip to Iceland

7 reasons to consider a winter trip to Iceland

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I know from personal experience that a winter trip to Iceland is every bit as fulfilling as it can be frigid.

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Need for Swedes: 7 reasons why Sweden is Europe’s new capital of cool

Need for Swedes: 7 reasons why Sweden is Europe’s new capital of cool

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Today is the day you realise IKEA is the LEAST cool thing to come out of Sweden.

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10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town

10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In case you need more convincing, check out our top 10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town. (Then book that ticket.)

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Copenhagen cool: How to fit in with the locals in Denmark

Copenhagen cool: How to fit in with the locals in Denmark

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Any savvy traveler will attest to the fact that integrating with the locals is the best way to immerse yourself in a new destination. When exploring Copenhagen, Scandinavia’s most stylish city, this mindset certainly applies.

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A hipster’s guide to uber-cool Nørrebro

A hipster’s guide to uber-cool Nørrebro

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nørrebro: where quirky meets classy and vintage meets modern. Check out our lowdown on one of Copenhagen’s (scrap that, Europe’s) coolest neighbourhoods.

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Spending a night in Paris’ Shakespeare & Co bookshop

Spending a night in Paris’ Shakespeare & Co bookshop

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The streetlamps outside are shining through my window, silhouetting the shadowy face of Virginia Woolf that has been painted on the glass...

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The Tulum Ruins: a Mexican family holiday with ancient Mayans

The Tulum Ruins: a Mexican family holiday with ancient Mayans

by Iseult Larkin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With ancient Maya history, ruins and beautiful beaches, Tulum is the perfect place for your next family trip.

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【Sydney Food】Her{curio}Majesty’s Sydney Good Food Guide for cheap eats

by HERcurioMAJESTY @ Her{curio}Majesty

When I do my holiday research, I like to find food tips in other cities that are “local favourites”, rather than just “good enough for the tourists”. That’s when I decided to publish a Guide like this for Sydney – the city that I have lived and loved for the past ten years. I present to you, HER{curio}MAJESTY’s Good Food Guide for cheap eats in Sydney. This Guide is dedicated […]

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How to discover South Bali’s secret scenic gems

How to discover South Bali’s secret scenic gems

by Alex Temblador @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South Bali exists in its own little world, separate from the rest of the country. It’s quieter, laid-back, and super down-to-earth.

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Reykjavik calling: seven reasons you need to visit Iceland’s capital of cool

Reykjavik calling: seven reasons you need to visit Iceland’s capital of cool

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Apart from being a game winner in Scrabble and relatively easy to pronounce (at least by Icelandic standards), Reykjavick is one of the coolest cities going around.

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Yes, there is a place called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Yes, there is a place called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Pyramids, Great Barrier Reef, Angkor Wat…and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

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Around the World in 10 Cultured Dairy Products

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

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

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What to expect on your visit to Auschwitz

What to expect on your visit to Auschwitz

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You begin at Auschwitz where so many prisoners once did, beneath the rusted metal words “Arbeit macht frei” (work makes you free).

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Why New Zealand’s North Island is the trip of a lifetime

Why New Zealand’s North Island is the trip of a lifetime

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

By the time we ended our two weeks in New Zealand's North Island, our Intrepid group was like a big family to us. Here are 5 unique experiences we tried.

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Visiting Hong Kong? Here’s what to do, eat and drink

Visiting Hong Kong? Here’s what to do, eat and drink

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Described by its own tourism board – and rightly so – as “a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West,” Hong Kong is a place like no other.

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The best beaches in Vietnam – all turquoise waters and white-sand wonders – are destinations you don't want to miss. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Our ultimate Africa packing guide

Our ultimate Africa packing guide

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The truth is, you don’t have to look like Attenborough to visit Africa. You can leave the khaki and utility pockets at home and still survive.

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Palaces, Pollution, Protests, and Prostitutes

by Rick Steves @ Travels with Jackie Steves

We savored one last evening in Chiang Mai lollygagging at the night market and chowing down on massive burritos (believe it or not, we were finally ready for a break from fried noodles) before flying south to Bangkok. Sometimes it’s … Continue reading

6 reasons Bhutan might be the world’s most liveable country

6 reasons Bhutan might be the world’s most liveable country

by Tarah Miller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Lots of nature? Check. An official happiness index? Check. Zero traffic lights? Check check.

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My Son Sanctuary – Half day trip from Hoi An

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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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The essential Galapagos Islands packing guide

The essential Galapagos Islands packing guide

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To make the most of your time in this amazing archipelago, you need to be prepared.

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Best of Hanoi

Best of Hanoi


Gastronomy

Ten quintessential Hanoi foods that everyone’s gotta taste… 1. Bun Cha – Charcoal Grilled Pork Patties with Vermicelli Noodles and Herbs Where: Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim (67 Duon…

Sailing guide: Our favourite port stops on the Cote d’Azur

Sailing guide: Our favourite port stops on the Cote d’Azur

by Macca Sherifi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With port cities like Cannes and St Tropez, the Cote d'Azur is hands down one of the most prestigious and luxurious places to sail. Here's how to do it right.

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Blood Lions: The real story behind lion walks and canned hunting

Blood Lions: The real story behind lion walks and canned hunting

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are currently thousands of lions and other predators being held in captivity across the continent. Meet the team who's trying to fight back.

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【Sydney Food】Hawa Charcoal Chicken

by HERcurioMAJESTY @ Her{curio}Majesty

Hawa charcoal chicken, the best Lebanese style charcoal chicken in town. The more famous charcoal chicken identity in Granville is commonly known as Al Jannah, which you will see as soon as you step out of Granville train station. I have tried it once many years ago, and I quite liked it. However, a friend who is familiar with the west introduced Hawa to us. According to him, Al Jannah is good, but Hawa is the best. […]

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Reizen door Sri Lanka met je eigen tuktuk

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

Het veelzijdige Sri Lanka is de laatste jaren uitgegroeid tot een hele populaire bestemming onder backpackers. Je kunt het land goed verkennen met het openbaar vervoer, maar het is nog veel gaver om zelf met een gehuurde tuktuk op stap te gaan. Dit is een hele bijzondere ervaring, waarmee je onafhankelijk van het openbaar vervoer...

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In Bruges: 8 reasons you should check out Europe’s fairytale city

In Bruges: 8 reasons you should check out Europe’s fairytale city

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you were to picture the city where an aspiring Disney director might choose to film Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast, you could do a lot worse than Bruges.

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Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Most people know little about this overlooked Asian cuisine. This is a shame, because if you're going to visit Angkor Wat and co., you might as well eat well while you're at it.

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Everything you need to know about trekking Peru’s Colca Canyon

Everything you need to know about trekking Peru’s Colca Canyon

by Karen Catchpole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Circling condors, challenging trails, volcanoes, waterfalls, and hot springs make the Colca Canyon a top outdoor adventure destination in Peru. Here’s how to make it even better.

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Marrakech in 24 hours: your ultimate guide

Marrakech in 24 hours: your ultimate guide

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Colourful, chaotic and charming, Marrakesh is a tangle of Berber, Arabic and French traditions, overlaid on a maze-like medina and set to a soundtrack of commerce, hypnotic street music and the haunting call to prayer.

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This is what a Tasmania group tour looks like

This is what a Tasmania group tour looks like

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah Tasmania. The Apple Isle. You may know it as the bit of Australia that often gets left off maps, Commonwealth Games uniforms and various marketing collateral. Awkward. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful states in all of Australia.

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Small ways you can make every day Earth Day when you travel

Small ways you can make every day Earth Day when you travel

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Climate change is real and it's happening now. How can we, as travellers, make sure that our adventures also preserve our planet's stunning landscapes and fascinating cultures?

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The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now we were just two friends on an adventure, no barriers, with a foreign, exotic, and endlessly beautiful country as our playground.

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Indian gems: 6 places you should visit in Rajasthan

Indian gems: 6 places you should visit in Rajasthan

by Melanie Ewan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the rugged dunes of the Thar Desert to the colourful chaos of Johari Bazaar, Rajasthan offers something for every type of traveller.

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The road to Machu Picchu starts at 385 lbs

The road to Machu Picchu starts at 385 lbs

by Carla Powell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I laughed like a crazy person, as I stood on top of that pass. The thin air and blustery wind stole my breath, but I continued to giggle and turn in a slow 360, agog at the sight of mountain tops.

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5 of our favourite foods from around the world

5 of our favourite foods from around the world

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Listen up, food lovers. If you’re anything like us, it’s likely your top priority when booking your next trip is largely based on what you’re going to eat.

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Everything you need to experience in Lima, from essential sights to Peruvian bites

Everything you need to experience in Lima, from essential sights to Peruvian bites

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Beyond the promise of a good meal, I wasn’t initially thrilled to step into its concrete embrace. But Lima is a city that came to surprise me – more and more with each passing visit. 

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6 cities in Italy to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in Italy to visit before everyone else does

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Beyond the sights of Rome and Venice, we recommend visiting these 6 underrated Italian cities to give you a sense of what the country and culture is truly about.

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Make The Best Of Your 72 Hours In Bangkok With This Itinerary

by Hew Lee Yee @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

Spend your long weekend in Bangkok Although staying in and binging on Netflix during your long weekend sounds like a splendid idea, it seems like ...

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Milestone moments: The Intrepid Foundation hits $5m

Milestone moments: The Intrepid Foundation hits $5m

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Thanks to the generous support of thousands of travellers, The Intrepid Foundation has officially raised over AUD 5 million for community projects around the world.

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

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


Caroline in the City Travel Blog

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Tweet When I went to the travel doctor to get shots for my trip to Asia, she specifically told me that I wasn’t to eat anything from street vendors or anything I hadn’t seen cooked. …

Travel season guide: when to visit our favourite destinations

Travel season guide: when to visit our favourite destinations

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel. It's all in the timing.

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

by Elena Ferranto @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

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

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Your people are actually everywhere: the most important lesson I’ve learnt about travel

Your people are actually everywhere: the most important lesson I’ve learnt about travel

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I embark on more missions out there into the world, the more I see that ‘my people’ are really everywhere.

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How to spend 24-hours in Bruges

How to spend 24-hours in Bruges

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Get ready for an action-packed 24 hours. And by action-packed, we mean you’re going to be packing a lot of chocolate into your gob.

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What traveling the world solo has taught me about life

What traveling the world solo has taught me about life

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Solo travel has taught me to cherish the highs and learn from the lows. It's taught me to reconsider nearly every stereotype I've ever been exposed to. And it's taught me how to be myself and embrace life to its fullest.

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How travellers can help the situation in Myanmar

How travellers can help the situation in Myanmar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Since late August 2017, hundreds of thousands of people have crossed the border into Bangladesh to seek refuge after violence broke out in Rakhine State.

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The colorful chaos of stepping off the beaten path in India

The colorful chaos of stepping off the beaten path in India

by Leslie Price @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I find myself in the middle of an absolutely fantastic Hindu festival on a Sunday afternoon, taking in a riot of colors and sights and sounds and smells that I would have completely missed if I had stayed on my intended route.

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The wining and dining guide to Mendoza

The wining and dining guide to Mendoza

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From traditional parrillas and urban cafes, to world-class bodegas beyond the city centre. Here’s the rundown on the best places to eat and drink in Mendoza.

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Why you should visit Oman, the lesser-known gem of the Middle East

Why you should visit Oman, the lesser-known gem of the Middle East

by Jen Hartin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I think I expected a cross between Jordan and the UAE, but after several days and messages of “What’s it like” coming over Facebook Messenger, I could only reply that “It’s like itself.” It has an individuality that is equal parts refreshing and intoxicating.

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Changing lives on the high plains of Puno

Changing lives on the high plains of Puno

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Elevation in Peru pose a big challenge for travellers, but what's less talked about is how affects Peruvian locals, particularly those on the high plains of Puno.

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Weather warning: Intrepid’s co-Founder on how you can stop climate change ruining travel

Weather warning: Intrepid’s co-Founder on how you can stop climate change ruining travel

by Darrell Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid Co-Founder met with Al Gore again to discuss the progress that the world has made in grappling with climate change in the last decade. 

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Lessons from the road: What travel taught me about love

Lessons from the road: What travel taught me about love

by Celinne Da Costa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Over the course of a year, I asked 50+ people in the 20+ countries I traveled to what they believed love was and documented their responses.

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Where to go for the best cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

Where to go for the best cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cherry blossom season is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Tokyo. Here are the city’s top viewing spots based on the kind of experience they offer.

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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!

Cruising just got a lot more sustainable

Cruising just got a lot more sustainable

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask anyone that’s been to Croatia in the last few years: the familiar backdrop to nearly every sun-soaked vista is the silhouette of a big cruise ship, moored out at sea.

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The ‘Wanderlust Gene’: is travel in your DNA?

The ‘Wanderlust Gene’: is travel in your DNA?

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ever wondered why you couldn’t stick to that job, couldn’t stay put or rid yourself of a niggling sense that you just had to be somewhere – anywhere – else?

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A walking tour of Paris’ best foodie haunts (with handy step-by-step map)

A walking tour of Paris’ best foodie haunts (with handy step-by-step map)

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I landed in Paris for the first time, I spent a happy few hours Googling the best baguette, the most celebrated croissant, a critically acclaimed salted caramel.

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A landmark month: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

A landmark month: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The landmark results are in for March. Whose scene reigns supreme? You'll have to read to find out.

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Make it at home: food author Tessa Kiros’ famous tiramisu recipe

Make it at home: food author Tessa Kiros’ famous tiramisu recipe

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Recipe taken from Venezia: Food & Dreams by Tessa Kiros Tiramisu an be varied as much as you like: make it less sweet, more sweet; serve it with gratings of…

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Photoblog: Varanasi as you’ve never seen it before

Photoblog: Varanasi as you’ve never seen it before

by Pravin Tamang @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We go on a journey through India's most photogenic city with one of the best photographers in the country: Pravin Tamang.

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Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore

Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore


The Straits Times

It was a rare sight - US President Barack Obama sitting on a flimsy plastic stool, having a simple Vietnamese meal in a Hanoi restaurant with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Taste of Tokyo: 13 Japanese snacks you’ve just got to try

Taste of Tokyo: 13 Japanese snacks you’ve just got to try

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Japanese snacks aren't limited to sushi. Break out the chopsticks, we're going on an Urban Adventure.

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Travel photography tips for kids

Travel photography tips for kids

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Are your little ones real shutterbugs? If so, leave it to them to capture your family holiday memories, with these top travel photography tips.

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What it’s like to do a Hmong homestay in the hills of Sapa

What it’s like to do a Hmong homestay in the hills of Sapa

by Kelsey Reaves @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I felt like I had hit the jackpot. I was truly living a day in the life of a Hmong woman – and it felt real...

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The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Is Every Disney Fan’s Dream Come True

by Noelle Ong @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

Send your hopes and dreams to the sky Here’s one for your bucket list – watch 100,000 lanterns float into the sky at the Pingxi ...

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Visiting Chernobyl with Intrepid: What it’s like and what to know

Visiting Chernobyl with Intrepid: What it’s like and what to know

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we arrive at the site where few other visitors dare to go, we feel like we've landed in a fabled place that most will only ever see in history books.

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Beyond Berlin: 5 German stops to include on your ultimate Eurotrip

Beyond Berlin: 5 German stops to include on your ultimate Eurotrip

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like many before me, I had a limited view of how Germany worked. It turns out there is a world beyond Berlin.

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Obama does Bali: How to travel there like the former President

Obama does Bali: How to travel there like the former President

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah, Bali. This beach-fringed paradise seemingly has it all – sprawling rice fields, ancient Hindu temples and active volcanoes sprinkled throughout. And now Bali can boast having something very special…

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11 movies that will make you want to travel immediately

11 movies that will make you want to travel immediately

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You'll be happy to know, Eat Pray Love does not feature on the list.

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14 things you probably didn’t know about Cuba

14 things you probably didn’t know about Cuba

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fidel Castro, vintage Chevrolets, revolution, rum. These are just a few of the words most commonly associated with Cuba, the queen of the Caribbean.

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6 tips for booking your first cycling trip

6 tips for booking your first cycling trip

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Pedalling sets the perfect pace - you travel slowly enough to enjoy your surroundings but fast enough that they're constantly changing.

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10 Intrepid trips you can still join in time for the holidays

10 Intrepid trips you can still join in time for the holidays

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Because the festive season doesn't just have to be about cheesy music, sweet holiday drinks and exchanging presents with colleagues, friends and family.

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Valentine’s special: Meet your (destination) match

Valentine’s special: Meet your (destination) match

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

No sweetheart this year? No worries. Choose travel instead this Valentine’s Day! With the “most romantic” day on the calendar fast approaching, I thought I'd take the chance to introduce you to your next dreamy destination.

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Eat your way through Old Delhi with food blogger Pamela Timms

Eat your way through Old Delhi with food blogger Pamela Timms

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s hard to imagine a more dramatic move. In 2005, author and food blogger Pamela Timms, her husband and three children packed up and travelled from drizzly Scotland to the heat of Delhi.

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The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Travel in Vietnam

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

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

10 things must do when visit Hanoi

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

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

South Luangwa National Park: Africa’s best kept secret

South Luangwa National Park: Africa’s best kept secret

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Wildebeest aren't the only crowds on the Serengeti. If you're after a safari without the selfie sticks, try South Luangwa National Park.

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Live in Canada? Here’s where your travel dollar is strongest

Live in Canada? Here’s where your travel dollar is strongest

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Canadians are resilient. When they want to travel, they won’t let a weak exchange rate get in the way.

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Why I love solo travel, even though I have a spouse

Why I love solo travel, even though I have a spouse

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I understand that every relationship is different, but for my marriage, solo travel makes me a stronger, better and happier partner.

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Why Northern Sri Lanka should be on your travel radar

Why Northern Sri Lanka should be on your travel radar

by Leslie Price @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One day Northern Sri Lanka may have tourist trails, backpacker hostels and smoothie shops like the south. For now, the region is as wild and unexplored as it gets.

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Lost World: Madagascar as you’ve never seen it before

Lost World: Madagascar as you’ve never seen it before

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We sent a video crew into the wilds of Madagascar to check out why it's been touted as Africa's next big thing. This is what they came back with.

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The time of their lives: cultures that follow their own concepts of time

The time of their lives: cultures that follow their own concepts of time

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Across the globe, time – and the various commitments appended to it – aren’t just treated differently, they can operate in fundamentally different ways.

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6 creepy natural wonders from around the world

6 creepy natural wonders from around the world

by Ben Leach @ Intrepid Travel Blog

These spooky natural wonders of the world are all beautiful in their own weird way, yet could be the perfect backdrop for a Halloween horror film.

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The top 10 places you should visit in Japan

The top 10 places you should visit in Japan

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Everything in this amazing land is so different from Western norms, you’re bound to find yourself pleasantly disoriented as you attempt to navigate it.

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

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


Visit.org Blog

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

Going deeper underground: subway stations that will make you think “wow that’s a really cool subway station!”

Going deeper underground: subway stations that will make you think “wow that’s a really cool subway station!”

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the beautiful to the bizarre - we round up a handful of the world's most interesting subway systems.

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6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

by Melanie Ewan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While Google Images would have you believe that Thailand is nothing but white sand and long tail boats, this isn’t really the case. Well, unless you read this guide to the best beaches in Thailand.

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Kokoda controversy: we chat with the Aussie journalist who investigated further

Kokoda controversy: we chat with the Aussie journalist who investigated further

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For Aussie journalist and travel writer Ian Neubauer, there was always going to be more to this Kokoda horror story…

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Beyond Marrakech: 5 reasons why Fes should be on your Moroccan bucket list

Beyond Marrakech: 5 reasons why Fes should be on your Moroccan bucket list

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You don’t always have to go off the beaten path to experience Moroccan culture at its barest and truest form. You also don't have to follow flocks of visitors to Marrakech.

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What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was only at the age of 34 that a combination of good timing and an emerging curiosity about where he was born and spent the first year and a half of his life, led us on a trip to Vietnam.

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How to Avoid Overtourism in Barcelona (Without Avoiding Barcelona)

by Odiane Baker-Duly @ Visit.org Blog

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

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A guide to scoping out Berlin’s street art scene

A guide to scoping out Berlin’s street art scene

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Since the demolition of the city’s most famous landmark, the Berlin Wall, street art has spread across the city like wildfire. Here's where to find it.

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6 must-try dishes in Madrid

6 must-try dishes in Madrid

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From tasty tapas to superb seafood, Spain’s beloved capital city is packed with flavor and character. Here are 6 delicious foods to try when there.

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The top 10 destinations to travel in: May

The top 10 destinations to travel in: May

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're looking at where to travel in May, a balmy, sunshine-in-a-bowl sort of month, particularly for the northern hemisphere. Here's where you should be booking for sunny days and good times.

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The best thing about a family tour? Seeing your children make life-long friends

The best thing about a family tour? Seeing your children make life-long friends

by Daniel Pawlyn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

'On the first day, the eight children pronounced themselves best friends and bagged girls’ and boys’ areas on the bus for the journeys to come.'

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Friends with benefits: seven reasons why traveling with someone beats flying solo

Friends with benefits: seven reasons why traveling with someone beats flying solo

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Friends and travel make for one mighty fine partnership. Here are seven reasons why.

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Why you cannot help but fall for Viñales, Cuba

Why you cannot help but fall for Viñales, Cuba

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Viñales stole my heart. From cycling among limestone karsts to horse-riding through tobacco farms, this was my favorite spot in one of my favorite countries.

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8 must-try Georgian dishes to eat in Tbilisi

8 must-try Georgian dishes to eat in Tbilisi

by Emily Lush @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Given its proximity to Russia, it might be tempting to dismiss Georgian food as heavy, stodgy and bland. But nothing could be further from the truth. As any traveller to…

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【Magical Iceland】Unicorns! I mean, Icelandic horses!

by HERcurioMAJESTY @ Her{curio}Majesty

Unicorns! Wait… Our guide attracted these gentle creatures by rubbing plastic bags in his hands and making funny cowboy noises like in the video. I asked him why the plastic bag? He said it’s to trick the horses into thinking there’s food. Nawww. Did you know there is only one breed of horses in the whole of Iceland? These special Icelandic Horses are known for their petite almost-pony size and […]

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Stories from Rwanda: what it’s really like visiting mountain gorillas

Stories from Rwanda: what it’s really like visiting mountain gorillas

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I am in Volcanoes National Park in the North West corner of Rwanda, and I’m crouching one metre away from an angry female gorilla...

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A local’s guide to visiting Japan on a budget

A local’s guide to visiting Japan on a budget

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After 8 years based here, I can say that Japan rivals many nations with its budget friendliness. Here are my favorite travel hacks for sightseeing and eating out.

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Chef Alejandro Saravia and the last roast chicken recipe you’ll ever need

Chef Alejandro Saravia and the last roast chicken recipe you’ll ever need

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We asked Melbourne culinary legend Alejandro Saravi for something delicious, easy and authentically Peruvian. Oh boy did he deliver.

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Traveller stories: what I learned on a small group tour in Southern Morocco

Traveller stories: what I learned on a small group tour in Southern Morocco

by Ben Feldman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s an autumn afternoon, and I’m scouring the Internet for just the right tour when something different pops onto the screen: Intrepid’s South Morocco Discovery for Solo Travellers.

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Europe & Turkey: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

Europe & Turkey: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Picking the winner this month was harder than following the plot of an Italian opera, but we think we made the right choice.

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Side Hustle: Working as a TV and Film Extra

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

TweetI’ve had a number of side hustles throughout my life, especially since I started working as a freelance writer. I’ve worked at the mall wrapping Christmas gifts, sewed labels into jerseys, been a substitute teacher, worked trade shows, and everything in between. But these days, I’ve earned extra income by working as a TV and […]

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Life series: the daily commute around the world

Life series: the daily commute around the world

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think your ride to work is tough? This is what the daily commute looks like in 18 countries around the world

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From salt flats to geysers: The beauty of visiting Bolivia with Intrepid

From salt flats to geysers: The beauty of visiting Bolivia with Intrepid

by Carla Powell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

My goal was to see Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats.  A mass of white that touched the horizon and hung off the edge, like you had reached the end of the earth.

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Inside the multicultural food scene of Washington D.C.

Inside the multicultural food scene of Washington D.C.

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With a long history of immigration and a rich multicultural heritage, Washington D.C. is one of the unsung cuisine capitals of America.

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These language tips from Babbel will help you get the most out of your travels

These language tips from Babbel will help you get the most out of your travels

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Language is a beautiful connector of people. It helps us express our thoughts and feelings, gives us insight into new cultures, connects us to others, and, as any traveller can attest, can sometimes make or break your experience.

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North India in one week: The ultimate guide

North India in one week: The ultimate guide

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You have to start somewhere, and while you can’t cram all of India into seven days like an overflowing suitcase, you can still work a whirlwind of unforgettable experiences into a week. Here's everything you need to know about the Golden Triangle route: Delhi to Agra to Jaipur.

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Why everyone is talking about Iceland right now

Why everyone is talking about Iceland right now

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How one of the world's smallest, coldest countries became a tourism powerhouse.

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Prague, Czech Republic

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



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



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



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


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



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



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

The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

They call it the Hawaii of the mid-Atlantic. But, really, this spellbinding region is pretty incomparable...

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10 Ridiculously Photogenic Coffees Guaranteed To Pick You Up

by Noelle Ong @ KLOOK

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Not Your Usual Cup Of Coffee We all look forward to a good ol’ cuppa for that mid day perk, but it’s time to upgrade ...

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The true story of Africa’s disappearing glaciers

The true story of Africa’s disappearing glaciers

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s 1943, and three Italians are planning to summit Mt Kenya. One’s a civil servant, one’s a doctor and one’s a sailor. Oh, and all three are prisoners at an Allies POW camp.

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This is what it’s like to share a meal at a Sikh temple in India

This is what it’s like to share a meal at a Sikh temple in India

by Annika Ziehen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Music is playing, people are walking and praying, and the atmosphere is festive yet oddly relaxed for a sacred place.

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Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Thinking about travelling to Japan? Watch. This. First.

Thinking about travelling to Japan? Watch. This. First.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Finally, someone has done Japan justice on film. If this doesn't make you want to see the Land of the Rising Sun, nothing ever will.

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East-West Chicken Stock

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Island time: why beautiful Zanzibar deserves your attention

Island time: why beautiful Zanzibar deserves your attention

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Zanzibar's beaches are right up there with the best I have seen, but I found so much more than sand and sunsets, and ended up staying for weeks and weeks.

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Why you should see ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Why you should see ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If there’s one reason to see Al Gore's new documentary, it's that it shows the power of people to influence governments and big businesses to create real change. The more people we have thinking, talking and getting fired up about climate change, the better.

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Everything you need to know about tipping in the United States

Everything you need to know about tipping in the United States

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Forget about reaching for your wallet with nervous hands. Our guide to tipping in the U.S. will help you navigate eating out, hotel stays and so much more.

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Chef and author Andy Ricker gives us a crash course in Northern Thai cuisine

Chef and author Andy Ricker gives us a crash course in Northern Thai cuisine

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

American chef Andy Ricker has built his reputation on dishes with names like laap pet issan, muu paa kham waan, khao soi. This is northern Thai food at its best.

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Q&A with Canadian photographer Chris Burkard

Q&A with Canadian photographer Chris Burkard

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We recently started running trips in Alberta and Chris Burkard has taken loads of amazing photos there. So we thought we'd pick his brain.

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Reboot the Blog, Recalibrate the Palate

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

A winter retreat to Takayama

A winter retreat to Takayama

by Nick Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our Shinkansen bullet train to Takayama rushes through the bellies of mountains, past snow-weary evergreens and rice fields resting under sheets of pure, white snow. Small alpine towns race by…

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Mouth-watering Macedonia: 5 traditional dishes you’ve got to try

Mouth-watering Macedonia: 5 traditional dishes you’ve got to try

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Drawing heavily on Balkan and Mediterranean influences and packed full of garlicky, herby flavour, Macedonian cuisine may be slow to cook, but it’s sure quick to go down.

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Our guide to the perfect day in Tokyo

Our guide to the perfect day in Tokyo

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Got 24 hours to explore the world's biggest city? Challenge accepted.

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Your definitive guide to the best live music in Bangkok

Your definitive guide to the best live music in Bangkok

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bangkok’s nightlife has something for everybody – and that’s particularly true of the city’s live music scene. But the vast choice on offer can be intimidating if you only have a limited…

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Ribs, rock ‘n’ roll and raucous times: 4 unmissable Deep South pit stops

Ribs, rock ‘n’ roll and raucous times: 4 unmissable Deep South pit stops

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Skipping America's Deep South is a big, fat, deep-fried, sugar-coated, bourbon-spiked mistake.

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Your essential guide to sailing jargon

Your essential guide to sailing jargon

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re just starting to cut your teeth on life at sea, here’s the essential guide to sailing that every beginner should know.

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Fortune rookie: one man’s fateful journey through Japan

Fortune rookie: one man’s fateful journey through Japan

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“Nothing will go well, so you always feel uneasy.” Wish these words, the dragon robot sealed my fate.

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Exploring Mexico’s cenotes & swimming holes

Exploring Mexico’s cenotes & swimming holes

by Sheree Joseph @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With 6000 cenotes in the Yucatan alone, it’s time to learn more about Mexico’s best swimming holes.

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Rediscovering the spirit of travel in Myanmar

Rediscovering the spirit of travel in Myanmar

by Christine Sarkis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On a recent visit to Myanmar, I followed my spirit of curiosity … and found a country poised at the edge of a moment.

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16 photos that prove Japan looks better on film

16 photos that prove Japan looks better on film

by Gemma Saunders @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I really enjoy taking my trusty Minolta on trips overseas. I love the grainy look of a film photo and the effort and time I put into taking photos...

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Stairway to Hell: climbing the slopes of Mt Bromo

Stairway to Hell: climbing the slopes of Mt Bromo

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I look out over this barren, moon-like landscape – devoid of life, apart from a trickle of travellers, a handful of local guides and their horses – it strikes me that this is about as hellish as it gets in equatorial, jungle-clad Indonesia.

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How I fell back in love with Australia

How I fell back in love with Australia

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like many Australians, I’ve given my passport an absolute thrashing. As soon as I hit my late teens I began to feel trapped in Australia. Fenced in. Limited. I needed freedom. And so I went out and got it.

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Hiking Bali’s Mount Batur: Everything you need to know

Hiking Bali’s Mount Batur: Everything you need to know

by Alexandra Frustaglio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite our nerves and our varying fitness levels, we went, we hiked, and we conquered – and I can proudly say that it was nothing short of amazing.

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Exploring Ogliastra, Italy’s best-kept secret

Exploring Ogliastra, Italy’s best-kept secret

by Nolan Pike @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A Google search for “best European beaches” is what sparked my interest in the Italian island of Sardinia. But seeing these beaches in real life was something else.

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An insider’s guide to visiting Cusco, Peru

An insider’s guide to visiting Cusco, Peru

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having lived in Cusco for more than a year and a half, I’ve come to discover some of the city’s local gems, places that will deliver you straight into the beating heart of the incredible local culture.

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Burger Pepper Cheese Tarik @ Burger Bakar Abang Burn, Klang

by vkeong @ Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

After Burger Bakar Abang Burn released their ‘cheese lebur’ menu last month, it became a huge hit in KL and other states where they are also operating at. Recently, they have introduced new burger called Burger Pepper Cheese Tarik. Important note: this burger is not suitable for those who are allergic to nuts. Each burger […]

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How to travel safe in Africa

How to travel safe in Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are the tips we discovered on our travels, to help you avoid becoming criminal fodder, remaining scam savvy, or the latest victim of Africa-belly.

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Guide to south Morocco: Essaouira, Taghazout and Taroudant

Guide to south Morocco: Essaouira, Taghazout and Taroudant

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South Morocco and northern Morocco can feel like different countries sometimes. Replacing the fertile green valleys and forested mountains famous in the north are vast arid plains studded with isolated…

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Tips and hacks for Europe train travel

Tips and hacks for Europe train travel

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, trains in Europe have come a long way. Bigger seats, more space, WiFi, and a power point in the seat. Here's how to do Europe train travel right.

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Tips for capturing stunning photographs of local people

Tips for capturing stunning photographs of local people

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While there is no magic way to photograph a person, Annapurna Mellor shares her top tips to help you to capture images of people in an authentic and ethical way.

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Hanoi Street Food Tour - Our Review - Thrifty Family Travels

Hanoi Street Food Tour - Our Review - Thrifty Family Travels


Thrifty Family Travels

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

The chef behind Pastuso sits down to talk all things Peruvian and delicious

The chef behind Pastuso sits down to talk all things Peruvian and delicious

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia arrived in Australia on New Year’s Eve 2006 with nothing but a suitcase and a dream (and probably a few other things).

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Places in Mexico you must visit, according to an Intrepid leader

Places in Mexico you must visit, according to an Intrepid leader

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sit down with Intrepid tour guide Balam and you're bound to learn something new, especially about his country, Mexico. Here are his top tips for travel there.

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We ask Europe’s top bloggers where to go in 2017

We ask Europe’s top bloggers where to go in 2017

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

2017 is well and truly here, and if you’re anything like us a) you’ve probably broken all your resolutions by now, and b) you’re already craving the next adventure...

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“Tourism creates jobs, jobs support families.” All your Nepal questions answered by our man on the ground

“Tourism creates jobs, jobs support families.” All your Nepal questions answered by our man on the ground

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nicholas Cowie lives with his wife and children in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu. He was there when the earthquake struck on April 25th.

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6 of Europe’s top ‘Not Hot’ spots for 2018

6 of Europe’s top ‘Not Hot’ spots for 2018

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Get there before everyone else does.

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7 reasons to make your Singapore layover a stayover

7 reasons to make your Singapore layover a stayover

by Lauren Whybrow @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In Singapore, the sun is (almost) always shining, the food is cheap, the history is interesting, and the whole place is a little bit kooky (in a good way).

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This is the one thing a traveller can definitely do without

This is the one thing a traveller can definitely do without

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bottled water is an easy habit to get into, but one that makes absolutely no sense when you sit down and think about it.

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Adventure lover? Here’s why your next trip should be in Vietnam

Adventure lover? Here’s why your next trip should be in Vietnam

by Carolyn Okon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I wasn't sure I was fit enough to do a trip like this. I wondered whether I would be missing out on the cultural aspects (cough, the sites and the food) of Vietnam...

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Meet the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

Meet the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The story of Jimmy Pham, an Intrepid Travel tour guide who went on to found KOTO, a hospitality training center in Hanoi.

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A walk in the wild: one traveller’s hike through Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

A walk in the wild: one traveller’s hike through Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The intriguing stories of Rastafarianism and the origins of humanity, unusual wildlife and the call of the Simien Mountains proved too enticing to ignore.

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Kids and kasbahs: Behind the scenes on a Morocco family adventure

Kids and kasbahs: Behind the scenes on a Morocco family adventure

by Jane Marshall @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We sensed Morocco would be ideal for imbibing our senses and exposing our kids to a part of the planet they’d never been before.

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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More than Marina Bay Sands: What to see in Singapore

More than Marina Bay Sands: What to see in Singapore

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I first went to Singapore, I was told by a fellow backpacker that there ‘wasn’t much to do except Marina Bay Sands’. I spent my days in the city constantly proving him wrong.

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Naxos: Introducing the most underrated Greek island

Naxos: Introducing the most underrated Greek island

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Naxos is still unheard of by many foreign visitors, despite being four hours from both Athens and Mykonos, but, trust us, this Greek island is worth a visit.

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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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Mend it like Beckham: Intrepid works with soccer superstar to get Nepal back on its feet

Mend it like Beckham: Intrepid works with soccer superstar to get Nepal back on its feet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid Travel teams up with Unicef to bring David Beckham to Nepal!

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You should go to Croatia just for the art scene. Here’s why.

You should go to Croatia just for the art scene. Here’s why.

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In Croatia, artistic expression flavors every area of life. Contemporary masterpieces compliment ancient treasures. Classical, rock, and folk mingle in a unique musical stew.

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A guide to Vilnius, Europe’s next hottest city break

A guide to Vilnius, Europe’s next hottest city break

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I imagine that Vilnius is akin to what Berlin was like decades ago. Youngsters in Lithuania's capital have adopted their own impeccable brand of edgy cool.

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This is what it looks like to eat your way through China

This is what it looks like to eat your way through China

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If your experience of Chinese cuisine stops at a double order of fried rice and a side of sweet 'n' sour pork, you're not alone. Want to see what you're missing out on?

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The top destinations for travel in December

The top destinations for travel in December

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re in the mood for mulled wine and Christmas markets or in need of a beach escape in the tropics – these are the places you should be adding to your itinerary for December.

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Know the foods – Where to go

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

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

Top 5 foodie experiences in Vietnam - InsideVietnam Blog

Top 5 foodie experiences in Vietnam - InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

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

The top destinations for travel in January

The top destinations for travel in January

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the jungles of Central America to the beaches of Southeast Asia, here's where you should be travelling during January.

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We’re launching a brand new expedition trip to Moldova. Want to come?

We’re launching a brand new expedition trip to Moldova. Want to come?

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For the first time, we're stepping back into the soviet era on a special trip through Romania, Ukraine and Moldova, Europe's least-visited country.

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Spiced Persimmon and Ginger Muffin Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Eating spiders in Cambodia. Gimmick or gourmet?

Eating spiders in Cambodia. Gimmick or gourmet?

by Phil Lees @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Unlike the humble cricket, spiders aren't a common snack anywhere but have become associated with Cambodian (Khmer) food because of their media value. So, should you eat them?

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‘Compared to the beauty of the country, the earthquake is almost irrelevant now’: How Nepal is recovering two years on

‘Compared to the beauty of the country, the earthquake is almost irrelevant now’: How Nepal is recovering two years on

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A year ago, it was Nepal's plea for help that drew me there. Today, it's the mountains that are calling me back.

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The Other Side of Paradise: a literary journey through Havana

The Other Side of Paradise: a literary journey through Havana

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Havana is a hard city to “get.” I think that’s why I like it so much.

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Lessons in experiencing La Dolce Vita in Italy

Lessons in experiencing La Dolce Vita in Italy

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Taking time to enjoy life’s great pleasures – family, friends, outdoors, food, and wine – is the core of Italian living. This obsession with life’s quality proves irresistible and brings us back, time and again.

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The Ultimate Hanoi Street Food Guide - I Like Local Blog

The Ultimate Hanoi Street Food Guide - I Like Local Blog


I Like Local Blog

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

Why Northern Iceland is the next big thing

Why Northern Iceland is the next big thing

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those willing to venture more than just a couple of hours from Reykjavik, the rewards are more than you could possibly imagine. Northern Iceland is beautiful, and Northern Iceland is waiting.

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Meet the couple making one documentary every day for a year

Meet the couple making one documentary every day for a year

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Could you shoot a documentary every day for 365 days? Meet the guys who are.

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‘Travellers change my life and I change theirs’: meet Moroccan local leader Khalid

‘Travellers change my life and I change theirs’: meet Moroccan local leader Khalid

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Khalid Lamlih, an Intrepid local leader, talks about the power of meeting other people while travelling.

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Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think you can guess your fav show’s shooting locations? You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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We rank the 7 best breakfasts in Paris

We rank the 7 best breakfasts in Paris

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re after something a little more nourishing than a croissant (or simply something that doesn't make your skinny jeans tremble in fear) we’ve eaten our way through some of the best breakfasts in the City of Light...

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Sailing in Myeik, the 800-island archipelago no-one has ever heard of

Sailing in Myeik, the 800-island archipelago no-one has ever heard of

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s known as the Mergui or Myeik archipelago, a collection of 800 jungle-covered islands off the southern coast of Myanmar (Burma). It’s okay if you haven’t heard of it. Until a few years ago hardly anyone had.

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Panama City: A study in contrasts

Panama City: A study in contrasts

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Panama City is unlike any other city in Central America. The country has the fastest growing economy on the continent and the impressive skyline reflects this development. But don’t let it fool you – this city is characterized by contrasts.

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Going solo: the joys of travelling by yourself

Going solo: the joys of travelling by yourself

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I realized something on my Intrepid trip. I am most comfortable when I am uncomfortable. When I'm off balance. Unsure. When I'm vulnerable. Basically, when I'm traveling.

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TOP 5 Hanoi’s Best Street Food

by republikbackpackers @ Republik Backpackers' Hostel

A list of most popular local foods that should not be missed in Hanoi, take a look and find more about this cheap & delicious all day meals.

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Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Maliau basin is possibly one of Sabah’s best-kept secrets. And when I was recently invited to join a four day trek deep into the Borneo jungle, I jumped at the chance.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 things to do in: Kakadu National Park

7 things to do in: Kakadu National Park

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Red Centre might be the beating heart of Australia, but Kakadu National Park is where the country goes to cool off. It’s a 20,000 square kilometer stretch of billabongs, wetlands, gorges and rivers.

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Want to WIN a professional photography scholarship to Nepal? Here’s how

Want to WIN a professional photography scholarship to Nepal? Here’s how

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Listen up, aspiring photographers/photo journalists/anyone with a pulse. This is your chance to WIN a 10-day photo assignment, all expenses paid, among the snow-capped slopes of the Himalayas.

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Japan in one week: The ultimate guide

Japan in one week: The ultimate guide

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The island nation of Japan is a smorgasbord of sights, sounds, smells, and sensory delights. But how to do it justice in just one week? Follow this guide.

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Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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I’ve visited Colombia 8 times; here’s why I’ll return

I’ve visited Colombia 8 times; here’s why I’ll return

by Celinne Da Costa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite having traveled to over 45 countries, Colombia is unquestionably one of my favorites. This is why I plan on returning there every year I can.

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Finding friendship, unforgettable experiences and love on an Intrepid trip

Finding friendship, unforgettable experiences and love on an Intrepid trip

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We had one especially grueling seven-hour bus ride but he and I talked the entire time and it ended up only feeling like one.

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Africa mythbusting: 10 ‘facts’ that just aren’t true

Africa mythbusting: 10 ‘facts’ that just aren’t true

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Africa is probably the most misunderstood continent on Earth. It's time to go mythbusting...

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Top 5 Foods I Ate in NYC

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ve thought long and hard about how I was going to write about all the food I ate in New York. Should I organize it by categories? By days? For now, before I overwhelm you with all the food talk, I’m going to start on a high note with my top 5 favorite things I ate in New York City. Oh New York – why is the food so good there?! Seriously, I ate some of the best food OF...



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Jungle hikes and perfect beaches: Why Colombia’s Tayrona National Park is a must-visit

Jungle hikes and perfect beaches: Why Colombia’s Tayrona National Park is a must-visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You see, it's not just about the blue of the water or the white of the sand, it's the way the lush, green, jungle-clad mountains greet the beaches.

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Photos: this is what homework looks like around the world

Photos: this is what homework looks like around the world

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sometime's it's snatched in a spare moment or squeezed in around the edged of real life, but homework is always there.

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5 times technology ruined my trip

5 times technology ruined my trip

by Hallie Entwistle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Technology has changed the way we live our day-to-day lives and (for worse or for better) it’s also changing the way we travel...

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The Top 10 most walkable cities in America

The Top 10 most walkable cities in America

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Road tripping and car rentals aren’t for everyone. Luckily, the U.S. is home to some of the best transit hubs in the world, and they also happen to be world-class destinations.

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Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Thankfully, things are back to ‘normal’ and visas are being issued again. Unfortunately, decisions like that can really damage the reputation of a country and many travellers can be put off visiting.

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Travel smarter: 5 ways seasonality can affect your travel plans

Travel smarter: 5 ways seasonality can affect your travel plans

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You might think peak season is peak for a reason, but there's more to seasonality than just following the crowds.

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Danang Seafood Barn

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

Top 6 colorful cities around the world

Top 6 colorful cities around the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We don't want to attribute it solely to the Instagram age, but there's just something so exciting about trying to capture those pastel shades, bright buildings, and vibrant colors.

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Eating Hanoi!

Eating Hanoi!


Eating Hanoi!

~ Hanoi Street Food Adventures ~ Hidden Hanoi Restaurants

How to get off the beaten path in Rome

How to get off the beaten path in Rome

by Andrea MacDonald @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like in most of the world’s greatest cities, so many incredible sights equals so many tourists. But this Rome guide will help you beat the crowds.

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Our pick of the NY Times’ 2017 must-see list

Our pick of the NY Times’ 2017 must-see list

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To help you plot the course of these extraordinary upcoming adventures, the New York Times have just released a carefully curated list of 52 places to go in 2017. And what do you know – we offer trips to almost every country mentioned.

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Life lessons I learned at a social enterprise in Bangalore

Life lessons I learned at a social enterprise in Bangalore

by Nora Malm @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is the story of Nora Backer Malm, who volunteered to help improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to life-changing and affordable products.

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

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

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

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Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Australia has just claimed 17 very cold, very small, very remote islands. Penguins appear not to notice.

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51 Unique + Fun Things to do in Chile | Chile

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

If you’re traveling down the Gringo Trail, Chile might feel unexpectedly familiar. There are no ramshackle busses or alpacas wandering the streets. Instead, there are arbitrary laws, expensive cups of coffee, and high speed internet connections. In some weird way, you might miss the chaos. I wondered whether I was making a mistake by blowing the rest of my travel budget on a place that looked so much like home (and cost as much, too). But there’s something special about Chile. After I really got to know it, Chile became one of my favorite countries. Perhaps it was because I finally started to speak Spanish or was traveling on my own for the first time in years, or perhaps it’s just because Chile is diverse,  dynamic, and completely fascinating. Want to experience Chile beneath the surface? I bet you’ll dig it too. From geodesic domes where you can spend the night to the otherworldly nature of Patagonia, here’s are some of the weird, wild, and totally fun things to do in Chile. Very Chilean Experiences 1. Start up north for the gentle surf & sun in Arica (Arica y Parinacota) 2. Head into Valle de Elqui for a pisco tasting tour by bicycle (Coquimbo) […]

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Meet the chef: an interview with Andrew Fielke

Meet the chef: an interview with Andrew Fielke

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The mastermind behind Intrepid's exclusive tour menus on why we should go back to our bush tucker roots.

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The 10 places where people live the longest

The 10 places where people live the longest

by Hristina Byrnes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Climate, diet and lifestyle choices – why do some people live longer than others? A new study has the answer.

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You should go to Patagonia if you want to feel small

You should go to Patagonia if you want to feel small

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was Friedrich Nietzsche that said “all truly great ideas are conceived by walking”, but Nietzsche had obviously never walked in Patagonia.

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5 reasons Finnish Lapland should be on your bucket list

5 reasons Finnish Lapland should be on your bucket list

by Lizzie Mulherin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Finland. The land of saunas, reindeer and very long words with no vowels.

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

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


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

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

Why I love New York in winter

Why I love New York in winter

by Iseult Larkin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

New York in winter may be freezing, but it's also festive, atmospheric, and incredibly cosy.

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“Is there meat in this beef?”: A vegetarian’s guide to Beijing

“Is there meat in this beef?”: A vegetarian’s guide to Beijing

by Melissa Spurgin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As a vegetarian, there‘s more to China than plain steamed rice.

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Jenni Sparks is making hand-drawn maps cool again, one city at a time

Jenni Sparks is making hand-drawn maps cool again, one city at a time

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Jenni Sparks thinks maps are cool. So cool, in fact, that she'll spend months drawing a single one.

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Liang Li Grilled Fish (良礼烧鱼) @ Pandamaran, Klang

by vkeong @ Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

Liang Li Grilled Fish (良礼烧鱼) is a stall in Pandamaran, Klang that has been operated by a friendly uncle for more than 30 years. To ensure the quality of the seafood, he gets his supply of seafood from a seafood supplier in Klang who delivers the seafood to his stall fresh daily. Uncle grills the […]

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7 best travel destinations for the Canadian dollar

7 best travel destinations for the Canadian dollar

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yes, a weak exchange rate hurts, but that doesn’t mean you're going to stay home and be content with watching the Travel Channel. Here are 7 destinations where you can stretch your loonie.

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5 ways to stop seasickness

5 ways to stop seasickness

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Seasickness is never fun but thankfully it can be treated. Follow these five simple tips for stopping seasickness and you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

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What it’s like to do a homestay in the Peruvian Andes

What it’s like to do a homestay in the Peruvian Andes

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here we are in a house that now feels like a home, preparing dinner like a family...

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

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

You haven’t fully explored New York City until you’ve toured its unique multi-cultural cuisine. Every borough offers up its own gastronomic delights. And just when you think you’ve seen and tasted it all, a new food obsession explodes onto the scene. That’s what makes the Big Apple’s cuisine so exciting! But for every hot new trend, […]

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Yes, we’re offering a Cuba trip for Americans. Here’s the deal.

Yes, we’re offering a Cuba trip for Americans. Here’s the deal.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re an American who thought you’d never be able to get to Cuba, it’s time to rethink your thinking.

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Sandsational: these are the world’s 7 best beaches

Sandsational: these are the world’s 7 best beaches

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Picking the world’s best beach is a bit like arguing why your favourite colour should dominate the rainbow.

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Inside India’s most romantic city, Udaipur

Inside India’s most romantic city, Udaipur

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Udaipur is a lakeside paradise of shimmering marble, oozing romance and a European feel you just can’t find anywhere else in India.

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Reizen als vrouw in Iran

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

Als je als vrouw besluit te gaan backpacken in Iran krijg je al gauw tientallen vragen naar je toe gesmeten, waarvan de kern eigenlijk neer komt op: ‘ben je gek?’. Wij vrezen al gauw waar we niets over weten en over Iran weten de meesten van ons eigenlijk niet zo veel. Het ooit zo moderne...

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Top 6 things to do in Hoi An

Top 6 things to do in Hoi An

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With a free day, we wanted to see as much of Hoi An as we could: the old stuff, the food stuff, and the wheel-y good stuff too. Here are our six top picks.

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Trip or treat? Our spookiest adventures from around the world

Trip or treat? Our spookiest adventures from around the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With Halloween fast approaching, things are getting eerie at Intrepid. Here are some of our spookiest trips from around the world.

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Meet Carolina, the Intrepid leader showing the world how Colombia has changed

Meet Carolina, the Intrepid leader showing the world how Colombia has changed

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"The previous generations were scared all the time. But my generation aren't scared."

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Meet the American couple who road-tripped for 10 years nonstop

Meet the American couple who road-tripped for 10 years nonstop

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Introducing journalist Karen Catchpole and photographer Eric Mohl, a couple whose road trip is the definition of epic. It's been a decade, and they're still going strong...

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Hanoi Street Foods and Cuisines

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

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

Ever wondered what an Intrepid sailing trip looks like?

Ever wondered what an Intrepid sailing trip looks like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sailing isn't like it was in the old days. Rates of scurvy have declined. Peg legs are few. No-one really knows what 'hardtack' is anymore. On the whole, things have improved.

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Nepal Now: the best Instagram shots, one year after the earthquake

Nepal Now: the best Instagram shots, one year after the earthquake

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We trawled the net and found the photos travellers are taking right now, right this minute, one year after the quake.

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Travel for two: choose the perfect trip for your relationship status

Travel for two: choose the perfect trip for your relationship status

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travelling is the ultimate relationship test. You'll find out more about your life partner while haggling with an Ecuadorian chicken-merchant than you would in 40 years of marriage.

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Vietnam Travel Guides

by sub_admin @ Vietnam Travel & Cruise

1. Key facts: Area: 331,210 sq km (127,881 sq miles). Population: 94,444,200 (UN estimate 2016). Population density: 284.9 per sq km. Capital: Hanoi. Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND) Government: Socialist republic. Head of state: President Trần Đại Quang since 2016. Head of government: Prime Minister...

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The Beaches in Dhërmi, Albania are Amazing!

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

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

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5 ways to get more out of your Northern Lights trip to Iceland – according to a plasma physicist

5 ways to get more out of your Northern Lights trip to Iceland – according to a plasma physicist

by Dr Melanie Windridge @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Dr Melanie Windridge has a PhD in fusion energy and wrote a book on the Northern Lights – so yeah, she knows a thing or two about the aurora. The scientist explains how to get the most out of your adventure to Iceland.

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Xuan Xuan BBQ @ Ma May Street, Hanoi

by vkeong @ Hanoi – Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

Among the many local food Vietnam has to offer, BBQ was never on our list to try. Even more so considering we have plenty of such restaurants back in Malaysia. But looking at how the street side BBQ establishments were packed to the brim with mostly locals, we decided to give it a try. Ultimately, […]

The post Xuan Xuan BBQ @ Ma May Street, Hanoi appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.

Vietnamese Spices and Herbs to Know While Cooking The Local Food

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

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

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10 writers that travellers couldn’t live without

10 writers that travellers couldn’t live without

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We all read for different reasons – not all of them written down on paper. So for those who like travel and books (real books) in equal measure, here’s a quick guide to who you should be reading on the road.

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Why family travel is a great idea

Why family travel is a great idea

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Going on a family holiday can be expensive and take a lot of organising. But, here at Intrepid we think it's important to take a break together, here's why.

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A journey through Myanmar (Burma) in three beautiful minutes

A journey through Myanmar (Burma) in three beautiful minutes

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let’s be honest, most things make us want to travel – from the smell of fresh coconuts and the hustle of a crowded marketplace to looking back on old photos.…

The post A journey through Myanmar (Burma) in three beautiful minutes appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

Aboriginal Cooks on Bush Tucker

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

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

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Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the new Berlin

Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the new Berlin

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A grunge, hipster scene paired with splashes of graffiti and a nightlife that can rival that of Europe’s cultural capital? Welcome to Leipzig.

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Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever?

Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If anyone needs me, I'll be out buying a mountain bike and overcoming my crippling fear of heights.

The post Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever? appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to Do in Paris

by Jacky Cruz-Sanchez @ Visit.org Blog

Looking for things to do in Paris? Discovering new places during the cool months adds a special charm to one’s experience of the city! While climbing up the Eiffel Tower is certainly a must-do, exploring some of France’s best-kept secrets unveils an exciting side of the country away from the tourist crowds. Exploring places less-frequented by tourists allows you to...

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The hottest destinations in Europe for summer 2017

The hottest destinations in Europe for summer 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Europe in the summer is like nowhere else: lively, cultured, and beautiful. So, go add these trending destinations to your 2017 bucket list.

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Unique day trips from Jakarta that will refresh your mind

by Fransisca Angela @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

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

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Philadelphia cheesesteak wars: 12 hours, 4 cheesesteaks

by Anna @ slightly astray

“You can’t come to Philadelphia and not have a cheesesteak.” Given that the cheesesteak is practically Philly’s symbol, that statement is so true. But we’ll do one better. In fact… we’ll do three better. The best thing about hanging out with foodies is that everyone is enthusiastic about eating and hunting for good food. The best thing about visiting locals is that they know where all the best spots are. The perfect combination. And because everyone has a different opinion...



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Xoi Xeo

by admin @ Eating Hanoi!

Xoi Xeo A popular lunchtime at “Xeo Xen”. I think best served with chicken (I order with no skin) and with pate. (I always cancel the crispy onions on top – but maybe you’ll like that). Located on the corner of Nguyen Huu Huan and Hang Bac streets at the edge of Hanoi’s Ancient Quarter. [...]

This new technology is set to obliterate language barriers

This new technology is set to obliterate language barriers

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Not a drill. It sits in your ear and translates conversation in real time. Either the world is being punked...or the future is now.

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Cha Ca Thang Long (Vietnamese Grilled Fish) @ Old Quarter, Hanoi

by vkeong @ Hanoi – Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

Cha Ca (Vietnamese Grilled Fish) is a rare yet iconic dish in Hanoi that has been listed as one of the 1,001 dishes to eat before you die. One of the unique thing about Cha Ca is that it is usually the only food on the menu of the restaurants that serve it. So it’s […]

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“The more obstacles there are, the wilder the shot will be” – Q&A with photographer Callum Snape

“The more obstacles there are, the wilder the shot will be” – Q&A with photographer Callum Snape

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Callum Snape takes incredible photographs of Alberta, so we spoke to him about Alberta. And photographs.

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Turtles and orangutans: witnessing wildlife conservation in Borneo

Turtles and orangutans: witnessing wildlife conservation in Borneo

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sabah, a Malaysian state on the northern tip of Borneo, is home to some pretty special endangered wildlife. One Intrepid traveller visits the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok and witnesses the release of turtle hatchlings on Selingaan Island.

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Introducing Northern Peru, home to the ‘new Machu Picchu’

Introducing Northern Peru, home to the ‘new Machu Picchu’

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Imagine Machu Picchu. Spectacular, historic, utterly iconic. And then magnify the history and minus the tourists, and you've got a sense of the region.

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Cape Town: two cities, one mountain

Cape Town: two cities, one mountain

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Stunningly beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant, Cape Town seems to have it all. But against the backdrop of the city's towering Table Mountain, there’s also a very different tale to be told.

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How we’re stepping up the fight against orphanage tourism

How we’re stepping up the fight against orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Who wouldn’t want to help an orphaned child? Unfortunately, our desire to help can sometimes cause more harm than good as, in some countries, orphanages have become tourist attractions that…

The post How we’re stepping up the fight against orphanage tourism appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

6 hot springs in Iceland much better than the Blue Lagoon

6 hot springs in Iceland much better than the Blue Lagoon

by James Taylor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you think of hot springs in Iceland, you think the Blue Lagoon. Unfortunately, so does everybody else.  If you want to avoid the huge crowds and hefty price tag,…

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Why the best travels of my life started after 50

Why the best travels of my life started after 50

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now that I’m older, life is short, so short, and so precious, and each moment is to be savored. Because of this I see and feel things differently.

The post Why the best travels of my life started after 50 appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

Discovering the joy of travel in Costa Rica

Discovering the joy of travel in Costa Rica

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"A wave of clarity crashed into me the second I arrived in Costa Rica, and the first morning swim in the ocean confirmed it. It was as if some strong tide had pulled me here."

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6 reasons why Central Asia should be on your travel radar

6 reasons why Central Asia should be on your travel radar

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Central Asia remains a place where adventure isn’t just possible: it’s unavoidable. Far more than just dots on the map, each country is distinct and worthy of exploration.

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Think twice before buying war jewellery in Laos. Here’s why

Think twice before buying war jewellery in Laos. Here’s why

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Editor’s note: The story below highlights a dark episode in the history of Laos and the legacy it continues to hold over Lao people. At Intrepid, we feel it is important when travelling to…

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Family travel 101: what to consider before travelling with kids

Family travel 101: what to consider before travelling with kids

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite what the cynics say, having a family doesn’t snuff out your sense of adventure. And it certainly shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world.

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Beach bliss: Why Florianopolis is the hidden gem of Brazil

Beach bliss: Why Florianopolis is the hidden gem of Brazil

by Sarah Funk @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Hidden almost 500 miles away from the party city of Rio de Janeiro lies a Brazilian metropolis that you wish you knew about years ago: Florianopolis.

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How a road trip with my mum changed what I thought of Australia

How a road trip with my mum changed what I thought of Australia

by Isabelle Liekens @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This wasn’t the first time we had travelled together, but travelling in Australia was a completely different experience to what we were used to.

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Cambodia in one week: The ultimate guide

Cambodia in one week: The ultimate guide

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even though it's a small country, Cambodia's history is rich and its sites unique. Here's how to see the best of it in just 7 days.

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10 Places To Spend The Night On Your Northern Lights Chase

by Noelle Ong @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

Aurora Borealis Chase From Your Bed Everyone wants to catch a glimpse of the famed Northern Lights, but this elusive phenomenon often hides away, leaving ...

The post 10 Places To Spend The Night On Your Northern Lights Chase appeared first on KLOOK. by Noelle Ong

Food from the road: January’s photocomp results are in

Food from the road: January’s photocomp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Street food crawls in Lombok, fruit salad carving in Cartagena and slurping ramen in Japan – if it's beautiful and delicious, you'll find it below.

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7 awesome beach-free summer breaks

7 awesome beach-free summer breaks

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Who needs sun and sand? We've got the perfect alternative.

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From Saranda to Ksamil in Beaches – The End of Albania

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

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

The post From Saranda to Ksamil in Beaches – The End of Albania appeared first on Trailing Rachel.

A foodie’s guide to South India

A foodie’s guide to South India

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With a year-round tropical climate, awe-inspiring views and fresher than fresh produce, Kerala lets you eat like a deity every single day.

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When’s the best time to go on safari in Africa?

When’s the best time to go on safari in Africa?

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’ll probably want to pack your bags as soon as you start imaging the African safari of your dreams, but a little planning ahead of time can make your trip that much more magical.

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“We’re going deep into the jungle…expect surprises” – why you can’t afford to miss this epic Mexico expedition

“We’re going deep into the jungle…expect surprises” – why you can’t afford to miss this epic Mexico expedition

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How to get off the beaten track, off the beaten track. (That's not a typo).

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Want to go cycling in Tanzania? Now you can

Want to go cycling in Tanzania? Now you can

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tanzania might not be a classic cycling destination, if only because cheetahs are usually faster than cyclists. Let's change that...

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Underground phenomenons: inside New York’s coolest subway stations

Underground phenomenons: inside New York’s coolest subway stations

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're going deeper underground.

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8 reasons to travel to Moldova, one of Europe’s least-visited countries

8 reasons to travel to Moldova, one of Europe’s least-visited countries

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I'm going to make an embarrassing confession. Until recently I couldn't point to Moldova on a map, let alone give fellow adventurers a single reason why it deserves a visit.

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

by Yourlocalbooking.com @

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...

The post A-Z guide to Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet) appeared first on Hoi An Food Tour.

12 facts you probably don’t know about Guatemala

12 facts you probably don’t know about Guatemala

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Surprising and curiosity-inducing, these Guatemala facts prove the country is worthy of the Central American spotlight.

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Sumatra: Indonesia’s adventure paradise you haven’t discovered yet

Sumatra: Indonesia’s adventure paradise you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite being the sixth largest island in the world, Sumatra is wild and rugged and majestic in equal measures. Here's everything you need to know.

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Check out the stunning photo zine that’s going to help Nepal

Check out the stunning photo zine that’s going to help Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Professional photographer Melissa Findley was in Cambodia when she heard the news about the Nepal earthquake, but the week before she'd been in the Himalayas, ground zero, trekking with a friend.

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American travel to Cuba: Q&A with a local Intrepid guide

American travel to Cuba: Q&A with a local Intrepid guide

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The President just went there. The Rolling Stones just toured. What do improving relations with Cuba mean for US travelers?

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6 common scams in Vietnam (& how to avoid them)

6 common scams in Vietnam (& how to avoid them)

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Stay one step ahead of the tourist traps.

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How to know if you’re a born traveller

How to know if you’re a born traveller

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We'd spend our last dime on a ticket to ride, we treat our travel stories like gold, our passports like diaries. Are you the same?

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Everything you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking

Everything you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Getting to the gorillas takes more effort, more time and more expense than a traditional safari. But you know what they say: you get what you pay for.

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Stickyrice

Stickyrice


Stickyrice

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

My incredible meeting with a hermit on a Nepal mountain trek

My incredible meeting with a hermit on a Nepal mountain trek

by Vanessa Bluett @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The snow-capped Tibetan mountains loomed up in the far distance as we trekked through Nepal up a valley to the highest village on our trek, Kyanjin. Our path took us…

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9 Travel Destinations to Experience (Sustainably!) in the New Year

by Jacky Cruz-Sanchez @ Visit.org Blog

What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2018? Should you focus on making the world better? Should you focus on making yourself better? Why not do both at once, by participating in sustainable travel! Through sustainable travel, you can now explore the world while also ensuring that your trip benefits locals, their economy, and their environment. So, if you’re thinking about doing...

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Perth Tasting Guide

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

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

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Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spain has so much to offer that you could spend a lifetime there and still have something else to see (I moved to Barcelona for this very reason!). But for those who are short on time, we’ve come up with a 7-day itinerary.

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Signing Off from Koh Pha Ngan

by Rick Steves @ Travels with Jackie Steves

Taxi, plane, bus, ferry, taxi…and finally, paradise. Koh Pha Ngan — island bliss in the Gulf of Thailand in the southeast of the country. The sight of so many “bro” backpackers swarming the island signifies the infamous Full Moon Party … Continue reading

This couple quit their jobs to drive the Pan-American Highway. Here’s why they liked Colombia best.

This couple quit their jobs to drive the Pan-American Highway. Here’s why they liked Colombia best.

by George Meredith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

My wife and I left our jobs and lives in San Francisco last year to drive the Pan American highway from Canada to Patagonia in a camper van. That's when we became...overlanders.

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Featured Foodie: Mark Lowerson

Featured Foodie: Mark Lowerson


Food

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

14 Travel Gift Ideas For The Wanderluster In Your Life

by Hew Lee Yee @ KLOOK

Klook Travel -

The more you give, the more you receive! Valentine’s is just around the corner and perhaps you have a travel enthusiast in your life you’d ...

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Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A how to, and how not to.

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7billiondreams: make your pledge for World Environment Day

7billiondreams: make your pledge for World Environment Day

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are still things each of us can do to give our planet, the only one we’ve got, a hand. They’re not big or earthshattering or dramatic, but their effects can be.

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5 experiences that prove Sri Lanka is an adventurer’s paradise

5 experiences that prove Sri Lanka is an adventurer’s paradise

by Ryan Bolton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re an adventurous type, look no further than this teardrop-shaped island. The 'what to do in Sri Lanka' list is endless. 

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The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Once you've sampled the food, culture and magnificent temples of southeast Asia, you'll want to relax - and these are the best beaches to do it.

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Why dropping everything for an adventure could change your life

Why dropping everything for an adventure could change your life

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Meet Laura Rinderknecht, the divorcee who sold her house, quit her job and spent the next 10 months travelling the world.

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The full Monty: TWO Intrepid guides nominated for Wanderlust awards

The full Monty: TWO Intrepid guides nominated for Wanderlust awards

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Have you travelled with Monty or Asanga?

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What it’s like to travel in Japan as a solo traveller

What it’s like to travel in Japan as a solo traveller

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s 4pm in Tokyo and I’m deep underground, a puzzled expression on my face.

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What it’s like to travel in Morocco as a solo female traveller

What it’s like to travel in Morocco as a solo female traveller

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’m in a dusty desert town, somewhere in the Kasbah Valleys of Morocco. I am being scrubbed raw by a woman our guide calls ‘Mama Africa’.

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Seven ways that being a traveller is a lot like being a new parent

Seven ways that being a traveller is a lot like being a new parent

by Kellie Bright @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Lack of sleep. The importance of sensible shoes. The similarities don't stop there.

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This is what it looks like to travel the Trans-Mongolian

This is what it looks like to travel the Trans-Mongolian

by Oliver Pelling @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travelling along the Trans-Mongolian railway was never a dream of mine. But then I stopped and thought about the enormity of it all for a minute.

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Exploring Hanoi Street Food - Vietnam Food Travel Blog

Exploring Hanoi Street Food - Vietnam Food Travel Blog


With Husband in Tow

I posed the challenge of finding us unique eats to Buffalo Tours when we signed up for their Hanoi street food tour in the Old Quarter.

6 surreal landscapes to explore in China

6 surreal landscapes to explore in China

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let us take you on a journey through the weird and wonderful landscapes that China – the fourth largest country in the world, and surely one of the most diverse – has to offer.

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Daldongnae

by xiaoeatsadmin @ xiaoEats | Toronto Food Blog

One of the major food cravings I’m having during pregnancy has been Korean BBQ. Maybe it’s because of the salt, the scent of bbqing meat or just the indulgent flavour of fatty pork belly. Whatever the reason, I find myself daydreaming about grilled meat at least once a week. We’ve indulged a few times at

More than momos: A guide to Nepali cuisine

More than momos: A guide to Nepali cuisine

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you ask anyone about Nepali cuisine, they’re sure to mention momos and dal bhat, but there are plenty of other treats in this mountainous country.

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Malaysia’s street food secrets with blogger Robyn Eckhardt

Malaysia’s street food secrets with blogger Robyn Eckhardt

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Robyn Eckhardt makes a living through writing and eating – not necessarily in that order.

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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How to protect your camera at sea (and also take great shots)

How to protect your camera at sea (and also take great shots)

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nothing's worse than damaging your camera while on the water. Follow these tips from a professional to keep your photos crisp and camera dry.

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Say no to lemon chicken: alternatives to Chinese food stereotypes

Say no to lemon chicken: alternatives to Chinese food stereotypes

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a funny thing, but there’s really no such thing as Chinese cuisine. Oh there’s Cantonese, Sichuan, Shandong, Fujian, Hunan and Anhui cuisine, but you can’t point to one plate of food and say, ‘Yep, that’s Chinese that is.’

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The 6 ‘micro-countries’ you need to see in 2017

The 6 ‘micro-countries’ you need to see in 2017

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

English villages in Sri Lanka? Dutch settlements in Shanghai? A Spanish oasis in Western Australia? Yep, they do exist.

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6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

by Lorinda Childs @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The reality for solo female travellers is India can be challenging, but don't let that put you off experiencing this incredible country.

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

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


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

What to expect on a trip to Turkmenistan

What to expect on a trip to Turkmenistan

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The gateway to the Silk Road is distinct from the other ‘Stans’ in culture, history and landscape. And for sheer craziness, there is nowhere else in the world quite like it.

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Is Central America the ultimate family destination? All signs point to yes

Is Central America the ultimate family destination? All signs point to yes

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Picking the perfect spot for your next family holiday can be tricky. We’ve just made the decision six times easier.

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6 cities in Spain to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in Spain to visit before everyone else does

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spain is far more than sangria, tapas and the works of Gaudí. Here are 6 underrated Spanish cities that prove just how great it really is.

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On trend: 5 ways travel is going to change in 2017

On trend: 5 ways travel is going to change in 2017

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Another year has nearly come and gone, but here at Intrepid HQ we’re gazing into our crystal ball to see what’s on the horizon for 2017.

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The 5 best countries in Europe for solo travel

The 5 best countries in Europe for solo travel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Solo travel doesn't mean traveling alone, not really – you're sure to find like-minded people along the way. Especially in these five European destinations.

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Best of 2017 in travels (and plans for 2018)

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ll admit: I’m lazy and wasn’t gonna do a year-end recap post. But I was inspired by posts like Shikha’s and decided to write one of my own. I do think it’s nice to have these to look back on, when the memories start getting fuzzy and the years start to blend together. It’s also a good time to sit down, reflect, and think about the future. So let’s recap! Find out my overall best part of the year, best foodie destination, best...



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Is it safe to travel to Turkey? All your questions answered

Is it safe to travel to Turkey? All your questions answered

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How is the recent unrest affecting travellers? Should people be going at all? And what are we doing to make sure our passengers are safe? We ask our expert on the ground.

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Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From outdoor excursions to indoor activities, Malta offers a variety of fun adventures fit for all ages. Here's more reasons why it's worth a family trip.

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Meet the 24 year old who trekked across the Gobi Desert

Meet the 24 year old who trekked across the Gobi Desert

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This International Women's Day we chat with the youngest Brit to walk the length of the Gobi. Read on to find out about the highs, the lows, and everything else that happens when you trek across Asia's largest desert.

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The best cities in India for street photography

The best cities in India for street photography

by Pravin Tamang @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Indians are very open to photographs – 8 out of 10 times they will happily give you the shot. So, the odds of creating great images are in your favour.

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These spiced plantain tacos will blow your mind (recipe)

These spiced plantain tacos will blow your mind (recipe)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The perfect, picnic-friendly taco recipe for summer.

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7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I didn’t have much time to get nervous, but the common first-time solo travel jitters were running through my mind. Will I get lost? Will I get lonely? Who’s got my back if something goes wrong?

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The best cities in Europe for LGBTQI travellers

The best cities in Europe for LGBTQI travellers

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While much of Europe is welcoming and safe for LGBTQI travellers, here’s a list of 5 cities that are not only welcoming and safe, but certain to make you swoon.

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Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

by Chadwick Kieser @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We sat down with Intrepid leader, Chadwick, to get the low down on the real Hawaii. The islands and jungles beyond the airport lei-overs (sorry not sorry).

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Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We parked the car at a rusty, unmarked gate just off the road and mooched over the sand dunes to a stretch of deserted beach...

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Ta Hien Street – the original place of Hanoi

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

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

Alain de Botton: we score an interview with the world’s most famous travel philosopher

Alain de Botton: we score an interview with the world’s most famous travel philosopher

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"We are inundated with advice on where to travel to; we hear little of why we should go and how we could be more fulfilled doing so."

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2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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A Sherpa’s story: what it was like to survive the earthquake on Everest

A Sherpa’s story: what it was like to survive the earthquake on Everest

by Dawa Sherpa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On the day the quake hit Everest we were having a late breakfast in one of the tents, planning our move back up the slope the next day. It was a normal morning. Like any other on the mountain.

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The 10 best cities in China for travelers

The 10 best cities in China for travelers

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's difficult to think of a country more diverse in its landscapes, its people, its cuisine, and its reasons for reeling travelers in.

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Everything you need to do, see, eat and drink in Buenos Aires

Everything you need to do, see, eat and drink in Buenos Aires

by Ella Lawrence @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In the neighborhood of San Telmo, cobbled streets lead through dark alleys painted with political murals. On the other side of town, Palermo and Recoleta’s opulent gated mansions rise above top-tier boutiques.

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How to Eat (and Cook) Like a Local in Rome

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

It’s not enough to know WHERE and WHAT to eat when you travel. You also need to learn a little about the HOW of it. Following the local food customs can significantly reduce friction between visitors and locals while increasing the overall enjoyment of your stay. When it comes to food and drink, every culture has […]

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Tet Vietnam

by admin @ Eating Hanoi!

The festival is the best epitomizes Vietnam’s cultural identity Meaning of Vietnamese New Year The festival which best epitomizes Vietnam’s cultural identity is Vietnamese New Year or Tet. “Tet” is the phonetic deformation of “Tiet”, a Sino Vietnamese term which means “Joint of a bamboo stern” and in a wider sense, the “beginning of a [...]

Your ultimate guide to Melbourne, Australia

Your ultimate guide to Melbourne, Australia

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Eat, drink and stroll your way around the world’s most liveable city.

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Is this the coolest Bhutan travel video ever?

Is this the coolest Bhutan travel video ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Dreamy colour washes, simple aesthetics and static camera angles – this isn't your Daddy's Bhutan travel vid.

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The world’s wisest and weirdest proverbs

The world’s wisest and weirdest proverbs

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here in all their strange and mystic wisdom are the 'greatest' proverbs from around the world.

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Why Japan does whisky bars better than anyone

Why Japan does whisky bars better than anyone

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re in Kyoto’s Gion district, and the Geisha Hour is about to begin. Time to look for a drink...

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

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

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

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A guide to Mérida, Mexico’s most underrated city

A guide to Mérida, Mexico’s most underrated city

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Many Mexicans agree that Mérida is one of the most beautiful cities in the Yucatán Peninsula. It's also safe, cultural and just 20 miles from the beach...

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How the new U.S. Cuba policy changes will impact travel

How the new U.S. Cuba policy changes will impact travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here's what Trump's decision means for U.S. travelers, some options for how you can travel to Cuba legally, and some essential advice on what to expect.

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Your guide to tackling the Drake Passage, the gateway to Antarctica

Your guide to tackling the Drake Passage, the gateway to Antarctica

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is the Drake Passage: the only unhindered flow of ocean on earth. Prepare your stomach.

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Meet Dan Berlin, the first blind athlete to run the Inca Trail

Meet Dan Berlin, the first blind athlete to run the Inca Trail

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When Dan Berlin lost his vision due to cone-rod dystrophy, his life changed. One world dimmed, faded, and finally switched off, but another opened up: the world of ultra-distance running.

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7 reasons Sardinia is Europe’s hottest new sailing destination

7 reasons Sardinia is Europe’s hottest new sailing destination

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Introducing the most beautiful islands you’ve hardly ever heard of.

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All you corn eat: our guide to the best Mexican street foods

All you corn eat: our guide to the best Mexican street foods

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Brought to you from the smoky markets, carts and cantinas of Mexico, here are our favourite street-side snacks.

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‘The mountain is the mountain, tomorrow is tomorrow.’ Reflections from Mt Kinabalu

‘The mountain is the mountain, tomorrow is tomorrow.’ Reflections from Mt Kinabalu

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The awful news that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Mt Kinabalu on Friday has affected the entire Intrepid community of staff and travellers.

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5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sailing used to be the domain of three types of people; pirates, the super-rich, and the hardcore adventure junkies. Not anymore.

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How I created a social enterprise to empower women in Guatemala through fashion

How I created a social enterprise to empower women in Guatemala through fashion

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I have always believed that the fashion industry can be a powerful force for good, both for people and our planet. I

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Why you should take the Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu

Why you should take the Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu

by Andrea Campbell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I was told the Inca Trail was fully booked, I was disappointed. Hiking to Machu Picchu was the main reason I'd booked a trip to Peru. Then someone suggested an alternative I'd never heard of before: The Quarry Trail...

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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The top destinations for travel in April

The top destinations for travel in April

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From witnessing Bolivia's salt flats, to staring in wonder at the cherry blossoms in Japan. Here’s your guide for where to travel in April.

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How to travel Iceland on a budget

How to travel Iceland on a budget

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Much like other Nordic countries, Iceland is notoriously expensive. But, Iceland on a budget can be done!

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Hidden places in Nairobi, Kenya that few travelers know about

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

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

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Аnton and the Trans-Siberian Express: A traveller’s story

Аnton and the Trans-Siberian Express: A traveller’s story

by Rachel Guinee @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Teacher of Russian, fine tea connoisseur, Chinggis Khan Gold vodka enthusiast: meet local leader Anton.

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7 unique Italian dishes to try, by region

7 unique Italian dishes to try, by region

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are seven Italian dishes you likely haven’t tried yet, in a region-by-region guide that'll leave you drooling...

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Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

by Tarah Miller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With vegan-diets becoming more common on a global scale, travellers are starting to look for an alternative.

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When in Rome: author Tessa Kiros shares her Italian food tips

When in Rome: author Tessa Kiros shares her Italian food tips

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When cookbook author Tessa Kiros turned 18 she left home in South Africa to travel and learn more about the world.

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Everything you need to know about travel in Iran

Everything you need to know about travel in Iran

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travellers touch down in Tehran with images of shimmering mosques and palm trees, only to be confronted with an on-arrival visa process that makes grown men weep. But don't worry, we're here to help.

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Check out our favourite shots from The Adventure Collective (and win $10K of travel)

Check out our favourite shots from The Adventure Collective (and win $10K of travel)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is what happens when you let 8 pro photographers loose in Central America.

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An insider’s guide to Medellin: Colombia’s ‘City of the Eternal Spring’

An insider’s guide to Medellin: Colombia’s ‘City of the Eternal Spring’

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is not a city of big sights or must-dos. Instead, it’s the sense that you are in a city which is changing and developing a new version of itself right in front of your very eyes.

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Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s one of the more Indiana Jones-style things you can actually do in a world of pop-tarts and microwaves and Miley Cyrus.

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4 unexpected benefits of visiting the Balkans on a group tour

4 unexpected benefits of visiting the Balkans on a group tour

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Balkan region truly has so much to offer travellers. But the benefits of experiencing the Balkans on a group tour were even more far-reaching than I could've ever imagined.

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Inside Tokyo’s weird and wonderful themed cafes

Inside Tokyo’s weird and wonderful themed cafes

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve explored the length and breadth of Tokyo to find the very best themed cafes that this bustling metropolis has to offer. Here are our top 5.

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Kosovo: a new adventure on the Old Continent (and why you should get there)

Kosovo: a new adventure on the Old Continent (and why you should get there)

by Marika McAdam @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Balkan states are the last bastion of new adventure in Europe, and Kosovo is the newest of them all. But it didn't feel that way to me.

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How to transform your iPhone into a pro travel camera

How to transform your iPhone into a pro travel camera

by Shannon McMahon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Forget packing a clunky professional camera. These days all you need is a good eye...and a good iPhone.

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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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Faces of Cape Town: A day tour with a difference

Faces of Cape Town: A day tour with a difference

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As our white SUV swings around the corner and begins the steep drive into Imizamo Yethu, the leafy mansion-lined streets of Cape Town’s wealthy Constantia instantly fade from memory...

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A no-frills guide to Buenos Aires’ secret  speakeasies

A no-frills guide to Buenos Aires’ secret speakeasies

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some of the bars that make up this underground scene have no address. You have to know a secret passcode to gain access to others.

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Backpackersliefde: liefde on the road

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

Iedere backpacker die op reis wel eens zijn of haar gevoelens de vrije loop heeft gelaten is bekend met het fenomeen: liefde on the road. Dat ene meisje die je flirtend in haar liefdesval lokt tijdens een Full Moon Party of die ene surfer op Bali waarmee je in de golven wilt verdwijnen. Backpackersliefde is...

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Mexico misguided: how a local leader can enhance your trip

Mexico misguided: how a local leader can enhance your trip

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you’ve traveled in a region before, it can be tempting to think there’s little to be gained from group travel and a local leader. How wrong I was.

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Vienna, Austria

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



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



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



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



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


The power of namaste: why we love Nepal

The power of namaste: why we love Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve been travelling to Nepal for decades, quite literally. Our office is full of Nepal stories, misty-eyed anecdotes of the perfect mo mo, a stunning Himalayan sunrise or the simple kindness of locals.

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Zayaan Khan – Food Activist

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

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

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Lions, Tigers, and Muay Thai…Oh My

by Rick Steves @ Travels with Jackie Steves

On our second day in Chiang Mai, we made like the locals and mounted a motorbike. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad, Chiang Mai traffic is very calm and safe. As if backpacking through SE Asia isn’t enough of a high … Continue reading

4 European countries where the US travel dollar is strongest

4 European countries where the US travel dollar is strongest

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One thing Europe hasn’t always had the best rep for: being a cheap vacation destination. That is, until now.

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Why Taiwan is Asia’s next big food destination

Why Taiwan is Asia’s next big food destination

by Chelsea McIver @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From small eats (‘xiao chi’) on the street, to Michelin-starred restaurants and chefs, Taiwan has it covered.

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Interested in ecotourism? Here’s why you should visit Nicaragua

Interested in ecotourism? Here’s why you should visit Nicaragua

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Defined by lakes and volcanoes, abuzz with coffee harvests and influenced by the traditions of its indigenous peoples, Nicaragua is an ecotourist haven.

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What happens when you get blissfully lost in Trinidad, Cuba

What happens when you get blissfully lost in Trinidad, Cuba

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The best way to have a real adventure is to rid yourself of expectations and figure it out for yourself. That’s what I did in the perfectly-preserved colonial town of Trinidad.

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Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s one thing above all that stands out as synonymous with Vietnam, and that’s the burgeoning coffee culture that has taken hold.

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15 places in Canada that will give you instant wanderlust

15 places in Canada that will give you instant wanderlust

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Say the word 'Canada' and it's likely that a desktop background-esque scene springs to mind: towering mountain peaks, dazzling blue lakes, and forests as far as the eye can see.

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Must-try Sapa Street Food for Memorable Vietnam Food Tours

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

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

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Why You Should Travel to Red States

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

TweetI’ve had this post formulated in my head for some time, especially since November, but a necessary prologue has been added. One question I field as a Southerner and expert on the region to people traveling here is about racism. I’d usually answer that there are some “bad apples,” like anywhere, but for the most […]

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Food fight: five of the world’s most controversial food rivalries

Food fight: five of the world’s most controversial food rivalries

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tacos or burritos? Laksa or ramen? Reubens or Cubanos? Read on to see which dishes came out on top.

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Japanese Culture & Tradition Facts: 11 Etiquette Tips Before You Go

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Japanese culture and traditions are incredibly unique, making it a dream destination for a lot of travelers. That said, the fact is that Japan can be an intimidating country for first-time visitors. Here's a few etiquette tips that will make you feel more comfortable.

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Local faces: Intrepid’s February photo comp results are in

Local faces: Intrepid’s February photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How do you judge one face against another? Is it the way the eyes seem to pierce your soul? Or a candid smile caught on camera?

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Meet the artisans who make Thailand’s alms bowls by hand

Meet the artisans who make Thailand’s alms bowls by hand

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are still a few centres for crafts made by street-side vendors, using traditional methods and materials. This is one of the last.

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Munich, Germany 8,2014

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

 

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




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



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


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

7 best travel destinations for the US dollar

7 best travel destinations for the US dollar

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To help you plan your next trip, we've picked 7 destinations where the US dollar will go a long way. Time to stop making excuses and start ticking off that bucket list...

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Positive progress: Europe’s fight against plastic waste

Positive progress: Europe’s fight against plastic waste

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

BBC series, Planet Earth II, exposed many of us to distressing scenes of how plastic waste is negatively impacting the world's marine life. Here's what the EU are doing to tackle the issue.

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What to do with 24-hours in Denver, USA

What to do with 24-hours in Denver, USA

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Denver's nickname, 'The Mile High City' isn't anything to do with aeroplane hookups or the city's marijuana laws. In fact it's pretty simple...

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The tastiest food festivals to try in 2017

The tastiest food festivals to try in 2017

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We love Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde as much as anyone, but we bet you’d never find a bulgogi or bottle of soju among those pop-up food tents...

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Embracing the chaos and learning to love Hanoi

Embracing the chaos and learning to love Hanoi

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you're surrounded by chaos, you have to seek out the calm. One traveller shares her experience of her first time in Hanoi.

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Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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Visiting Antarctica with Intrepid, the trip of a lifetime

Visiting Antarctica with Intrepid, the trip of a lifetime

by Sandra Gagliano @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having traveled to over 40 countries and touched every continent, I can safely say that I’m the person I am today as a result of travel. However, it is my experience of travelling to Antarctica with Intrepid that has really left an impression.

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Behind the masquerade: The untold stories behind the world’s great festivals

Behind the masquerade: The untold stories behind the world’s great festivals

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Many of the world’s festivals go way back to the olden days. How much do you know about their backstories?

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Calling all explorers: 5 uncharted adventures to try in 2018

Calling all explorers: 5 uncharted adventures to try in 2018

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On the hunt for your next big out-there adventure? These might make your decision a little easier.

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The 5 best countries in Asia for solo travel

The 5 best countries in Asia for solo travel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah, Asia. A continent so diverse, so beautiful, and so packed with chaos and charm that it truly does provide something for everyone. Solo travelers in particular will be right at home here.

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The Galapagos in photos: What an Intrepid trip is really like

The Galapagos in photos: What an Intrepid trip is really like

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Coming right up: giant tortoises and adorable seals, new friends and magical places, and all manners of adventures on both land and sea...

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Hello From Cairns, Again!

by Marijs @ Rooftop Antics

Hey guys, while I have been settling into Australian life yet again, the blog has been a bit quiet. But not anymore! Most of you might not realize but in order to write on a regular basis, one need a routine and some regularity. You need to stick around in one location for a little bit and preferably not live out of a hostel. Continue Reading

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The most famous US Presidential trips of all time

The most famous US Presidential trips of all time

by Maire Kennedy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With Obama touching down in Cuba for the first presidential visit in over 50 years, we're looking back on how Air Force One helped shape the 20th century.

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Lost Vegas: six ways to get off the Strip in Sin City

Lost Vegas: six ways to get off the Strip in Sin City

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d rather hold onto your hard-earned cash, there’s heaps of stuff to do in Vegas that doesn't require a casino.

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Machame or Marangu? We ask a Leader which Kilimanjaro route is best

Machame or Marangu? We ask a Leader which Kilimanjaro route is best

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Technically, there’s only one way to climb Kilimanjaro: up. More specifically though, there are six: Marangu, Machame, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Northern and Umbwe.

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Girl power: Pro footballers climb Mt Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

Girl power: Pro footballers climb Mt Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Physical challenges are nothing new to pro athletes Melissa Hickey and Katie Brennan. But this month, they’re taking on a different sort of challenge…

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A foodie’s guide to Portland, USA

A foodie’s guide to Portland, USA

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re the kind of traveller that enjoys drowning your taste buds in every imaginable option when you visit a new city, read on...

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5 ways travel can make you a better person

5 ways travel can make you a better person

by Matt Long @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Smarter? Kinder? More patient? Every time we head to the arrival's lounge, we're becoming a better person.

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9 unique experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

9 unique experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There aren't many places so small or so diverse you can travel from holy cities to ancient fortresses to surreal salt lakes in just one morning.

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Marching in the Tel Aviv Pride

Marching in the Tel Aviv Pride

by Wil Gregory @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One guy's experience of the biggest, proudest party in the Middle East.

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What it’s really like to trek the Inca Trail

What it’s really like to trek the Inca Trail

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I had decided to tackle the Inca Trail during one of those life reassessments that every human experiences in their mid-30s.

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What happens on tour, stays on tour: our local leaders spill the beans

What happens on tour, stays on tour: our local leaders spill the beans

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We chatted to a few of our leaders about some of their favourite moments on Intrepid trips.

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Where to Eat in and Drink at the the Best Turku Restaurants

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering where to eat and drink when you visit Southwest Finland? Start with these top Turku restaurants and then go to the Finnish Archipelago for more great food.  Turku Finland is a city that takes its food seriously.  From super fresh salmon at the city’s historic market to chef-driven dishes at the best Turku restaurants, the food in Turku impressed us with every bite during our recent visit. This shouldn’t be a shock since Turku, Finland’s oldest city and original capital, was named a European Capital of Culture in 2011. As ...

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10 epic destinations to make you feel small

10 epic destinations to make you feel small

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

These are the moments we live for as travellers – finding those spectacular places that leave you standing in silent awe.

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What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp

What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ready for the climb of your life? Here's what to know before you take on a trek to epic Everest Base Camp.

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Perfect Palawan: Our guide to The Philippines’ most beautiful island

Perfect Palawan: Our guide to The Philippines’ most beautiful island

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With over 7,000 islands to explore in the Philippines, unspoiled natural beauty is in serious surplus. Throw a dart at a map and you’re going to hit paradise.

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Everything you need to know about visiting the Sahara

Everything you need to know about visiting the Sahara

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a major bucket list item when in Morocco — you cannot deny the call of the desert. Here's what visiting the Sahara is really like.

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5 Street Food Tips for Safely Savouring the Flavours of Asia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

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

Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One thing the Arctic does have is wildlife. Lots of it. On a size and scale that puts a lot of the more traditional ‘animal destinations’ to shame.

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How to spend 5 days in Iceland: your ultimate itinerary

How to spend 5 days in Iceland: your ultimate itinerary

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now that I’ve visited the country I spent the past year daydreaming about, I can confirm that Iceland was everything that I imagined it would be...and more.

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Beyond the pho: a street-level guide to Vietnam’s tastiest food

Beyond the pho: a street-level guide to Vietnam’s tastiest food

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it does get better than banh mi.

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The reality of solo female travel in Morocco

The reality of solo female travel in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are moments in Morocco that make you question your decision to travel solo there. But there are moments so breathtaking, so memorable, so filled with kindness that you'll quickly forget these doubts.

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Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At a time when much of the region sadly seems to be wracked by upheaval and unrest, the Middle East might not seem the world’s most alluring travel destination. And…

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Chile beyond Patagonia: 4 destinations you don’t want to miss

Chile beyond Patagonia: 4 destinations you don’t want to miss

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I came to Chile to hike Patagonia. I left with a new appreciation of life. The starry nights of the Atacama desert, the magical hot springs and volcanoes, and the colourful homes of Valparaiso do that to you.

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Love elephants? Enter this colouring competition and win a trip to Sri Lanka

Love elephants? Enter this colouring competition and win a trip to Sri Lanka

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re yet to get on-board with the whole ‘adult colouring-in’ thing, this is a good time to start. We've got a trip to Sri Lanka up for grabs.

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The top destinations for travel in March

The top destinations for travel in March

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From rum tasting in Cuba, to gondola riding along Venice’s many canals. Here's your guide for where to travel in March.

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6 local cuisines to try in Iceland

6 local cuisines to try in Iceland

by Nicola Donovan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From lamb to dried fish, rye bread cooked in the steam of a hot spring to the world famous hot dog, Iceland's unique cuisine is well worth sampling.

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Nepal four months on: this is where your donations went

Nepal four months on: this is where your donations went

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Four months on from the quake, we thought we’d take stock and show you exactly where your money went (you generous travellers, you).

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Hate rats? Look away now. We found India’s strangest festivals

Hate rats? Look away now. We found India’s strangest festivals

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India is home to a mind-bendingly huge number of people (a cheeky 1.25 billion), markets, foods, cuisines, dialects, regions and religions… Oh, and festivals. Did I mention festivals?

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So hot right now: our 6 new favourite food destinations

So hot right now: our 6 new favourite food destinations

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Food can take you places, according to science. And we agree.

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We just got the Rainforest Alliance tick of approval

We just got the Rainforest Alliance tick of approval

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rainforest Alliance aims to see people and planet prosper together. We're proud to say we just got their tick of approval.

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

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


Trailing Rachel

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

You won’t believe what photographer Kevin Russ can do with an iPhone

You won’t believe what photographer Kevin Russ can do with an iPhone

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For two years, photographer Kevin Russ lived out of his car and travelled through the American wilderness, growing an Instagram following and a very impressive beard.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is getting a…Ferris wheel

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is getting a…Ferris wheel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Those visiting Pisa to see its Leaning Tower (most people, assumedly) will now be able to see it from atop a giant Ferris wheel this summer...

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Macedonia: A land of pies, passion and plenty

Macedonia: A land of pies, passion and plenty

by Meera Dattani @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"You forage, you find, you cook, you serve, you enjoy." One writer's food journey through Europe's little-known culinary hotspot.

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10 Next-Level Places In KL To Enjoy The View With Bae

by Hew Lee Yee @ KLOOK

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Indulge in a sky-high experience Source: lifestyleasia.com Nothing beats the special feeling of sharing a meal or drinks with bae, but it’s certainly better if ...

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I’ve cycled through over 40 countries; here’s why Iran stands out

I’ve cycled through over 40 countries; here’s why Iran stands out

by Jonathan Kambskarð-Bennett @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I love cycling in the desert. I like the long and empty miles. I like riding into the sunrise and watching it drop behind my back in the afternoon.

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Why winter is the perfect time to travel in Canada

Why winter is the perfect time to travel in Canada

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fewer tourists, epic vistas, comfort food and snow: here are a few of our favourite reasons to pack your thermals and book a trip to Canada this winter.

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5 reasons to visit Bolivia (that aren’t Salar de Uyuni)

5 reasons to visit Bolivia (that aren’t Salar de Uyuni)

by Taylor Record @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you haven’t been before, you might imagine Bolivia is one giant reflective salt flat where the people are tiny and the Godzillas are huge.

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Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi

Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi


Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Hanoi was known for it's plethora of Vietnamese street food and I wanted to try it all. Everything from worm cakes to frog legs to delicious banh mi.

9 alternative travel spots for 2018

9 alternative travel spots for 2018

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here at Intrepid we’re all about tackling the negative impact of over-tourism. And for us, the most exciting way to do this is by exposing you to those lesser-known destinations.

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Celebrating life on Day of the Dead

Celebrating life on Day of the Dead

by Luis Raul Sotres Mirazo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some people confuse Day of the Dead celebrations with Halloween, but really, Dia de Muertos is about celebrating LIFE. Intrepid local leader Luis explains what the tradition means to people in his homeland of Mexico.

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Nepal in pictures: incredible photos taken after the earthquake

Nepal in pictures: incredible photos taken after the earthquake

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Photographer Remy Hoehener and his wife were there on the 25th of April when the quake struck. His images of Nepal might be the best we've ever seen.

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10,000 words inspired by responsible travel

10,000 words inspired by responsible travel

by Joni Taisey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve partnered up with The Sketchbook Project - a crowd-funded sketchbook museum and community space - and the Brooklyn Art Library to create a gallery inspired by responsible travel.

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What to expect on an adventure through Tibet

What to expect on an adventure through Tibet

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the window you see villagers herding yaks in valleys and gaze at the craggy Tibetan Plateau. Welcome to the highest railway in the world... and Tibet.

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


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

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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Zeldzame diersoorten spotten in het Tangkoko National Park

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

Naast de bekende duikspots als de Togian Islands en Bunaken is Sulawesi ook kenmerkend door de verscheidenheid aan natuur en cultuur. Misschien wel het mooiste stukje natuur is te vinden in Noord-Sulawesi in het Tangkoko National Park. Deze jungle is zeer bijzonder door de zeldzame diersoorten die er leven, namelijk de tarsiër, de zwarte makaak,...

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The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In 1992, I travelled to Egypt, Israel and Jordan with about as much forethought as a 22 year old with a short attention span can have...

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What I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro

What I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One writer took on the Machame Route in Tanzania. Here's what she learned, plus some vital advice, for climbing Kilimanjaro.

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Singled out: the best island escapes for solo travellers

Singled out: the best island escapes for solo travellers

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Listen up, solo travellers. This is what paradise looks like...

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How to travel like BBC’s Planet Earth

How to travel like BBC’s Planet Earth

by Hannah Summers @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to embrace your inner Attenborough, these are the creatures and destinations you should look out for. Cue soothing nature voice...

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“Nice to meet you, hungry” We found the best and worst dad jokes from around the world

“Nice to meet you, hungry” We found the best and worst dad jokes from around the world

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So Father’s Day is rolling through the USA again, and I got to wondering…

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6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Vietnam boasts some stunning settings from which to watch the sun rise and set. From Halong Bay to Mui Ne, let us take you through some of the best.

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7 incredible cities for book nerds to get lost in

7 incredible cities for book nerds to get lost in

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The mere mention of these cities has us itching to hit the road (with a book in-hand).

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An etiquette guide to the Galapagos Islands

An etiquette guide to the Galapagos Islands

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

About 97% of the Galapagos Islands are protected by national park, and within this park there are some important rules that everyone needs to stick to.

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What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Savannah may be one of the most beautiful cities in the USA; it’s green, it’s historic, and it’s perfect for a stroll. Here's our definitive guide to the southern city.

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10 facts you probably don’t know about Peru

10 facts you probably don’t know about Peru

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We don't need to sell Peru to you – who doesn't want to see Machu Picchu in all its dazzling glory? But do you know as much as you should about this winning destination?

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6 unexpected surf destinations around the world

6 unexpected surf destinations around the world

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are some epic breaks that don’t require a three thousand dollar flight or six hour boat ride from the nearest town. Trust me.

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Where would you ride? We ask the world’s best cycling bloggers

Where would you ride? We ask the world’s best cycling bloggers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We went to the world's biggest cycling junkies and asked them a simple question: where do you want to ride?

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Surviving Singapore with my vegan teenager

Surviving Singapore with my vegan teenager

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

No surprises - teenagers suck, but I look forward to travelling with mine again, first chance I get.

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Traveling to Greece? Give Athens a chance

Traveling to Greece? Give Athens a chance

by Tom Hall @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The capital of Greece is like nowhere else on earth. Athens fuses the ancient with the modern, melding historic sights and iconic monuments with lively eateries and a vibrant culture.

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These travel tips from Intrepid Travel guides will help you get the most out of your holiday

These travel tips from Intrepid Travel guides will help you get the most out of your holiday

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nobody knows more about travelling than Intrepid Travel’s network of local leaders; the experts who lead our small tour groups. Here are their nuggets of travel advice. Tips on choosing…

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Sneha’s story: meet the Indian woman who chose travel over tradition

Sneha’s story: meet the Indian woman who chose travel over tradition

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I looked at the birds resting on the tree and smiled. That was the moment I decided to only do what I love to do. And I love to travel.

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10 must-see places when you visit Georgia

10 must-see places when you visit Georgia

by Emily Lush @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the peaks of the Caucasus mountains to Kakheti’s rolling semi-deserts, the stony Black Sea coastline to Imereti’s lush inland forests, there’s a landscape and a slew of activities that go with it to suit just about every taste.

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5 great countries in South America for solo travel

5 great countries in South America for solo travel

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Step aside Europe and Southeast Asia, solo travel in South America can be all the rage too...

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Top 10 destinations for cycling adventures in 2018

Top 10 destinations for cycling adventures in 2018

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Read on for a selection of cycling trips we're most excited about in 2018. New and old, near and far, short and long, the only thing they have in common is that they'll leave you breathless (quite literally!).

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Travel Writing Round Up [January 2018]

by Caroline @ Caroline in the City Travel Blog

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

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Why this is the worst photo from my trip to Bolivia

Why this is the worst photo from my trip to Bolivia

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I sound like Darth Vader. That’s all I can think as I’m sitting here in the middle of the back seat of our jeep, leaning over the centre console that contains the clear plastic oxygen mask I’m clutching to my face.

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18 travel resolutions to make 2018 your best year yet

18 travel resolutions to make 2018 your best year yet

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So, how can we engage in more mindful travel, for ourselves and those we encounter? Here are a few ideas to get started.

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The beauty of Uruguay, South America’s overlooked gem

The beauty of Uruguay, South America’s overlooked gem

by Elise Duncan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For the few of us lucky enough to have spent time in this little slice of paradise tucked in next to Argentina, we’ll happily shout our praises from the rooftops: Uruguay is not to be missed.

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Travelling Cuba solo was tough; here’s why it’s still my favourite country

Travelling Cuba solo was tough; here’s why it’s still my favourite country

by Georgina Lawton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re not making friends with the locals, exploring the country in rattling old cars, or sipping on a Cuba Libre in a rooftop bar or white-sand beach, you’ll find yourself captivated by the life and laughter pulsating from every corner of the country.

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Why Porto is the new hottest destination in Portugal

Why Porto is the new hottest destination in Portugal

by Francesca Specter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Although all-too-often overshadowed by the popular capital, Porto is a colorful, UNESCO-listed city that offers an authentic slice of Portuguese life.

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Why the best travels happen when you face your fears

Why the best travels happen when you face your fears

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You know what fear eats for breakfast? It eats procrastination and avoidance. It loves it, it frequently gets second helpings. You know what makes fear go on a diet? Action. And travel is all about action.

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10 inspiring women you should be following on Instagram

10 inspiring women you should be following on Instagram

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Looking for a feed worth following? With International Women's Day just around the corner, we tracked down 10 inspiring, amazing, kind of badass women from around the world...

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9 reasons Laos should be on your Bucket List

9 reasons Laos should be on your Bucket List

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Small on fuss, big on awesome. Laos could be your favourite destination in Southeast Asia.

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How to spend 24 hours (and then some) in Memphis

How to spend 24 hours (and then some) in Memphis

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For any lover of music, but especially the Blues, Memphis is a chart-topping destination.

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The 8 healthiest countries in the world

The 8 healthiest countries in the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bloomberg just released its Global Health Index for 2017 and the results are pretty interesting. Here are the countries that come out on top.

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“You’re never too old to be carried” and other lessons learned tackling the Inca Trail

“You’re never too old to be carried” and other lessons learned tackling the Inca Trail

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we started out on our 42 kilometre trek along the Inca Trail, I was full of questions about all things hideous; things I really should have researched before booking the trip.

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How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So what is a Pisco Sour? And why do people get so obsessed with it? And where the hell do you drink it anyway? Here’s our foolproof guide.

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More than Machu Picchu: 5 of Peru’s other amazing experiences

More than Machu Picchu: 5 of Peru’s other amazing experiences

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Proud indigenous tribes, beautiful colonial cities, great surf and fantastic hiking: here's what we love about Peru, beyond just Machu Picchu.

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Teen Bucket List: 85 Fun Things Every Teenager Should Do

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

This teenager bucket list will give you the funnest things for teens to do—friend bonding activities and cool ideas for the most memorable experiences.

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Can I eat that? A rough guide to Aussie bush tucker

Can I eat that? A rough guide to Aussie bush tucker

by Kellie Bright @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Heading into the bush? Keep your eyes peeled for this tasty bush tucker and you’ll never need to open another can of baked beans again.

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Secret Garden Restaurant, Saigon

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



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



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




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

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

An essential guide to visiting hammams in Morocco

An essential guide to visiting hammams in Morocco

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An ancient ritual that's as integral to Moroccan life as tagine and mint tea, visiting a hammam offers respite, and a way to get a deeper understanding of the culture and people.

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Bali in your belly: our ultimate Bali food guide

Bali in your belly: our ultimate Bali food guide

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travellers come to Bali for all sorts of reasons. They come to surf. They come to tan and party and downward dog. They come to sit in silence for a week and drink compressed papaya.

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Meet the woman who just finished a marathon…on Everest

Meet the woman who just finished a marathon…on Everest

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So now I have completed my first marathon, which just also happens to be the highest in the world...

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Pro photography tips: taking portraits in Morocco

Pro photography tips: taking portraits in Morocco

by Steve Davey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Up your portrait photography game with these insightful tips from professional photography expert Steve Davey

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Foodie? Here’s why you should travel to Thailand

Foodie? Here’s why you should travel to Thailand

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As an American venturing to the Far East, I figured I’d have some good pad thai and maybe a nice tom yum but I had no idea of the variety of flavors that I was in for.

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A Bolivian photoshoot with Tyson Wheatley

A Bolivian photoshoot with Tyson Wheatley

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're debating Bolivia vs Peru vs Ecuador for your next South American adventure, this might just tip the scales. Prepare for serious wanderlust.

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Underbelly: why snake charming in Morocco isn’t so cool

Underbelly: why snake charming in Morocco isn’t so cool

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Along with mint tea, souks and tagines, snake charming was to me quintessentially Moroccan, and I was desperate to see a 'performance'.

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Mi gusto: A guide to Barcelona’s La Boqueria

Mi gusto: A guide to Barcelona’s La Boqueria

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to observe the Spanish food chain, from the depths of the Mediterranean to the green farmlands of Galicia, there's only one place to go: La Boqueria.

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“Travel is no longer something only the rich can afford”: a Q&A with Intrepid’s co-founder

“Travel is no longer something only the rich can afford”: a Q&A with Intrepid’s co-founder

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When Intrepid began, we had one destination, one small group and one tour leader: Geoff Manchester.

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US chef Andy Ricker shares his favourite Thai-style herb salad

US chef Andy Ricker shares his favourite Thai-style herb salad

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Everyone knows you don't make friends with salad. But everyone also knows rules were made to be broken.

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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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A journey through Sossusvlei, Namibia

A journey through Sossusvlei, Namibia

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The distinction between man and wild feels vague as we roll through the Namibian desert...

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How we changed the elephant riding industry

How we changed the elephant riding industry

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Over two years ago, we officially put a stop to elephant riding on Intrepid trips. It was the start of a big change for the travel industry...

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Seoul Dining 3: Kalguksu Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From hidden beaches, to fluorescent rivers, to some surprising truths about the underrated capital, here's how to transcend the typical Costa Rica trip.

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Two Intrepid leaders nominated for World Guide Awards 2017

Two Intrepid leaders nominated for World Guide Awards 2017

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re thrilled to announce that two Intrepid local leaders have been named as finalists in the prestigious 2017 Wanderlust World Guide Awards. Travellers sent thousands of nominations to Wanderlust magazine…

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7 underrated cities you should visit in Europe

7 underrated cities you should visit in Europe

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're fed up of Paris and London stealing the limelight, check out these cities that won't be under the radar for long.

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Crab Factory 4th Anniversary Promo – RM24 for XL Crab

by vkeong @ Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

Seafood lovers, take note! In conjunction with Crab Factory‘s 4th year anniversary, you will get to add XL crabs to their Crab Lover value meals at a discounted price of RM24 each. Usually, these XL sized crabs (~500g) cost around twice at the normal seafood restaurants, so it’s a good deal alright. For those who […]

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Think you’re fit? Meet the woman training for a marathon…on Mt Everest

Think you’re fit? Meet the woman training for a marathon…on Mt Everest

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trekking to Everest Base Camp had always been one of my life time dreams. Running a full marathon is another.

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Why I quit my job as Intrepid’s Social Media Manager

Why I quit my job as Intrepid’s Social Media Manager

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I have the best job in the world. I spend my days talking about travel to some of the world’s kindest travellers; I drown in beautiful images, beautiful words. And…

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East meets best: seven things you didn’t know about Eastern Europe

East meets best: seven things you didn’t know about Eastern Europe

by Steve Davey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those that think culture, invention and beauty end as soon as you enter a country ending in –aria, think again.

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Bangkok

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



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


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



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


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


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


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

Beyond Base Camp: 6 amazing destinations in Nepal

Beyond Base Camp: 6 amazing destinations in Nepal

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a shame to only visit Nepal for its main claim to fame, Everest. The tallest mountain on Earth is spectacular, but it's not the only attraction in the country.

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Tips and tricks for travelling in Africa

Tips and tricks for travelling in Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’ve finally taken the plunge and booked that ticket for an epic African adventure. Good for you! Here's everything you need to know.

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Seven days sailing on the French Riviera

Seven days sailing on the French Riviera

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sunshine, retro swimsuits, striped umbrellas, aquamarine Mediterranean waters and coloured cocktails? Welcome to the Cote d'Azur.

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

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


Justgola

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

Great Barrier what? Meet Australia’s other marine wonderland

Great Barrier what? Meet Australia’s other marine wonderland

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef grabs most of the country’s travel headlines, but anyone wanting an alternative dive site should give Exmouth a very serious look.

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Island hopping in Hong Kong: exploring Lantau

Island hopping in Hong Kong: exploring Lantau

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Forget the Cote d’Azur, Hong Kong is the ultimate place to go island-hopping. And we know just the place to start...Lantau.

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5 reasons why Sri Lanka is the up-and-coming destination you should visit

5 reasons why Sri Lanka is the up-and-coming destination you should visit

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Few places can boast such a range of stunning beaches, world class surf, spectacular train rides, delicious cuisine and highland hiking through tea plantations.

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Beyond the Grand Canal: a non-touristy guide to Venice

Beyond the Grand Canal: a non-touristy guide to Venice

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It is possible to have an authentic experience in Venice, far from the crowds. Here's where to go for the finest eats, the coolest art, and even more.

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Your complete guide to one day in Hiroshima

Your complete guide to one day in Hiroshima

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The port city of Hiroshima will forever be associated with the tragic events of August 6th 1945, but there's so much more on offer too. Here's how to experience the best of it, in just one day.

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A tribute to our friend, Victor Ongollah

A tribute to our friend, Victor Ongollah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Last week, we lost a dear member of the Intrepid family. Victor Ongollah, one of our most popular tour leaders in East Africa, passed away on 30 April.

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Hủ Tiếu

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



Hủ Tiếu Saigon is a signature noodle dish from the south. In the north, it is more of a dry noodle dish, while in Saigon it is clearly a soup. It consists of a choice of egg or rice noodles, a rich porky broth and lots of fresh salad and herb content on the side to counter the meat in the dish. This is one of the dishes on the top of my list whenever I'm going to Ho Chi Minh City. I'm sure there are plenty of people there who make amazing Hủ Tiếu but I love my lady in Bùi Viện street, who serves the best version I've had.



In the last 10 years or so, regardless of where I stay when I'm there, I always eat her noodles for breakfast. It's not just because it's cheap but also about how delicious the broth is: cooked with pork bones for a long time, with incredibly tender meat and the smile she greets me with.



She knows I like to eat fresh bean sprouts, soft knuckles of bone and some thinly sliced pork with not many noodles. I suppose you could say I'm a difficult customer - maybe that's why she recognises me! I enjoy her company and her staff seem to have been the same for years. So she must be a good employer, as well. All middle aged and very funny, sometimes it sounds like they are arguing but it is just a normal conversation. I enjoy being part of their conversation and laughing with it. She told me she doesn't care who her clients are or where they're from, they all human beings and she charges everyone with same price and I like that.

Greek financial crisis: our advice for travellers

Greek financial crisis: our advice for travellers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those considering travelling to Greece in the near future, there are steps you can take to minimise the drama.

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7 reasons Alberta is the best-looking place you’ve never been

7 reasons Alberta is the best-looking place you’ve never been

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You know those landscapes that look too good to be real? Yeah, Alberta invented those.

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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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Travelling to Cambodia with my father and discovering my past

Travelling to Cambodia with my father and discovering my past

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It wasn’t until I travelled to Cambodia as an adult with my father that I discovered just how much the Khmer Rouge had impacted my immediate family.

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Cycling Japan: from Osaka to Tokyo

Cycling Japan: from Osaka to Tokyo

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With onsen, exercise, and freedom to escape the crowds amidst a beautiful and varied landscape, could there be a better way to explore Japan?

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9 places you need to visit in Namibia

9 places you need to visit in Namibia

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Wild and dramatic, vast and breathtakingly beautiful, Namibia is a must-see for any traveller looking for something a little different on their next holiday (or just to feel really, really tiny on this big blue dot).

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11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Although February 14 has become synonymous with Hallmark in many parts of the world, not every culture chooses to declare their love via a romantic greeting card or overpriced rose...

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Travel for good: How you can make a difference

Travel for good: How you can make a difference

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With great travel comes great responsibility. That sounds a bit like a line from Spiderman, but it’s 100% true.

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How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick - Legal Nomads

How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick - Legal Nomads


Legal Nomads

Tips for eating street food without getting sick, gathered during 9+ years of eating it around the world! Includes packing suggestions & restaurant cards.

The top destinations for travel in November

The top destinations for travel in November

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why wait for the Christmas break to finally take that holiday you've been dreaming of? Here's your no-fuss list of places to go, things to see, and good weather to chase around the world in November.

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7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel bans can do much more than stir up chaos and negativity; they also have the power to create meaningful change in the travel industry.

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My Daily Food Expenses in Hanoi - Sunkissed Suitcase

My Daily Food Expenses in Hanoi - Sunkissed Suitcase


Sunkissed Suitcase

It's easy to eat cheap or to splurge when eating in Hanoi! Here's a look at my daily food expenses in Hanoi.

Brigadeiro recipe: satisfy your South American sweet tooth

Brigadeiro recipe: satisfy your South American sweet tooth

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Condensed milk heated with coco powder, rolled with butter and chocolate sprinkles...can you feel your arteries clanging shut right now?

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South and Central America: Intrepid’s December photo comp results are in

South and Central America: Intrepid’s December photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's nothing like a photo competition to get the Intrepid office dreamily checking flight deals to Rio and wistfully looking out of windows. Cue Central America.

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In search of one of the world’s rarest cacao beans, a journey through the Peruvian jungle

In search of one of the world’s rarest cacao beans, a journey through the Peruvian jungle

by Annie Zimmerman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I was deep in the Andes, in one of the rarest cacao farms in the world, watching a filmmaker fly a drone across the darkening sky. As a British psychological researcher, this couldn't be further from my idea of a normal working day.

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Imperial Mazes: Tales of Morocco’s Four Cities

Imperial Mazes: Tales of Morocco’s Four Cities

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

All have, at one point in time, been the capital of the country. Each one has ancient medinas and royal palaces, and each also has its own very unique vibe.

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Hidden gems: 9 less explored parts of popular destinations

Hidden gems: 9 less explored parts of popular destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Swap crowded Cusco for the Amazonian Andes, or trade busy Bali for serene Sumatra. Here are nine of the best destinations, when it comes to getting off the beaten track in some of your favourite countries.

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Meat lover? These 6 destinations are a must-visit

Meat lover? These 6 destinations are a must-visit

by Cara Brown @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those carnivores on the hunt for their next meat-filled dish and their next adventure, this one's for you. Here are 6 delicious destinations for meat lovers.

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Everything you need to know about Valencia, the overlooked gem of Spain

Everything you need to know about Valencia, the overlooked gem of Spain

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I don’t use the word underrated lightly, but when I found Valencia to be missing entirely from a popular Spain guidebook I purchased a few years ago, I decided I had to go experience this elusive city for myself.

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What a tobacco farmer taught me about the art of Cuban cigar making

What a tobacco farmer taught me about the art of Cuban cigar making

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Watching a fourth generation tobacco farmer roll an organic Cuban cigar became one of my favorite experiences on a recent Intrepid Travel tour of Cuba.

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Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

by Sarah Alexander @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I learnt to respect both the path we tread and those with whom we shared it. So maybe, just maybe, I am cut out for this group travel thing.

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The Top 9 mind-blowing travel videos of all time

The Top 9 mind-blowing travel videos of all time

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Consume at your own risk. May in extreme cases lead to adventures. You have been warned.

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What to Say and How to Say It (advice for Hanoi Tourists)

by admin @ Eating Hanoi!

What to Say?  …  and How to say it ! Okay, you read about a great new Hanoi street food vendor or Hanoi eating adventure (presumably here at Eating Hanoi!).  You decided to take on that adventure by jumping onto one of Hanoi’s possibly air-conditioned buses, figuring out how to find your way and pay [...]

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Located on the south central coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is a paradise of city and sea, the absolute best of both worlds.

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One minute and 37 seconds of pure wanderlust

One minute and 37 seconds of pure wanderlust

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Anyone who's travelled knows that a real journey is measured in memories, not miles. That sounds like a cat poster, but it's true.

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7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Machu Picchu is undoubtedly awesome, but there’s a whole lot of stuff about the Inca Trail that people somehow never getting around to telling you...

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7 experiences that prove the Galapagos Islands are the definition of bucket list-worthy

7 experiences that prove the Galapagos Islands are the definition of bucket list-worthy

by Georgina Lawton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are seven totally amazing experiences that you shouldn't miss once when you get there (having experienced them myself on Intrepid Travel's 10-day Active Galapagos trip)!

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Finding room for reflection in the Australian Outback

Finding room for reflection in the Australian Outback

by The School of Life @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If there’s anywhere suited to a little soul-searching, it’s the Aussie Outback. Intrepid and The School of Life have teamed up to create a special reflective journey in the Red Centre.

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Discovering Huacachina, the surreal desert oasis in Peru

Discovering Huacachina, the surreal desert oasis in Peru

by Sarah Funk @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I'd made it to Huacachina, the only desert oasis in South America, and I was about to test my skills at sandboarding for the first (and maybe last) time.

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Het onontdekte ruige Umphang in Thailand

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

In een land dat meer dan 32 miljoen toeristen (2016) in een jaar trekt is het erg moeilijk nog een onontdekt en authentiek stukje Thailand te vinden. Het geïsoleerde Umphang district wordt over het algemeen overgeslagen door reizigers. Dat is niet vreemd als jij je bedenkt dat Umphang het grootst en moeilijkst te bereiken district...

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9 of the best physical activities in Sri Lanka

9 of the best physical activities in Sri Lanka

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Be prepared to get sweaty.

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Quest for Beauty: Meet the photographer fighting our idea of ‘normal’

Quest for Beauty: Meet the photographer fighting our idea of ‘normal’

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What is beauty? Is it a 'perfect' body, impeccably straight teeth, a flawless complexion? Or something more intangible? We chat to Quest for Beauty founder, Sara Melotti.

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Introducing Europe’s newest independent countries?

Introducing Europe’s newest independent countries?

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Thanks to a turbulent history, Europe has fifty-one of the countries on the official global list, but who knows which regions will try to fly solo next? See them now, thank us later.

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A local explains why South Korean food is the best in the world

A local explains why South Korean food is the best in the world

by Dan Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Korean food doesn’t fare best in white-tablecloth atmospheres. It's more about sitting around a charcoal grill in the center of your table with friends, having a drink and talking about this, that, and whatever.

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Into the wild: our 5 favourite spots in Australia’s Kimberley region

Into the wild: our 5 favourite spots in Australia’s Kimberley region

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Kimberley really is one of the last true wildernesses on earth. Welcome to our five favourite spots in Australia’s last frontier.

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

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


Intrepid Travel Blog

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

Why Granada is Central America’s must-visit city

Why Granada is Central America’s must-visit city

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Quite possibly the most laid-back and accessible city in Central America, Granada is fully imbued with color and culture.

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Travelling to learn more about yourself: studying meditation in Kathmandu

Travelling to learn more about yourself: studying meditation in Kathmandu

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From rice porridge and rolling hills, to monks and stupors. Annapurna Mellor tells us of her experiences studying meditation for at the Kopan Monastery, a hilltop complex on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

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Bhutan flight guide: how to get to Paro without losing your mind

Bhutan flight guide: how to get to Paro without losing your mind

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Unfortunately, despite coining Gross Domestic Happiness and living traffic-light-free, Bhutan does exist in a bit of a flight path black hole.

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What’s hot in South America? We ask the world’s best travel bloggers

What’s hot in South America? We ask the world’s best travel bloggers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We asked a few of our favourite bloggers to give us their must-sees in South America. Here's a few suggestions from travel pros with their fingers on the pulse...

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When Shit Hits the Fan, Move to Berlin | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

Living in Europe had crossed my mind plenty of times before, but I always struck it down as soon as it did. Without a Master of Engineering or a Swedish husband, I assumed that the paperwork would make moving to Berlin impossible. But, I have to say, there’s nothing like shit hitting the fan to make a girl chase down her wildest dreams. Moving to Germany isn’t the same for all passports or professions, but as a [US] American in a creative field, I found the process quite easy. Ready to pack your bags, get your German Freelance Visa, and relocate to the very wurst country on earth? I promise you that you’re in for the time of your life. Here are practicalities you should know when moving to Berlin. The First Steps of Moving to Berlin Step 1 | Make Your Appointments (… way ahead of time) Some nationalities need a visa before travel, while other nationalities can convert their permit in-country. If you’re eligible to apply upon arrival, here are a few things to consider before even moving to Berlin. Book your Appointments at the Buergeramt and Ausländerbehörde: Within 14 days of arrival, you’re supposed to register your place […]

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A Guide to Vietnamese Spices and Their Usage You Should Know

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

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

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Why I travel with my mother

Why I travel with my mother

by Taylor Au @ Intrepid Travel Blog

'She is my preferred roommate (partly because I can sleep through her loud snores). I am her go-to travel buddy.'

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How you can help save the orangutans

How you can help save the orangutans

by WWF-Australia @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Orangutans, with their shaggy orange fur, long limbs and cheeky grins, are the world’s largest tree-climbing mammals. They share 97% of the same genetics as humans (not surprising, given they’re…

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6 hottest food destinations in Europe for summer 2017

6 hottest food destinations in Europe for summer 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Where will your taste buds be delighted most this summer? What cuisine will have your Instagram glowing and your friends green with envy? We'll tell you. Here are Europe's top foodie destinations for 2017.

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5 offbeat attractions in Rome

5 offbeat attractions in Rome

by Sean Sebastian @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Buried under the well-trodden cobbled paths lies a Rome rarely explored, from catacombs and subterranean churches to a garden filled with orange trees.

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5 of the best wine bars in Buenos Aires

5 of the best wine bars in Buenos Aires

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the wine-stained capital of Argentina famous for its juicy steaks, spicy chimichurri and late-night tango trysts...

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

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


The Culinary Travel Guide

Hanoi's food scene can be overwhelming with it's mix of smells and tastes, but it's well worth exploring since it's one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world.

Debunked: 6 totally untrue myths about family travel

Debunked: 6 totally untrue myths about family travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At it’s best, family travel is probably the most rewarding thing you can do together. Nothing makes memories better.

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Hidden things to do in Singapore for the true traveler

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

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

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In the shadow of Toubkal: A trip into Morocco’s high mountains

In the shadow of Toubkal: A trip into Morocco’s high mountains

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One traveller's journey beyond the ancient medinas, rolling deserts, and piled Tagines of Morocco, and into the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains

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Beyond the Great Wall: 7 unique experiences to try in China

Beyond the Great Wall: 7 unique experiences to try in China

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sure, the Great Wall really is a site to behold, but it’s not the only adventure to be had in China. Here are 7 epic, wall-free experiences you can have.

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4 reasons why Northern Iran should be on your travel radar

4 reasons why Northern Iran should be on your travel radar

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You'll find volcanic plains, snowy peaks, and dense forests. You'll find traditional bazaars in small mountain towns, the kindest locals and more.

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The benefits of taking the train to Machu Picchu (and what to expect)

The benefits of taking the train to Machu Picchu (and what to expect)

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I read that on my nine-day Classic Peru tour we were taking the train to Machu Picchu I breathed a sigh of both relief and excitement...

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The 6 rules of responsible travel

The 6 rules of responsible travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Responsible Travel isn't hard. Most of it comes down to common sense, simply respecting different cultures and travelling equipped with a head full of sustainable street-smarts.

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Is Colombia’s Cocora Valley the world’s coolest natural wonder?

Is Colombia’s Cocora Valley the world’s coolest natural wonder?

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The pines disappeared and legions of towering wax palms stood in their place. Salvador Dali definitely had a hand in Cocora’s design.

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Black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love: our ultimate global coffee guide

Black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love: our ultimate global coffee guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let your wanderlust percolate.

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5 towns in Mexico’s highlands to visit before everyone else does

5 towns in Mexico’s highlands to visit before everyone else does

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are five colonial towns in the highlands of Mexico that will make you forget the beach – for a while, at least.

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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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Walking on the wild side: Intrepid’s April photo comp results are in

Walking on the wild side: Intrepid’s April photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we put out a call for photos of national parks, jungles and mountains, we were blown away by the wilderness shots we received.

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De Wadi’s van Jordanië

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

De Wadi’s van Jordanië trekken jaarlijks vele avontuurlijke bezoekers van over de hele wereld. Maar wat is een Wadi nu? Wadi is de traditioneel Arabische benaming van een dal/vallei. Een langgerekte laagte, inzinking of verdieping in het landschap. De Jordanese Wadi’s zijn een ware speelplaats voor de echte avonturier. Dit is waar je woestijnen en...

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Robert Redford is all about ‘Real Life Experiences’, just like us

Robert Redford is all about ‘Real Life Experiences’, just like us

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Robert Redford – venerable actor, horse whisperer, Wild West outlaw and wise, wise sage – was asked to give advice to aspiring filmmakers. His answer? Real Life Experiences.

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A definitive list of everything you should eat in Florence

A definitive list of everything you should eat in Florence

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve hunted down the best spots in Florence to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner (along with a few extra treats along the way).

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6 of the best things about a winter break on America’s West Coast

6 of the best things about a winter break on America’s West Coast

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

These sneaky benefits of visiting California during winter will have you booking a ticket, pronto.

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Be part of history on a game-changing trek up Mt Kilimanjaro

Be part of history on a game-changing trek up Mt Kilimanjaro

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're looking for Kili inspiration, this is it: the chance to climb Africa’s highest peak with a group of local women to raise awareness about inequality, land rights and climate change.

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6 reasons Jordan is the perfect family holiday destination

6 reasons Jordan is the perfect family holiday destination

by Katie Hoare @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Part history lesson, part unforgettable adventure; a family holiday to this Middle Eastern oasis is an experience your kids will be telling their grandkids about in years to come.

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7 facts you probably don’t know about Costa Rica

7 facts you probably don’t know about Costa Rica

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You probably know that Costa Rica is an ecotourism and adventure travel paradise, but here are some facts you might not know.

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Manila

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



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



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



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



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



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

Melbourne: a foodie’s paradise

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Melbourne is one of the world's great cities - the vibe is great and so is the architecture. But the food in Melbourne is what you go there for!

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Annapurna vs Everest: Your definitive trekking guide

Annapurna vs Everest: Your definitive trekking guide

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's the choice facing every Nepalese adventurer: Annapurna vs Everest. Whose scene reigns supreme? We've got the definitive guide.

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Why we’re rethinking orphanage tourism

Why we’re rethinking orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Most travellers, donors and volunteers just want to help, but it's an industry that's doing more harm than good. Something needs to change.

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Split: The Croatian city that should be on your radar

Split: The Croatian city that should be on your radar

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While Split may never shine as brightly as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ by tourist standards, general consensus among the locals is that they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Why one traveller quit her office job and moved to the Australian Outback

Why one traveller quit her office job and moved to the Australian Outback

by Leah Greengarten @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sometimes we need a life change. One traveller recounts how an Intrepid trip through the Northern Territory inspired her to move from the Sydney suburbs to Australia's dusty Red Centre.

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Cuba through an iPhone lens: you’ve never seen it like this before

Cuba through an iPhone lens: you’ve never seen it like this before

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cuba has a reputation for being pretty photogenic, but can an iPhone handle all that crumbling 60s nostalgia? All signs point to yes.

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Nepal one year on: a post-quake journey with The Common Wanderer

Nepal one year on: a post-quake journey with The Common Wanderer

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nepal’s message is loud and clear; it’s open, it’s safe, it’s beautiful, and it’s as welcoming as ever. The only thing missing is you.

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The 5 best alternative winter break destinations

The 5 best alternative winter break destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re looking for more adventure than a beach chair and the buffet, we’ve put together a list of our hottest destinations (and a couple cool ones… literally).

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Photo essay: Life on the edge of the Siberian wilderness

Photo essay: Life on the edge of the Siberian wilderness

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ever wondered what an expedition to the ends of the earth looks like? Join one Intrepid traveller on the adventure of a lifetime – to Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula.

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What traveling to Cuba taught me about life, and making the most of it

What traveling to Cuba taught me about life, and making the most of it

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I describe Cuba after returning from my 9-day visit, the first word that comes to mind is 'charming'. Yes, even in spite of power outages, unplanned routes and all.

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Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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5 foods to try in Burgundy, France

5 foods to try in Burgundy, France

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’d rather kick off your day with a Pain au chocolat or stuff your face full of creamy Camembert, there is no disputing that France is a foodie’s paradise.

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Why positivity is your greatest travel asset

Why positivity is your greatest travel asset

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There were five of us in the back of the truck bouncing through the hills of northern Thailand yet somehow the big, black, buzzing thing managed to fly in and bite me...

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Pho 10 @ Ly Quoc Su Street, Hanoi

by vkeong @ Hanoi – Malaysia Food & Travel Blog

There are plenty of places to enjoy the national dish of Vietnam in Hanoi. But if you are one of those who prefer to be on the safer side in terms of language and hygiene, Pho 10 should be on your consideration list. Now, I have eaten at the dingy places and classy restaurants in […]

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The Southern Great Wall of China has a newly discovered section

The Southern Great Wall of China has a newly discovered section

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Introducing the Great Wall of China's little sis. Part of the lesser-known 'Southern Great Wall' was recently uncovered, and here's why you should visit.

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Kyoto - Kamura

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The joys of exploring the Galapagos Islands with my mom

The joys of exploring the Galapagos Islands with my mom

by Mirae Campbell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This trip was the first one in a long time where she actually didn’t have to worry about a single thing, and she got to wake up and play outside and laugh with her new friends for over a week.

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What it’s like to road trip through Mongolia

What it’s like to road trip through Mongolia

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the traditional Gers planted on a lonely steppe, to the rolling sand dunes of the Gobi Desert. Annapurna Mellor shares her experiences of road tripping across Mongolia.

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I’m 13 and I’ve visited 45 countries; here’s what it’s taught me

I’m 13 and I’ve visited 45 countries; here’s what it’s taught me

by Cameron Davis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The biggest thing that travel has taught me is that sometimes you will have to take risks.

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How we celebrate: Easter traditions around the world

How we celebrate: Easter traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether it’s dressing as Roman soldiers in Costa Rica, following Jesus' footsteps in Israel, or drenching each other with buckets of water in Poland, here are some of the ways Easter is celebrated globally.

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5 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit

5 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

UNESCO just published its official list of Heritage Sites for 2017, adding over 20 treasures to it. We're a fan of them all (of course) but thought we'd highlight five that are particularly worth a visit.

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How to do India as a solo female traveller

How to do India as a solo female traveller

by Katy Colins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We chat to British blogger Katy Colins on what women should expect travelling alone on the subcontinent.

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The importance of visiting Cambodia’s Killing Fields

The importance of visiting Cambodia’s Killing Fields

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cambodia is more than Angkor Wat. The genocidal history is devastating, but important to see and understand.

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Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s not hard to fall in love with Costa Rica’s relaxed Pura Vida philosophy. It’s not just a catchphrase, it’s a way of life.

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Kalsarikännit – A Foreigner’s Tale

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

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

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Why a group tour in Madagascar was the right choice for me

Why a group tour in Madagascar was the right choice for me

by Nomadic Matt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Along with the benefit of having the entire trip’s logistics planned out, this tour gave me authentic local and cultural opportunities I would not have had as a solo adventurer.

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We sent an internet addict on a trip without phones. This is what happened

We sent an internet addict on a trip without phones. This is what happened

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

No phone. No internet. No cheating.

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10 reasons why Zagreb, Croatia should be your next European city break

10 reasons why Zagreb, Croatia should be your next European city break

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It may not have the Adriatic Sea or the beach, but I was immediately charmed by the Croatian capital's vibrance, culture and history.

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Tackle the Kokoda Track, make a meaningful contribution

Tackle the Kokoda Track, make a meaningful contribution

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Kokoda has never been so good for your conscience.

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This one tool will change the way you drink when you travel

This one tool will change the way you drink when you travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Have you ever looked around at the plastic water bottles strewn along rivers, beaches and mountain trails and parks and found yourself in despair?

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This is the Slovenian food and drink you have to try, according to a Ljubljana waitress

This is the Slovenian food and drink you have to try, according to a Ljubljana waitress

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What kind of wine, beer and spirits should you have with your Carniolan sausage and potica? We have the answers.

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7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Camping with koalas and cosying up to kangaroos? Only in South Australia.

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The results are in: Intrepid’s 2015 photo competition winner

The results are in: Intrepid’s 2015 photo competition winner

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If we could do a digital drumroll right now, we totally would. This year’s grand winner of Intrepid’s annual photo competition is...

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Photos: this is what it looks like to cross the Nullarbor

Photos: this is what it looks like to cross the Nullarbor

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Two Poms, the Nullarbor and a beaten up Corolla named Betty. This has got Wolf Creek written all over it...

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11 incredible photos of Kalbarri National Park on Australia’s West Coast

11 incredible photos of Kalbarri National Park on Australia’s West Coast

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The west coast of Australia. Where sunsets and surf are celebrated, and where desert land and gorges repeatedly play second fiddle. But not anymore.

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Meet the funeral director who quit her job to travel the world

Meet the funeral director who quit her job to travel the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"No one is going to stand up at your funeral and talk about how awesome it was that you had 97 pairs of designer shoes and a refrigerator with wifi. Experiences are always, always going to be more fulfilling than material things."

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Kamelensafari in de Tharwoestijn

by BackpackenInAzie.nl @ Backpacken in Azie

Wil je als nomaden door de woestijn trekken op kamelen? Dat kan in de Tharwoestijn, in Rajasthan bij Jaisalmer. Een dagje op en neer voor de ervaring of een aantal dagen met slapen onder de sterrenhemel tot maandenlang diep de woestijn in trekken. Alles is mogelijk, hoelang jij het wilt. Hoe regel je dit en...

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This is what happens when you unleash 8 pro photographers on an Intrepid trip

This is what happens when you unleash 8 pro photographers on an Intrepid trip

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Vote for your favourite shot and go in the draw to WIN $10,000 worth of travel goodness!

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【Sydney Food】Chinese Noodle Restaurant

by HERcurioMAJESTY @ Her{curio}Majesty

Every once in a while, I crave for a bowl of good handmade Chinese noodles. Every time that happens, Chinese Noodle Restaurant springs to mind. Apart from the original restaurant at Haymarket, which is always packed, there is a Chinese Noodle Restaurant on Bathurst Street in the city and one in Pyrmont. The menu. My favourite – stir fried handmade noodles with beef. I love the texture of handmade noodles. Chinese […]

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Just go: an essay on the art of spontaneity

Just go: an essay on the art of spontaneity

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spontaneity isn't hard. The trick is to just do it. Just go.

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What it’s like to safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

What it’s like to safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the windy lookout point, Ngorongoro Crater isn’t quite what I expected. Under the gloomy sky the crater floor looks bleached and barren, smeared with mineral lakes and mapped with the shadows of clouds...

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6 things that visiting Asia with my 5-year-old daughter taught me

6 things that visiting Asia with my 5-year-old daughter taught me

by Dyan Mckie @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While travel has changed (read: no more late nights on rooftop bars), it has changed in a way that is still rewarding and special.

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It’s official: Indigenous Australians are the oldest civilisation on earth

It’s official: Indigenous Australians are the oldest civilisation on earth

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

72,000 years of history mapped in the human genome? Thanks for being awesome, science.

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Barbiesavior will change your perspective on voluntourism

Barbiesavior will change your perspective on voluntourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is barbie as you've never seen her before

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