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A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

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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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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5 Splendid Things To Do This Week In Auckland

5 Splendid Things To Do This Week In Auckland

by Bella Ramdhanie @ The A List | The Urban List

The month that includes celebrating luuurve is upon us, which means, we are well and truly back into our routines. Ah, the holidays, a distant memory. Yup, it’s February! And whether you are spending your week doting on your SO or catching up with the squad, we wanna make sure this week is a great one!

Coincidently enough, Auckland has lined up a whole lot of things for you to do to make this week great. Good vibes — guaranteed. Here are five splendid things to do this week in Auckland.

Monday 12

VALENTINES POP-UP GIFT STORE

Procrastinators, this one is for you. In keeping with the spirit of Valentine’s, we’re here to let you in on where you can get a prezzie for the SO this year. We know, you’ve left it to the last minute. Head to Takutai Square this week for the pop-up Valentines store! A selection of Valentine’s gift ideas from around the Britomart precinct have been rounded up, making the gift-giving process just that lil bit easier. You’re welcome!

Tuesday 13

PARAMORE

Even though it’s a Tuesday and even though we approve of a little Netflix and chill, we are opting to take a break from the sweatpants and enjoy Paramore live. This week at Spark Arena, Paramore is coming to Auckland for a live show. So, make a night of it —hit a cocktail bar with the squad and dance like it’s a Friday night!

Wednesday 14

CELEBRATE LURVE

The day to celebrate romance has come around once again and we thought it would only be fair to let you in on aaall the best spots to wine and dine. There are several mighty-fine places to take bae this Valentine’s Day, from the likes of Cibo, Sails Restaurant and The Fed, we Aucklanders sure are lucky. These hot spots promise you a deliiish dining experience as well as gorgeous aesthetic so that you can #getthatgram.

Thursday 15

ONE NIGHT IN MOSCOW AT THE VODKA ROOM

Spend your thirsty Thursday the right way this week, at The Vodka Room! One Night in Moscow is an event being held this Thursday night that we have deemed unmissable. Step over a threshold into Mother Russia’s red-cloaked embrace and find yourself feasting on caviar, smoked salmon and Uzbek spiced lamb ribs. Watch as Russia’s musical underground comes to life, with a glass of a top-notch bevvy in hand (naturally).

URBAN STREET FEST

What’s that? Street fest you say? Yes, that’s right, this Thursday you can head to Milford and get amongst quality food trucks, a great atmosphere and of course, a dash of live music. Urban Street Fest is an event we are recommending, if not for their large selection of gourmet food trucks, then for an afternoon enjoying the live tunes of Lee Gray Music and some quality time with your loved ones. Yasss!

Image Credit: Paramore  

Hanoi Coffee | About The Best Coffee in Vietnam

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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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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8 Hacks For A Better Night’s Sleep

8 Hacks For A Better Night’s Sleep

by Georgia Jayne Young @ The A List | The Urban List

Oh how we love sleep. We would even go so far as to say there is literally nothing better than a great night’s sleep and nothing quite as terrible as a shitty night’s sleep. Waking up feeling refreshed and well rested is the absolute best way to start the day. Try adding these eight super simple sleep hacks into your bedtime routine and prepare to slay the day!

Limit Caffeine

This one’s pretty obvious, to be sure. We all know that drinking coffee right before bed is not conductive to a good night’s sleep, but did you know that you should be avoiding all forms of caffeine four - six hours before bed? Yup, that includes post-dinner special hot chocolates.

Have A Cuppa

We’re talking the herbal kind of cuppa, specifically camomile tea as when you drink this tea your body experiences an increase in the chemical glycine which is known to relax nerves and muscles, acting as a mild sedative. We are obsessing over the delish Lemon & Honey Camomile Tea with Manuka Leaf from Ti Ora, helping us off into a blissful slumber each and every night. 

Control Exposure To Light

So, we know you may be used to scrolling through the entire internet each night while lying in bed but, believe it or not, this is probably not helping you to get the best sleep ever. Try limiting your exposure to light leading up to sleep time and if you aren’t prepared to give up your nightly Insta-stalking regime, at least turn the brightness down on your phone.

Use A Sleeping Mask

Complete darkness is the ideal condition for a great sleep, so channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and find a stylish eye-mask to block out the world and sleep the night away.

Journal

We don’t know about you, but our lives are hectic af and sometimes we have approximately 127 thoughts flying around our minds the minute the lights go out. The best way that we’ve found to deal with this annoying phenomena? Write that shit down. You’ll be surprised how much emptier your brain feels.

Avoid Naps

Okay, so naps may be one of our absolute favourite pass time activities (what’s more luxurious than sleeping in the day time?!) but they are definitely not good news when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, sadly.

Take A Supplement

Magnesium is definitely our go-to supplement for a great night’s sleep as the mineral helps to relax muscles and ease nervous tension. We are loving Go Healthy’s Go Magnesium Sleep which has been formulated specifically to support a deep and relaxed sleep—yes please!

Sleep With Your Dog In Your Room

If all else fails, sleep with your dog in your room. Yup, you heard us right: a recent study has shown that people who sleep with their dogs in their room (but not their beds) have a better night’s sleep. We’re assuming that the participants’ dogs didn’t snore.

Want more? Here's how to become a morning person with these ten easy hacks!Image Credit: Breakfast At Tiffanys 

Cheap dishes for a Vietnamese Breakfast - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Cheap dishes for a Vietnamese Breakfast - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts


Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

In general, Vietnamese take breakfast very seriously, especially the old generations. Breakfast can

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

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

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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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Family Package with Aphrodite Cruise (4D3N)

by tmihung @ Meracus Hotels

Make your trip to Hanoi and Ha Long become a valuable memory for your family with our family package which include 2 nights in Family room at our hotel(s) and 2D1N trip to Ha Long Bay with a new, top10 ranking on TripAdvisor Aphrodite Luxury Cruise. Meracus 1 Meracus 2 $255+ $265+ Inclusions 2-way airport […]

About Hanoi

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

Anyone who has ever visited Hanoi will probably tell you that it may be the most beautiful city in all of Asia – people have settled here along the Red River for a thousand years. Nestled along wooded boulevards among the city’s two dozen lakes you […]

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Top 5 popular rice dishes in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Of course rice is the most popular food by far in Vietnam and is eaten everyday by the majority of the population, so suffice it to say the number of rice dishes in Vietnam are nearly uncountable. However the list below should give you a pretty good idea of the variety and creativity that the […]

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Hanoi’s BBQ Chicken Street

by admin @ Eating Hanoi!

BBQ Chicken Street  The BEST BBQ chicken in Hanoi – maybe in the world!  Also you must order the BBQ ban mi and BBQ sweet potatoes. Everything is delicious here!  The BBQ sauce is perhaps the best you’ll ever have!  On Ly Van Phuc just off Nguyen Thai Hoc. Go all the way to the [...]

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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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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Sapa museum – a must-vist destination in town

by Lan Dương @ Hanoi Gecko Hotel

Before entering Sapa’s villages, you should visit Sapa museum firstly to learn more about the culture, life and beliefs of people and get a great trip then.

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New Opening: Monzú

New Opening: Monzú

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Auckland’s latest new opening is changing everything we thought we knew about Italian cuisine. Say ciao to Monzú, a restaurant that’s set to transform the way Auckland foodies eat. 

Brought to us by renowned chef Gaetano Spinosa, Monzú can be found on Dominion Road. Featuring a hip, slick fit-out, diners are set to be whisked away to the streets of Napoli, Gaetano’s hometown for a taste of truly authentic southern Italian cuisine. Drawing inspiration from the flavours of his childhood, it’s easy to see the passionate Gaetano is excited to share his culinary creations with the foodie scene.

“This is the time in my life to make something that truly makes me happy,” says Gaetano. “I still feel like a child playing in the kitchen.” 

After a lengthy career, Monzú is truly a project of passion. Along with longtime friend and kitchen-partner Faria Nascimento, Gaetano has ensured no two visits will be the same. 

While there is an a la carte menu available, you’ll find you won't need it. With a focus on ‘giving the people what they want’ Gaetano aims to deliver an immersive dining experience discussing options with diners in addition to an ever-changing menu.

“Whatever you like, we are here to accommodate you,” says Gaetano. “I want to make every night about the diners. We are happy to cater to any requests.” 

So what can you expect from a true taste of Italy? One not to miss is the O Rraù, a traditional slow-cooked beef-style stew dish that will have you falling head over heels for it at first bite. 

Or if, like us, you can’t look past a big bowl of pasta, the gnocchi con crema is for you. A mammoth sized serving of creamy homemade gnocchi infused with black truffle, this bad boy is big enough to share! Or not.

With nothing but masterpiece leaving the kitchen and no one night the same, Monzú is a new concept restaurant that’s set to take Auckland by storm. 

For more information about Monzú, including opening hours, click here. 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

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. [...]

How to Eat in Vietnam - This American Girl

How to Eat in Vietnam - This American Girl


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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...

Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

  We couldn’t be prouder of our Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run. Taking you to everywhere that makes Vietnam so damn great, many years of hard work have gone into designing this adventure. And this summer we are offering an … Continue reading

Hanoi Breakfast Tour - Hanoi Food Tours

Hanoi Breakfast Tour - Hanoi Food Tours


Hanoi Food Tours

Hanoi Breakfast Tour will meet expectations of the guests who would like to get the panorama view of Hanoi Old Quarter through a traditional breakfast.

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 […]

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...

5 Best places to buy beer in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the great things about Saigon is that it’s got lots of great places to drink beer. Drinking beer is almost as much a part of the culture here as drinking coffee. In fact you could almost say that the woman here like drinking coffee and then men like drinking beer. It really is […]

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Hang Ma Street

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

Hang Ma (Paper Offerings) Street has been one of Hanoi’s typically frenetic commercial areas since the medieval times. On the occasions of traditional festivities, the street becomes filled with sounds, colours and light, bearing the imprints of the spiritual life of Orientals. Starting from the intersection […]

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Here’s Where To Watch This Super Blue-Blood Moon In Auckland

Here’s Where To Watch This Super Blue-Blood Moon In Auckland

by Bella Askelund @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s not everyday that a giant, cosmic entity lights up the sky with an intergalactic aura—completely kicking a regular full moon to the curb. To tell you the truth, it’s been a good 150 years since a moon was packing this much heat at one time… reow. It’s no surprise then that despite having zero expertise in science—or space—we are completely and utterly amped to watch this cosmic light show! It’s simply one of those evenings that cannot be missed.

So to ensure you have the best solar viewing spot possible, here’s the best places to watch this super blue-blood moon eclipse in Auckland. #noted. 

Stardome Observatory Planetarium

Cornwall Park

To celebrate this celestial phenomena, the Auckland Stardome is hosting a Lunar Eclipse Special Sighting event. This, my friends, is going to be rad on so many levels. They’re hooking it up with NASA live streams, moon astrophotography workshops, chances to look through the Zeiss telescope as well as an entire room dedicated to the Lunar Exhibition. Opening at 8pm on the tonight, the Stardome ain’t shutting it’s doors until 3am—inviting everyone to come in their PJ’s! Sorry Blare Waldorf, but your infamous sleepovers are now officially second best. 

Tawharanui

Tawharanui Peninsula

When something this big is about to happen, why not make an evening of it? Pack up your car with blankets, pillows and all the picnic essentials and begin the roadie to one of Auckland’s most-loved beaches. What’s hard to beat during the day, Tawharanui is equally as exceptional at night. This may just be the perfect spot to sit back, soak up the views and watch the wonderful moon do it’s thang. P.S. We may have just gifted you with the perfect ingredients to an evening of utter romance. Any opportunity to impress, right? 

Great Barrier Island

Hauraki Gulf

Considering Great Barrier is one of three Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world, we are absolutely #blessed to have it at our doorstop. This is the spot where the sky meets the ocean, away from the big city where light pollution is minimal and dark skies are shining. On a normal visit to Great Barrier, the views are out of this world, we literally cannot fathom this spot with a frickin’ super blue-blood moon! If a cheeky mid-week getaway is on the cards, make sure it’s en route here. 

Anawhata 

West Coast

Located en route to Piha, Anawhata makes for a more secretive moon gazing spot. Away from the hustle and bustle, take your pick between a spot on the raised hill or head for the chilled out beach below. Our West Coast beaches are known for showcasing some of the best cosmic shows. All it takes is a short drive out of the City to see what the galaxy has to offer. We’re thinking a gigantic takeaway order of Fish and Chips alongside a few cold brews could take this starry-eyed sitch to the next level. Duh, food makes everything more enjoyable. 

Waiheke Island

Waiheke

A ferry ride is the perfect addition to a cosmic light show, so why not head to Waiheke for an evening of delicacies. Book a table at one of the island's restaurants and dedicate the evening to good food, great wine and a sensational galactic show. Grab a BnB for the evening, pitch up a tent or time your returned ferry ride with the Moons peak moment. However you choose to spend the evening, Waiheke Island has you covered. 

Shakespeare Regional Park

Whangaparaoa

The spot to be for those embarking on a nomad lifestyle, Shakespeare Regional Park is our inner-city escape we can’t get enough of. A short 45-minute drive out of the city lands you at this ideal star gazing spot. Boasting one of the best camp grounds in Auckland, pitch up your tent, chuck some bangers on the BBQ and lax out with the moons beauty at your fingertips. What’s best, the surrounding beach makes for the perfect morning shower—it’s a win-win. 

Mount Eden

Mount Eden Village

Seeing this solar light show doesn’t have to mean travelling far. Simply go for a stroll up Mount Eden as the sun goes down and prepare to have your mind blown. It’s no secret that Circus Circus do some of the best hot drinks in town, and it’s just our luck that their doors are open until the late evening. Pick up some takeaway lattes and a cheeky slice of their infamous choccy cake and watch the nights action without the admin of driving far. Lazy persons guide, right here. 

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Vietnam on the top of 2016 best culinary journeys

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Telegraph recommends some culinary journeys in a new year with Star hotel Michelin, Bordeaux wine tour and Mekong discovery tour. Eastern cuisine Chef Luke Nguyen, the judge of the second season of Vietnam MasterChef show, is the tour guide of this interesting culinary journey. The tour lasts 20 days so tourists will have a chance to ...

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Dong Xuan Street

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

Dong Xuan street, Dong Xuan ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, Vietnam The street is 170m long, starts from cross road of Hang Giay district – Hang Khoai district, connects to Hang Duong street at the cross road of Hang Ma street & Hang Chieu street, cut […]

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Hello world!

by sinuous @ Hidden Hanoi

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Preparing to solo travel. First time for you? Over on the How to Travel society On Facebook, there are many experienced solo travelers as well … Continue reading

All Of The Markets You Need To Visit This February

All Of The Markets You Need To Visit This February

by Urban List Writers @ The A List | The Urban List

Warmer weather and longer days are among us with summer in full force! It's peak season for hitting Auckland's fabulous markets and enjoying lazy yet luxuriously indulgent mornings. Get ready for all the tropical fruit juices, fresh strawberry smoothies, and handpicked flower bouquets coming your way. Break out those sunnies, sandals and summer dresses and make sure you tick off all these markets in February. 

Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market

Take a scenic drive out Whitford ways to the little hidden Clevedon Showgrounds where you’ll find the Clevedon Village Farmers' Market. Filled with top quality local produce, it makes the drive worthwhile. Think fresh fruit, veges, meats, fish, cheeses, yoghurts, bread, chutneys and more deliciousness to try while taking in the authentic farm set-up. The market is also animal friendly, with pony rides for younger market-goers. So, grab a coffee and some pastries for brunch and take home some homemade spreads and baked goods for later.

When: Sundays 8:30am-1pm

Where: Clevedon Showgrounds, 107 Monument Rd

Matakana Farmers’ Market

Why not make a day out of your market trip and hit up the Matakana Farmers' Market? With a place to sit by the river, take in the peaceful surroundings, and enjoy the sun, the Matakana Markets are a firm favourite. The stalls feature Italian-style sausages, locally-brewed beer, fine wines, and organic chocolate, as well as live music and fresh ground coffee to really kick-start your weekend. Don’t forget to take a wander around the town centre and see everything artisan Matakana has to offer.

When: Saturdays 8am-1pm

Where: Matakana Square, 2 Matakana Valley Rd

The Factory Market

The self-described “funkiest boutique market in the world” is back for another instalment of The Factory Market. With all things vintage, delish, arts, crafts, and otherwise ~funky~, this is one market you will not want to miss! The February edition has a focus on clothes plus a major line up of more than 40 deliciously good food trucks! The Factory Markets are only on a few times a year, so support local businesses and head on down to Albany to get amongst the funk.

When: February 18. 10am - 2pm. 

Where: 31 Arrenway Dr, Albany

La Cigale French Markets

Have we really compiled the best Auckland Markets for you to visit if we haven’t included La Cigale? No, of course not. Remaining one of our absolute top picks, La Cigale in Britomart and Parnell transports you to France—minus the expensive plane ticket! Think buttery croissants, melting pan au chocolat, aged cheeses, fresh seafood paella, smoked salmon, cream eclairs—the list goes on but we’re sure you’re already drooling. If you haven’t already visited these legendary markets, make sure you head down to La Cigale in Britomart and Parnell on Saturday mornings for all these French delicacies (and lucky for us, Parnell is open on Sundays too, in case you’re needing a double hit!)  

When: Britomart  - Saturdays 8am - 1pm             Parnell – Saturdays 8am – 1:30pm Sundays – 9am – 1:00pm

Where: Takutai Square, Britomart              69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell

Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market

For a real sense of community, head on down to the Grey Lynn Farmers Market and take in all the local produce that is so loved by the people of Grey Lynn. Priding themselves on being green, the zero waste market regularly offers gardening and preserving workshops to build up an appetite for all the mouth-watering pastry, coffee and fresh fruit stalls. Yum! This one is the perfect market for a quiet breakfast to start your Sunday.

When: Sundays 9am-12:30pm

Where: 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Urban Street Fest

Gourmet street food and live music is the definition of Urban Street Fest. The line-up of stalls has sky rocketed this event to the top of the Auckland market scene, just wait for it. There's Double Dutch Fries, RAWE Organic Smoothies, Judge Bao, Wise Boys Burgers and so many more epic stalls! The February addition sees live music from the wonderful Lee Gray, making the perfect backdrop for devouring your weight in food. 

When: 15 February. 4pm - 9pm. 

Where: Milford Shopping Centre, 24 Milford Road

Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market

Devonport’s once-a-month market offers the highest quality food and crafts with a short walk to a waterfront view of the city. Pick up some ultra special gifts from the craft stores and then treat yourself at the food stalls with some baked goods, locally grown macadamia nuts, pressed olive oil, jams and pickles. This is the perfect brunch spot to hit up on a Sunday. After filling your bellies with pastries and coffee, take a leisurely stroll along the beach, or even up Mount Victoria if you’re feeling brave.

When: Sunday 11 February

Where: Harmony Hall, 4 Wynyard Street

Auckland Night Markets

Sometimes you crave those delicious market treats at night…and we don’t blame you. And that’s why the Auckland Night Markets are one of our fave spots to hit when we get a little bit hangry. With seven different locations full of every type of food stall you can imagine, the Auckland Night Markets make it so easy to beat your hunger! Grab some friends and make a night out of food-truck-hopping this month.

When: Various dates in February.

Where: Various locations

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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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Muslim food guide in Hanoi - Holidays.SG

Muslim food guide in Hanoi - Holidays.SG


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Finding Muslim halal food and Muslim-friendly hotels can be tricky in Hanoi. Read our guide for more information on food and hotels for Muslim travellers.

A Walk Through Du Gìa

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

After a long, rainy day on the road, we arrived at the Du Gìa Homestay as dusk was settling in. This town is a popular stop during tours of Ha Giang, and we met a few other travelers, and heard their tales of woe. The next morning, we arose early for a walk through the sleepy town.

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The Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - The Foodie Dietitian

The Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - The Foodie Dietitian


Kara Lydon

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

Hanoi Weather

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

Representing the typical weather of tropical monsoon type in Northern Vietnam, Hanoi has the hot summer with high rainfall and the dry cold winter. The city also receives a large amount of sunlight and a relatively high humidity all throughout the year. Although the weather is […]

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Our Favorite Street Food in Hanoi | Hanoi For 91 Days

Our Favorite Street Food in Hanoi | Hanoi For 91 Days


Hanoi For 91 Days

We weren't as impressed with Hanoi's street food as we were with that of Saigon. In the capital, there's not as much variety...

Reference options for your stay in Hoi An

by Fiona @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Under $200/night 1. Hoi An Chic Hotel – 1.928.408 VND/night Add: Nguyen Trai Street, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An Phone: 0235 3926 799 5-star Free Wi-Fi Free Parking Breakfast Included Air-con Pool 2. Little Hoian Boutique Hotel & Spa – 1.116.241 VND/night Add: Song Hoai Square, 02 Thoai Ngoc Hau, Cam Pho, Hoi An Phone: …

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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Guide Ho Chi Minh city tour full day

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Ho Chi Minh city is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with full of motorbikes and people. So glad for your choice to visit by “Sai Gon” (the formal name of HCMC) for one day. If it is your first time coming to Vietnam, there are such great and interesting things that give your ...

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Best places for street food in Hanoi

Best places for street food in Hanoi


Vietnam Private Tours

“Best places for street food in Hanoi” gives you a list of the best street food joints in Hanoi that you should try. Enjoy best street food in Hanoi....

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

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Traveling Hanoi Old Quarter – what should you do?

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

This is a list of the best things to do in Hanoi Old Quarter for travelers looking to experience all the hidden and important part of the city – you can still see glimpses of previous generations despite the modernization that is going on relentlessly.

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Where are the best local street food in Hanoi Old Quarter? | ALO Travel Asia

Where are the best local street food in Hanoi Old Quarter? | ALO Travel Asia


ALO Travel Asia

Hanoi – Heaven of street foods ranging from the snacks to main dishes that get you full up all night or sweet deserts for desert lovers. Everyone can find their favorite when strolling around Hanoi’s Old quarter. All the best street food are being sold here and you can’t try it all in one day I’m sure of this since there are too many good things to choose from. Let’s see some of our picks  and... read more

Hanoi Noodle is more than Pho Hanoi| Restaurants Recommendation

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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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.

What Not To Miss At This Year’s Pride Festival

What Not To Miss At This Year’s Pride Festival

by Bella Askelund @ The A List | The Urban List

Here at TUL we are celebrating with a very large Y E S as Auckland’s Pride Festival is officially back for 2018! Pop the vino and put on your disco pants—the line-up for this year's festival boasts two full weeks of inspiring antics and epic festivities. From black-tie extravaganzas to full-blown DJ sets and an infamous march set to unite Auckland City, here is everything you cannot afford to miss during Feb’s iconic Pride Festival.

Naturally, Pride and Peace is the theme for 2018. An idea which not only celebrates how far we’ve come as a country but recognises the ongoing sufferance's the global LGBTQIA+ community faces. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, the Auckland Pride Festival is all about peaceful protest—inviting anyone and everyone to take part. 

Kicking things off in style is a best-of-the-fest black-tie extravaganza at Auckland’s Q Theatre. For those of you into showbiz, you need this event in your life. Here you’ll witness dramatic performances all evening long plus a myriad of guest appearances from rainbow community icons.

Next is the return of the Ending HIV Big Gay Out—an epic day of celebrations hosted by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Acts from MAALA to Openside will be jamming out on the main stage while the Big Gay Out Market Area features more than 100 stalls boasting delicious food, cold bevvys and other groovy goods. For those over 18, you’ve got your own dance tent and garden bar fitted with all the finest luxuries—Champagne anyone?

Arguably the most iconic event of the festival is the Rainbow Warriors' Pride Parade, where Ponsonby Road is transformed into a rainbow of colour in celebration of diversity and equality. Whip out that '80s fluro, there's never been a better time to flaunt that ol' school attire. Saving the best for last as per, the festival's closing celebration PROUD is pretty much just a giant frickin’ dance party. With some of the word’s most in-demand gay DJ’s such as Dan Slater, there’s everything from live music, burlesque acts, Brittany Spears remixes and everything in between. This is going to be goooooood.

So, to spread a little love this summer, this is where you must be.

The Deets

What: Auckland's Pride Festival returns for 2018.  When: Friday 2nd Feb - Sunday 18th Feb.  Where: Auckland City.  Click here for more deets. 

Image credit: Auckland Pride Festival

Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Hue Egg Breakfast

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

When I came to Vietnam, I overcame my aversion to breakfast. These days there would be a dietary intolerance or a term to describe the kind of antipathy I felt when I was younger. All those tedious mornings as a...

10 things to know before you go to Cambodia

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Cambodia is a beautiful country, rich in culture, customs and religion. Here are a few tips you should know before packing that will help enhance your trip to the Kingdom of Wonder. Buddhism Rules Monks walk through the streets of Phnom Penh |© Aleksandr Hunta / Shutterstock By nature, Cambodians are gentle so when you’re walking through the capital inappropriately sporting a bikini top or no shirt for men, don’t expect to be confronted. However, do... read more

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

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

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

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Things you must know before traveling Hanoi on Tet

by Lan Dương @ Hanoi Gecko Hotel

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

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Travel with Ideal Escapes to enjoy your own way

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

You’re looking for your own travel that meets your passion. Here we have Ideal Escapes that helps people choose their holiday not depending only by destination , but also regarding their needs. NO worries, Ideal Escapes have always tours, accommodations available online you can choose your customized trip at everywhere. We spread widely around the world, from the ...

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6 Must Eats from the Hanoi Streets

6 Must Eats from the Hanoi Streets


Dimsum Diet

Hanoi. The beautiful heart of Vietnam. With it being the capital of this beautiful nation and the home to a gorgeous food culture, it has a lot to be famous for! With bustling streets pipped with scooters, tuk tuk drivers perched on most corners and road sides lined with stools and street eats, lets

French newspaper voted top 10 most interesting things in Vietnam

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Tra Que village in Hoi An and cultures of ethnic minorities in the Northwest considered no less attractive than Ha long bay and Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh city France’s Figaro newspaper released a list of 10 things to do when traveling to Vietnam. The first destination mentioned is Ha Long Bay which ...

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5 Fun Things To Do In Auckland This Week

5 Fun Things To Do In Auckland This Week

by Bella Ramdhanie @ The A List | The Urban List

A new week is upon us, and luckily for us, this week entails a holiday on Monday and a large list of fun-filled events for us to attend.

We can hardly believe it but February is just around the corner and we’re counting on 2018 being our best year yet. And what better way to do so than by getting amongst the epic line-up of events that Auckland has in store? So get your party pants on and hop to it! Here are five fun things you don’t want to miss this week.

Monday 29

WATERFRONT AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

This weekend is the Anniversary Weekend which means that there are heaps of awesome ways to spend your Monday! Get the fam together and head to the New Zealand Maritime Museum to explore their epic waterfront event. Whether it be the interactive gallery, watching the Auckland Anniversary Regatta or designing your very own boat (uh, awesome?!), you’re in for a very good time. This weekend is looking like it’s gonna be a stunner, so what better way to spend your day off than at our wonderful waterfront?  

Tuesday 30

WHISKEY MASTERCLASS

It’s the start of your four-day week and we’re voting that you opt for treating yourself. The Whiskey is hosting a masterclass tasting and we can’t think of anything we would prefer to be doing. Kicking off at 7pm, with canpaés on arrival, this event will present a selection of brands from the Peated Malts of Distinction range and will have you feelin’ ever so fancy. Be sure to get your booking in and secure yourself a spot! This is one you won’t want to miss out on.

Wednesday 31

ROMEO & JULIET

Shoreside Theatre is putting on a performance this Wednesday that is bound to brighten up that mid-week slump! Head to The Pumphouse Amphitheatre to watch the classic Romeo and Juliet being brought to life. With the script, cast and settings as Shakespeare intended it, this is truly a magical performance. Get yourself the best seats in the house and book now!

Thursday 1

DINNER IN THE SKY

The night we’ve been waiting for is officially here! Kicking off this Thursday, you have the chance to dine amongst the stars. Literally. Dinner in the Sky is an event we are naming unmissable! Enjoy mouth-wateringly good food cooked up by Auckland’s renowned chefs and sip on award-winning wine and cocktail flights. Forget Netflix and chill, dining amongst the stars is where it’s at. We’ll see you there!

THE FASHION COLLECTIVE

For all our fashion fanatics, there’s another awesome event on this Thursday just for you! Brought to you by Longroom and Red Eleven Agency, Ponsonby will be hosting an event for those of us with a passion for fashion. The Fashion Collective will have collections from Emma Ford and Virtue Swim, and if you get in early you can get your hands on a delish ‘Absolut Cocktail’. Yasss. Sounds like the right way to spend your night to us!

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Best camping spots without going far from Hanoi

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

You want to experience camping on the coast, on the windswept highlands or along the forest not too far from Hanoi? The following destinations are ideal choice for you. Check out below.

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French Quarter Hanoi | Map and Guide for First Time Visitors

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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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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Portraits of Yangon

by ICS Travel Group @ ICS Travel Group

Spend the day meeting some of the inspiring people that live in Yangon. Gain an insight into their lives by asking questions and listening to their fascinating stories. Meet Ma Cho Lei Aung, an aspiring young entrepreneur who taught art in an orphanage before founding the ‘Tree Food Company’. With a passion for food, this […]

10 Best Hanoi Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Hanoi

10 Best Hanoi Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Hanoi


vietnam-guide.com

The best Hanoi dishes are inexpensive yet tasty treats that can be found within Hanoi Old Quarter’s narrow alleyways and bustling street markets. Compared to other cities in Vietnam, Hanoi food tends to be on the sweeter side and utilises freshwater ingredients such as prawns, squids, shrimps

Street food | About Hanoi and around

Street food | About Hanoi and around


Rough Guides

For sheer value for money and atmosphere your best option is to eat either at the rock-bottom, stove-and-stools food stalls or at the slightly more upmarket...

Bowl of Funk: A Little Memoir on Texture

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

Mauricio Alves’ Chameleonic Gema Architecture And Interior Design

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

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

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Homestay- a good choice among kinds of accommodation in Hanoi

by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam- a wonderful destination for you in the Indochinese Peninsula. About Hanoi, maybe you can hear about traffic jam, noise and so on. However, a lot of foreign tourists come here every year. So, why? Over those, Hanoi still contains many traditional beauties and characteristics. They can be small ancient

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Strategies for making money on making bets on sport

by thuha @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

In this day and age, there are vast methods for winning money. Various of these methods are extraordinary. One of such unusual ways for making money is sports betting. Presently, making bets on sport is extremely popular and is accessible all over the world. However, it does not mean that it is a piece of

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New Opening: The Mad Samurai

New Opening: The Mad Samurai

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

The CBD just got a whole lot more mad! Say hello to The Mad Samurai, a rad central hub of deliciousness set to take the town by storm. 

Found in the brand spanking new and totally on-the-scene Snickel Lane, The Mad Samurai is brought to us by dream team Andrew Niven, Andy Ellies, Arato Tsujno and Makihisa Shimzu. Featuring a slick modern fit-out not to mention a welcoming team, this inner-city gem is not one you want to miss. 

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, it seems like there’s nothing they can’t do! And with a quick glance at the menu, you’ll be salivating for a bite.

Designed to kick start your day right, the breakfast menu offers a selection of a craze currently taking over Japan. With each jam-packed with rice, miso soup, fresh fruits, early risers will have the choice between steamed pork, chicken, salmon, vegetarian gyoza. But wait there’s more! All day long diners will be treated to the bottomless elixir of life a.k.a green tea.

When lunch and dinner (finally) roll around, there’s no doubt The Mad Samurai will be your new go-to. If you’re after the sushi roll to end all rolls, look no further than the Mad Samurai. A jumbo serving featuring wagyu beef topped with barbecue and mayonnaise, this bad boy is definitely one for the 'gram. With all the wagyu beef farmed locally and from their very own wagyu farm down in Christchurch you can count on getting authentic flavour with every bite. 

Feeling down in the dumps? The wicked pork gyoza dumplings will only put a smile on your dial. Or, if you’re feeling particularly ballin’ opt for the crowd-pleasing wagyu meatballs in teriyaki sauce. Sweet-sour and totally binge-worthy, one taste will have you quickly planning round two. 

Because fried chicken is life, you can bet we tried the karage chicken. Just think, juicy golden and tender pieces of crunchy chicken in an epic wasabi aioli sauce.. YUM

You didn’t think we forgot about dessert, did you? Just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, we tried the house-made green tea cheesecake. Smooth, sweet and indulgent, you won’t be able to stop at just one bite. Served alongside ice cream and cream this masterpiece is definitely one for the foodie bucket list. 

Featuring a whirlwind of flavours, superb steaks and sweet treats to rave about, be sure to pay a visit to The Mad Samurai, and experience the wonder for yourself!

For more information about The Mad Sumarai, including opening hours, click here. 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

5 Best Streets for Street Food in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is so good, it’s made it’s way across the whole world. There isn’t a city you can go to in the world where you won’t find a local take on the ubiquitous pho, or traditional spring rolls. Vietnam’s southern city, Saigon, is home to some of the country’s most delicious street eats; […]

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Outstanding tours in Hoi An

by Fiona @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Vespa Adventures | http://vespaadventures.com/ Add: 134 Tran Cao Van, Hoi An Tel: • From outside Vietnam: +84 1222993585/ +84 938500997 • From within Vietnam: 01222993585/ 0938500997 Vespa Adventures offers some really interesting motorbike tours from Hoi An, and of course, on their chic-looking Vespas. The tours are varied from countryside to food tour and even …

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!

Hanoi Golden Holiday Hotel

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

With stylishly special decorated and very comfortable guest rooms, French Art restaurant on the ground floor, Hanoi Golden Holiday Hotel is an independent, family-run, modern - luxury - boutique hotel giving a genuine homely feel and impeccable service in Hanoi.

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Hanoi street food tours 5 days - Hanoi Gecko Hotel

Hanoi street food tours 5 days - Hanoi Gecko Hotel


Hanoi Gecko Hotel

This tour focuses on Vietnamese cuisine like street food culture in Hanoi with many famous specialties, besides, tourists can have some rest in Halong bay

Stickyrice

Stickyrice


Stickyrice

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

Bun Cha (grilled pork and noodles) listed top 10 best street food in the world

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Readers from National Geographic who have ever enjoyed Bun Cha (grilled pork and noodles) claim that “Awesome Vietnamese food” when finding the voted result. This voted result is based on the reviews of numerous interviewers from Fanpage of National Geographic. According to that, people who joined and voted were asked to share experience with street food from anywhere they’ve been ...

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The New Vegan Bar And Eatery You Need To Know About

The New Vegan Bar And Eatery You Need To Know About

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

Auckland, prepare to freak out. The eatery you’ve been waiting for is here. Say hello to The Butcher's Son, a one-stop shop for some of the best plant-based eats in town. 

Found on Jervois Road, this new gem is set to change the vegan food scene one scrumptious creation at a time. Brought to us by James and Louise Logan alongside Chris Kinnell The Butcher's Son features a hip modern fit-out,  boasting plenty of space adorned with cool earthy tones. From neon-lit signs to a fully stocked cabinet, it seems there’s nothing this gem can’t do!

“There’s something for everyone,” says James. “Everything is super approachable, you might not even realise we’re fully vegan.” 

He’s not wrong, a quick glance at the menu will have you spot faves including tacos, nachos, burgers and even a big breakfast! 

Currently serving breakfast and lunch, the menu is the work of head chef Angus McLean. Putting his experience of working alongside the likes of Peter Gordon and Yotam Ottolenghi to good use, the extensive menu will easily leave you spoilt for choice. 

James' top pick is the epic taco loco. Picture two corn tacos jam-packed with spicy crumbed crispy cauliflower, chipotle aioli topped with a refreshing charred pineapple salsa so good, it’ll drive you loco for sure. 

Soon to be the talk of the town is the epic beet burger. Featuring a beetroot, mushroom and tempeh patty, tangy pickles, ‘cheddar’, aioli, tomato jam all on a house-made brioche. Served alongside fries and salad, you won’t even miss the meat after a bite into this bad boy. 

Who needs to buy a house in Auckland when you can Avo Good Day? The Butcher's Son’s take on the brunch staple puts the rest to shame.  Loaded with smashed avocado, edamame, house-made beetroot sauerkraut and organic sprouts all rye, this little masterpiece is definitely one for the gram. 

Just when you think they can’t get any better, the eatery also caters for kids! From smoothie bowls to not dogs, you can rest assured even the fussiest foodies-in-training will leave with a smile on their dial. 

From house-made pressed juices to whizz-bang smoothies, you can rest assured all bevvies are freshly made to ensure you’re only slurping up the good stuff. Or, if you’re craving something a little stronger the eatery from next week onwards will also be offering a killer range of vegan craft beers, wines and cocktails. 

If you find yourself on the go, The Butcher's Son has you covered. The jam-packed cabinet features a stellar range of sweet treats from nutritionist sous chef and qualified naturopath Amy Lynn. Using only plant-based, eco-friendly packaging and napkins you can snack rest assured your eats are completely guilt-free. 

Currently serving only breakfast and lunch service, the team also plan to expand into dinner service in the near future. Keep an eye on site as we bring you the latest and greatest on all things The Butcher's Son.

With smoothie bowls, big breakfast and burgers to boot, The Butcher's Son is the approachable plant-based eatery we’ve been waiting for. We’ll catch you there! 

For more information about The Butcher's Son, including opening hours, click here. 

Image Credit: Supplied, Jaiden Bhaga

7 Best Banh mi Hanoi – TripAdvisor highly recommended

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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5 best restaurants in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

This is not really an easy list to compile, as there are many great restaurants in Saigon. In fact Saigon is famous for it’s restaurant culture and for the excellent selection of top tier restaurants. Saigon is the perfect place for excellent eateries, nestled along the Saigon river and boasting excellent weather all the year […]

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Cua Dong Street

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

Staying longer in the capital city, you will be much clearer about how the locality set the name for streets, markets or places. In the old times, based on the local square shape, residents opened five gates corresponding to different directions including Chinh Bac (North Gate), […]

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5 Must-Eat Foods in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

A walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter can quite quickly turn into an impromptu food tour thanks to the narrow alleys and bustling streets jam packed with food vendors, each offering up a dazzling variety of local flavors. And in case you didn’t already know, everything tastes better when it comes from a no-frills, hole in […]

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Free Things To Do In Auckland This February

Free Things To Do In Auckland This February

by Bella Askelund @ The A List | The Urban List

January is a financial downer: You're still recovering from the burden of Christmas presents, and that $300 a pop ticket to your New Years bash—let alone all the bills that seem to suddenly appear on January 5... but don't worry, we have your back.

Grab a pen and a calendar friends, here’s all the free things to do in Auckland this February. PSA: the end of summer has never looked so good. 

Om Community Potluck 

Back in action for 2018, the Om Community Potluck is the easiest, tastiest (and cheapest) foodie event of the season. Held on February 5, it’s BYO everything, from your own plant based dish to your cutlery and your favourite blanket to sit on. Throw together a dish from whatever you’ve got in the kitchen—hey, potato salads are vegan—and enjoy a cruisey evening filled with all the best vibes. You’ll be guaranteed to see an abundance of incredible looking dishes lining the rugs. Why is it that vegans seem to make food that’s so damn presentable? Meanwhile, we’re over here with our #basic eggs on toast.

Walk up Mount Eden 

Exercise isn’t the best free thing one can do—but it’s one that will make you feel a million dollars afterwards. If you’re stuck at home with time to spare but not dollars to spare, head to Mount Eden for a leisurely stroll. It’s the perfect inner-city escape, with a view that will blow your stresses out the front door. And, if you decide to have a YOLO moment at the top, grab a real fruit ice cream from Walt’s. They’ve got dairy free if you wanna keep with the health fix. 

2018 Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day 

Celebrate the Year of the Dog on February 3 at the 2018 Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day touching down at ASB Showgrounds. Get amongst all of the traditional festivities including the Lion/Dragon dance, cultural songs and dances, outdoor martial arts and tai chi and games for the kids. Yep, you guessed it, it’s a free event too—that is if you can hold out on all the stalls serving up the very best of Chinese cuisine… Pro tip: Have an all-you-can-eat toast competition with your BFF at home beforehand. The thought of eating will be so far from your mind, you’ll simply enjoy the cultural antics. #YoureWelcome.

Chase Waterfalls 

While TLC told us not to, sometimes it’s good to venture away from the rivers and lakes that you’re used to. Lucky for us, there are a fair few waterfalls to chase near Auckland. We’ve tested the water (falls) around the city to bring you a list of the best in Auckland. Dive in! The only cost will be a little bit of petrol but hey, that doesn’t count when you’re about to have this much fun. 

Dunkirk at Silo Park 

On February 16. head to Silo Park to watch the renowned film Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s WW2 masterpiece. Pull up one of the bean bags or bring along your picnic rug and have yourself the perfect date night under the stars. To avoid spending your hard earned dollars, pack some nibbles from home and enjoy an evening of fabulosity (for free!). It’s the perfect way to kick back and indulge in a movie night that doesn’t involve Netflix and chill. 

Waitangi Day 

For the 178th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty, Orakei Domain is celebrating the occasion with a fun day out at Okahu Bay! Waitingi Day is sorted with this free community event bringing fantastic local musicians on the main stage, all the best food stalls, an arts and crafts lane as well as a games zone for the little ones. This is one of those events that leave you feeling as proud as they come. 

Music In The Park 

The Auckland Council is hosting a bunch of epic Music In The Park events this Feb and if there's one thing for sure, it's that they are not to be missed! From Brendon Thomas and The Vibes, The Nukes and crazy good summer jam sessions, a free event has never looked so good. Chuck on your favourite festy outfit, pop a little glitter on your face and crack a cold one—you'll be reliving New Year's in a jiffy. 

Sunrise Yoga 

Sunrise yoga is back on February 7 and better than ever before because—you guessed it—it’s free! Located at the end of Queens Wharf, swap the BYO wine with a BYO yoga mat and embrace your every Zen vibe. You can’t get much better than starting the day with yoga at the seaside. Hey, you may even meet some likeminded pals while you’re there. Not bad, Auckland City, not bad. 

Auckland Art Gallery 

With more than 15,000 works of art and free entry, visiting the Auckland Art Gallery is a no brainer. The beautiful venue features ever-changing exhibitions of both local and international artists. They also regularly run both paid and free talks, so make sure you keep an eye on their website for what’s on. It’s a sure fire way to have a fab day out without breaking the bank. 

Auckland Pride Gala

The Auckland Pride Gala is bringing you the most dramatic performances and breathtakingly talented performers, as well as a secret line up of guest appearances by Rainbow community icons. Moving into its sixth year, this is New Zealand’s largest and loudest social and cultural programme of events for the Rainbow community of New Zealand! Welcome to each and every New Zealander, there are more than 10 crazy, wonderful events for you to get amongst to celebrate diversity, individuality and being proud of who you are. Runs from 2 - 18 February. 

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A look at Hanoi breakfast

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There’s no surprise when “pho”, one of the world’s most famous dishes, is chosen for the very first meal of a day of many Hanoian. Apart from dinner which is considered as a daily occasion for family gathering, breakfast is also of importance to Hanoi people. This can be seen easily when walking around streets ...

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

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Hue Egg Breakfast

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When I came to Vietnam, I overcame my aversion to breakfast. These days there would be a dietary intolerance or a term to describe the kind of antipathy I felt when I was younger. All those tedious mornings as a...

20 Things Only Parsley Haters Understand

20 Things Only Parsley Haters Understand

by Anna May @ The A List | The Urban List

Coriander haters are a privileged bunch.

Everyone understands, or at least sympathises with their detest for the food. They have their own Facebook group dedicated to their common hatred. But what about the rest of us that shudder at the mere thought of a rogue sprig of slutty parsley in our food, or worse, mouth? Where’s our political campaign to ban a piece of greenery? Not anywhere I can see right now from my comfortable spot on the couch, that’s for sure.

Sing it with me, fellow parsley haters. You know the tune.

Parsley is disgusting. It’s coriander’s bitchier, more hideous sister. She is often overlooked, but don’t let her fool you.

As a direct result, you strongly believe that ALL garnishes should be listed on menus.

Because you’ve lost count of the times when you’ve ordered a seemingly delicious dish and been met with a forest of parsley on top. Why didn’t you just sneeze on it, mate?

You’ve taken to telling people you’re allergic to it, just to ensure none of it ends up in or around your mouth.

Nothing upsets you more than biting into an innocent-looking salad and then realising those leaves were actually parsley.

And then you realise they’re all chopped up and thrown throughout your lunch because some selfish, careless hooligan went all Parsley Bae when making it.

Drunken kebabs are a minefield when it comes to the risk of tabbouleh.

“Why don’t you just pick it off?” BECAUSE I CAN STILL TASTE THE POISON, SUSAN.

The world understands, nay, sympathises with coriander haters. But parsley haters are met with confusion.

“What do you mean? It’s tasteless!” they will cry, speaking a language of the perpetually wrong.

“No, Grandma, it tastes like old grass, with notes of ruining my day”, you scream before storming out of the retirement home.

You’re considering adding “well-versed in the ability to tell flat-leaf parsley from coriander” on your CV.

You’ve reported at least five people on Instagram for posting otherwise delicious dishes that are topped with pars-*pauses to gag*-ley.

Speaking of which, you’ve seriously considered writing a strongly-worded letter to Woolies to inform them that a sprig of parsley on the steaks in their butcher counter doesn’t make them any more appealing.

Your Bumble profile specifically states that anyone who enjoys the P-Monster should immediately swipe left and then enter therapy.

You’re aware that there’s a Parsley Bay in Sydney. And you boycott it. For good reason.

People always tell you that chewing on parsley can freshen your breath.

But you tell them you’d rather smell like Hagrid’s toe cheese that chew on it like some commoner.

Green juices are mostly off limits. For many reasons, but mostly because parsley is green and it’s too much of a risk.

Remember Lurleen Lumpkin from The Simpsons? The country singer Homer manages? Whenever someone questions your hatred for parsley, think of her song, ‘No-one Understands You, But I Do’, and remember this article. Parsley haters unite.

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GREAT VIETNAMESE BREAKFAST - Hanoi Free Local Tours

GREAT VIETNAMESE BREAKFAST - Hanoi Free Local Tours


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Tell about Vietnamese breakfast of Hanoi Free Local Tours: As far as you might know, the breakfast is the most important meal in a day. It plays an indispensable role in supplying all the necessary nutrients for body for a day of hard work. It is said that a suitable breakfast will help your body create energy for a new day with vitality as well as supplement nutrients consumed after a long night. According to nutrient experts, the first meal occupies 25-30 percent of the energy sum of all day. Understanding of the significance of having a sufficient breakfast, Vietnamese […]

Auckland’s Getting A Vegetarian Dumpling Tour!

Auckland’s Getting A Vegetarian Dumpling Tour!

by Albert Cho @ The A List | The Urban List

With the colder season kicking in and Chinese New Year around the corner, Eat Auckland Food Tours is giving everyone the chance to move away from their smoothie bowls and get a taste of authentic Chinese cuisine.

The Auckland Vegetarian Dumpling Tour will be held along Dominion Road on Saturday 17th February. They will cater to all the herbivores and dairy free people out there so as many as possible can enjoy this afternoon of food and culture!

The three-hour tour will have up to almost 10 stops and won’t stop at just providing us with amazing flavours. There will be tour guides so we can learn and truly understand the history behind these traditional dishes which, in our opinion, makes the food taste that much more special. The tour kicks off at the slurpalicious Shaolin Kung Fu Noodles and finishing at the ever-popular

Just a heads up guys, the food tour does cater to all our vegetarian and dairy-free friends but the food will contain eggs and gluten ie. Not vegan.

The Deets:

What: Vegetarian Dumpling Tour

When: Saturday 17 February, 3 – 6pm

More info: here

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A visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

by Lan Dương @ Hanoi Gecko Hotel

The following guide will give you full information to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

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My Daily Food Expenses in Hanoi - Sunkissed Suitcase

My Daily Food Expenses in Hanoi - Sunkissed Suitcase


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It's easy to eat cheap or to splurge when eating in Hanoi! Here's a look at my daily food expenses in Hanoi.

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

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Hot Snail Quest

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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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Hot Snail Quest

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Hanoi travel often treats you well with happy and full stomach thanks to a wide range of delicious street food in almost every corner. As Hanoi cuisine is diverse and

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Hang Duong Street

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Belonging to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Hang Duong (Sugar) Street in Hoan Kiem District still retains its typical flavour that made it famous in Hanoi , processing and selling all kinds of sugar and sweets. Every year when people prepare for the Mid-Autumn Festival or […]

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TOP 3 Must Try Street Food In Hanoi

TOP 3 Must Try Street Food In Hanoi


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Hanoi is a street food paradise. The mazelike alleys of the tourist-heavy Old Quarter and the more traditional Truc Bach lake area are crammed with stalls and makeshift storefronts, all bearing toy-sized plastic stools and advertising what they sell with

New Opening: Bacio

New Opening: Bacio

by Jaiden Bhaga @ The A List | The Urban List

A charming new cafe has just opened its doors on Jervois Road and we couldn’t be more excited.

Say hello to Bacio (pronounced like nacho, with a b) the new kid on the block taking Ponsonby by storm. With a simple, hip fit-out, you need only follow the sweet sweet scent of freshly baked goods and mouth-watering sweet treats. A step inside will see you faced with a full table decked out with baked goods. From loaves and slices to brownies and even kisses you’ll find yourself quickly making a beeline for the deliciousness.

Brought to us by foodie extraordinaire Logan Harris, the legend has worked tirelessly to craft an epic menu and offering that’s gaining fans, fast.

“We’re a bit old-school with a lot of our cabinet food and baking,” says Logan. “We have a bit of a rustic, homemade vibe with a focus on classics done right.” 

The Italian term for ‘kiss’, it’s hard to not fall in love at first bite with Bacio's scrumptious goodies.

The front-of-house cabinet features an offering of interchanging salads, roast ham, and epic club sandwiches. From pies and pastries to quite possibly some of the best scones in town, it’s no wonder Bacio already has a number of dedicated regulars. 

That being said, the full menu is not one to miss. Our top pick is the scrumptious fried chicken burger. Just think, two perfectly steamed buns encasing golden succulent crunchy fried chicken, topped with a fresh pineapple salsa and drizzled with chipotle aioli you won’t be able to stop at just one bite. Served alongside fries and pickled onion, we’re picking this gem as a crowd favourite.

If you’re craving something a little sweet, look no further than the grilled banana bread. House-made and served with bacon, maple, mascarpone and raspberry this creation kicks your average pancake to the curb. 

For those feelin’ clean and green, the grilled halloumi and dukkah salad are for you—it's a scrumptious bowl with mushrooms, broccolini and poached egg. 

Bacon lovers, this one's for you. Atop a moreish potato hash, alongside leafy greens, slow roasted tomato and poached eggs you’ll find a thick cut rasher of bacon you can really sink your teeth into.

Roasting only Supreme coffee, this gem is sure to be your one-stop spot while on the go. Of course…what’s a morning coffee without a sweet little something? Grab a box and head to the treats table and load her up with goodies. You won’t regret it.

After a brunch at Bacio, not only will the squad be singing your praises but you’ll all leave simply wondering what you did without it! 

For more information about Bacio, including opening hours, click here. 

Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga

A Fun Stay At Vietnam Backpacker Hostel: The Downtown Hostel (Hanoi)

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

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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14 Totally Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

14 Totally Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Round up the troops—the weekend is here and it’s time to start planning if you want to get to all these wicked events! There will be no time wasted during this jam-packed weekend full of all of the good stuff, with epic theatre, a brand-new champagne and delicious dinners all on the agenda. Without further ado, here’s your handy guide to everything to do, see and eat this weekend in Auckland.

All Weekend

Dinner in the Sky

Be one of the first in the country to experience this unreal dining experience—suspended 50 metres up in the sky! Taking the world by storm, Dinner In the Sky will be one of the most iconic pop-ups of the year. Take in the views of Auckland Harbour like never before, and feast on a gastronomic treat. You could be treated to lunch by Chef Fraser Shenton of Fish, sip on cocktails by Bellini of the Hilton Hotel, or brunch away your morning—the sky’s your limit!

Where: The Cloud, Auckland CBD When: Thursday 1 February—Sunday 18 February For more info, click here.  

The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, presenting you with one of Shakespeare’s classics The Merchant of Venice. Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassiano requires one more loan to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia, unaware that when the due date comes to repay the debt, he will be gambling for his life! Full of wit, drama and disguise that Shakespeare has become legend for, this is based on the performance tradition going way back to 1614, performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians around the world.

Where: Pop Up Globe, Ellerslie When: Until Thursday 29 March For more info, click here

American Express Openair Cinemas

Back for another season of blockbusters under the stars, American Express Openair Cinemas’ movie line up is looking all too exciting! From the latest Oscar nominees to the must-see classics, there’s something for everyone. Catch the funny ladies of Hollywood in Pitch Perfect 3, treat the kids to Paddington 2, or immerse yourself in a strange new land in The Rock’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! What’s more, American Express cardholders have a range of extras like loungers and blankets they can score as a cherry on top of a perfect night!

Where: Western Springs Park, Western Springs When: Sunday 4 February—Sunday 4 March For more info, click here

Macbeth

It’s the starting weekend for this timeless tragedy put on by the masters of Shakespeare. Presented to you by the Pop-up Globe’s Southampton’s Company, this classic explores the darkest corners of the human mind, set in a world where the supernatural comes to life and the quickest way to the top is murder. Darkness, chaos and conflict will unfold through one of Shakespeare’s most haunting tragedies. Bringing together male and female actors and musicians, Southampton’s Company is Pop-up Globe’s resident mixed company and are ready to transport you 400 years back in time to see this evocative play in the space for which they were written.

Where: Pop-up Globe, Ellerslie When: Friday 9 February—Friday 30 March For more info, click here.

Friday 9 February

Bug Lab Lates

Cocktails, street foods, and… bugs? Yep, you heard that right—this adults only (a.k.a kids at heart) event starts with a complimentary cocktail and a fabulous selection of Auckland street food faves with live entertainment. Then enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s thrilling science exhibition, discovering the genius of bugs bound to fascinate and delight even the harshest bug critics and scaredy cats!

Where: Auckland Zoo, Western Springs When: Friday 9 February, 6pm—9pm For more info, click here

Labyrinth: Friday Films

It’s that time of the week again for a wonderful flick under the stars. This weekend you’ll be treated to one of the all-time classics, Labyrinth! Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connolly and a cast of the most mystical and downright weird creatures to be captured on film, this one’s not to be missed. Join Sarah’s adventure as she attempts to solve the Labyrinth in 13 hours, as you chow down on one unreal food truck offering including Crepes A Go Go, Judge Bao, Kraken Crumptes, Paella Pan, Puha & Pakeha and so much more!

Where: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter When: Friday 9 February, 4:30pm—11:30pm For more info, click here

Mardi Gras

This celebration is all about good food, good liquor and the best party. Round up your best party squad and prepare for an amazing attack by colourful beads, delicious cocktails, live music for Mardi Gras. Orleans is arguably the closest place you’ll get to the colourful streets of New Orleans, Louisiana without the hefty price tag—and dare we say it, you might have an even better time! Bringing the party with a stacked line up of music, dancers, drink and food specials, all packed into Roukai Lane’s legendary venues including Orleans, REC and Racket Bar!

Where: Orleans, Britomart When: Friday 9 February, 6pm—3am For more info, click here.

Chinese New Year Night Markets

One of Auckland’s greatest food markets is coming to Skycity to celebrate Chinese New Year! The Auckland Night Markets is bringing its scrumptious street food to the heart of Auckland, including some of the most popular stalls like Dumpling Box, Taste of Japan, Yoshi’s Sushi, and so much more! Pick and choose a delicious dinner to your heart’s content—or at least until your pants allow! Get ready for an amazing Asian feast, street food style.

Where: SKYCITY, Auckland Central When: Friday 9 February, 5pm—10pm For more info, click here.

Saturday 10 February

Takapuna Food, Wine and Music Festival

Promising a vibe like no other, Takapuna Food Wine and Music is bringing the best of this trio of goodness we all love. A taste of the music line up is looking like The Jordan Luck Band, Nathan Haines Live Band, Latin Aotearoa and Karn Hall! You’ll be dancing to all of them with few tipples from Villa Maria, Cloudy Bay, Man O War, Hallertau, Garage Project and so many more. And, your belly will be well-looked after with the delights from the likes of Miss Moonshines, Urban Escargot, Black Stag Deli, Double Dutch Fries, and The Tinman! You can even treat yourself to a next-level experience with the VIP ticket, including an exclusive zone, private bathrooms, top-shelf beverages and floating food platters!

Where: Smales Farm, Takapuna When: Saturday 10 February, 11am—7pm For more info, click here

Moveable Feast Matakana

Make a day of it in Matakana! Hosted by Matakana’s Te Rata Wine, this scrumptious festival brings some of Auckland’s best street food right to the heart of Matakana village! There’s an unreal line-up of fabulous food—where the hardest thing you’ll be doing is choosing your feast—served alongside Te Rata’s beautiful natural wines, handmade sodas and cider, as well as craft beer on tap! Hit it up after nursing your food coma from the scrummy offerings at the morning markets.

Where: Old Creamery Market, Matakana When: Saturday 10 February, 5pm—9pm For more info, click here.

Grand Cordon Launch Party

Feelin’ fancy and ready to get dancy? Champagne Mumm is bringing the celebrations as they launch Grand Cordon by Champagne Mumm for one night only at 1885 Britomart! Bringing a slew of international and local acts including ARONA MANE, Jetski Safari, BAVHU and more will keep you on that dancefloor into the hours of the early morning! Help bring Grand Cordon to life at this party of epic proportions!

Where: 1885 Britomart, Britomart When: Saturday 10 February, 10pm—3am For more info, click here.

Queens of SKYCITY

What would pride parade be without some queens gracing our presence?! Prepare to be dazzled by performances from three of New Zealand’s top drag queen entertainers: Kita Mean, Cindy of Samoa and Victoria Secretzz! This show is two hours jam-packed with glitter, hilarity and OTT costumes—just the way it should be. Sing along to some classics with these queens of pride, including YMCA and Shake Your Groove Thing!

Where: SKYCITY, Auckland CBD When: Saturday 10 February, 8pm—10pm For more info, click here.

Sunday 11 February

Car Boot Sale of the Future

Silo Park is back at it again to make our weekends epic! This Sunday brings a car boot sale, well, without the cars. Claiming to be the greatest car boot sale in history, expect big things as you rummage and rustle through trinkets, treasures and gems from the garage and beyond. It’s a guaranteed fun-filled afternoon for any market lover with something for everyone. Some of Auckland’s finest DJs will be providing the tunes, and Auckland’s fave food trucks will be providing for your belly. The food lineup includes the best from Kraken Crumpets, Temaki Truck, The Marilyn and more!

Where: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter When: Sunday 11 February, 12pm—6pm For more info, click here.

Sabato Market Day

Quickly becoming a hot favourite in Auckland’s food truck events, Sabato Market Day knows how to please an Aucklander! With loads of food truck faves on board like Very Good Dumplings, Wise Boys Burgers, Philippe’s Poutine, Double Dutch Fries, Temaki Truck and so many more, your stretchiest pants will be put to the test. Cheesemonger Calum will also be doing a Parmigiano cracking at 12:30pm which is not to be missed—it’s cheese! There will also be in-store specaisl and tastings from all your fave New Zealand suppliers for a feast of epic proportions.

Where: Sabato, Mount Eden When: Sunday 11 February, 10am—2pm For more info, click here.  

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10 Hanoi hidden specialities recommended by a local

10 Hanoi hidden specialities recommended by a local


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From rice paper rolls to sweetened desserts, these hidden foods present a balance of different and contrasting dishes of what to eat in Hanoi.

Cultural shocks you may have while traveling to Hanoi

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Here, there is something you should know before going to Hanoi in order to get preparation and avoid unexpected problems.

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Dating back to origin of mixed dishes in Hanoi

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1. Sour rice noodle Starting from a famous specialty in Cao Bang Province, the sour rice noodle becomes so familiar with Hanoi people. Like other mixed dishes, this kind of food is attractive because of the first look with deep fried potatoes, fried pork liver, pieces of sliced bacon, crunchy roasted duck, cucumber pieces, lettuce, ...

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In Vietnam, Pho Is a Breakfast Tradition Changing With the Times

In Vietnam, Pho Is a Breakfast Tradition Changing With the Times


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How a rustic soup reveals the culinary rhythms of a nation.

Explore the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay

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Below is the list of 5 famous caves you should note to explore before travel to Halong Bay.

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Top 5 Vietnam’s islands that worth a visit

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The following are the top paradise islands for both domestic and international tourists to enjoy the tranquil escape and stay close to nature at best in Vietnam. Let’s check!

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21 Epic Play Dates For Grown-Ups

21 Epic Play Dates For Grown-Ups

by Nina Franklin @ The A List | The Urban List

Remember when your mum used to tell you not to grow up too fast? “Enjoy being a kid!” she’d say and you were all like…“yeah, yeah mum.” Well, we bet you wish you had listened to her now, because let’s face it, sometimes being an adult sucks! With all the pressures and responsibilities that come along with being a grown-up, sometimes you just gotta take off your adult hat and indulge your inner kid.

So, to help you do just that, we’ve come up with 20 play date ideas for you and your pals, that will have you forgetting about your day-to-day stresses and feeling like a big little kid in no time.

So, leave the kids at home, shut that laptop and go and have some fun. Go on, you deserve it!

#1 Laser Tag

Nothing gets the LOL’s rolling out quite like running around a room decked in armour and shooting at your mates with laser guns. Luckily for us, Auckland has a bunch of laser tag establishments. You can check them out here, here and here!

#2 Tree Adventures

Not only is this activity super fun but it’s great exercise and will test your hand-eye coordination, too! Tree Adventures courses range from three to 14-metres off the ground and are set to get the blood pumping. Head out to West Auckland’s Woodhill Forest to check it out.

#3 Odyssey Sensory Maze

Tucked away in the basement of the Metro building on Auckland’s Queen Street is Odyssey Sensory Maze, a super fun and interactive journey. The maze will challenge all of your senses as you make your way through different rooms. Check them out here!

#4 Escape Rooms

This physical adventure game is another great idea for a group date with your pals. You’ll be put into a locked room and to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape. These rooms are fun, interactive, get your brain pumping and Auckland has many to experience! 

#5 Karaoke

Who doesn’t love a bit of karaoke—especially after a cocktail or two?! Hit up The Vodka Room, for starters. It’s classy, has great food AND has more than 150 different types of vodka behind the bar! This place is guaranteed to set you up for a super fun night out! Or, make your way through our list of the best places for karaoke in Auckland. 

#6 Spookers

Keen for a bit of a scare? Situated out in the former psychiatric hospital, Kingseat, you’ll find Spookers, a super fun but super scary haunted house attraction. Spookers will get the screams happening, the blood pumping and all the LOL’s for sure.

#7 Fly A Jet

Ever wanted to fly a plane? Well, now you can…well, kind of! Fly A Jet Flight simulator is an Auckland attraction where you can sit in a simulator and feel like you’re flying a real-life plane with realistic day and night-time visuals as well as real-time weather and flight condition reports. And the best part? No experience necessary!

#8 Virtual Reality Studio

Fancy yourself a bit of a gamer? Get your buds together and check out the Virtual Reality Studio, where you can choose different rooms with different gaming experiences, including virtual reality headset games and a retro room-filled with ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s era games!

#9 Blastacars

Another one to get the blood pumping. Unlike other go carts, Blastacars are designed to be drifted., Hand crafted and are super-fast, it’s perfect for the adrenaline junkie in you.

#10 Comedy Night

Laughter certainly is the best medicine and the perfect way to de-stress from all of those adult responsibilities. For a fun night out with your pals, head into the city, grab a bite to eat and a drink (of course) then head on in for one of the Comedy Club’s comedy nights. They’re a laugh and a half!

#11 Rainbows End Night Sessions

Grab your friend and head along to the funnest place in Auckland…… Rainbows End. And, if you’re wanting to avoid large school groups and loooooong waits in lines, then check out one of their night sessions for all the action after dark!

#12 Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy

We’ve all seen it catapulting people into imminent fear on the corner of Victoria and Albert Street….so why not pluck up the courage to actually try the Sky Screamer Reverse Bungy? What better way than to make you lose your shit and feel like a big little kid all over again. Check it out here.

#13 Bungy Jumping

Another one for adrenaline junkies. Bungy jumping off the Harbour Bridge is the perfect adult play date for you and your bud. What better way than to unleash your inner child and forget about all the stresses of adult life than facing your fears and throwing yourself off a bridge? Go on, we dare ya!

#14 Sky Diving

And if you’re going to bungy jump, then why not take it a step further and jump out of a plane? Sky diving is a must-do for everyone. So, pluck up the courage and give it a try. It might just be the ideal way to make you forget about your adult woes and we can guarantee you’ll have so much fun doing it!

#15 Ponsonby Pool Hall

Beers and pool. It’s a simple yet easy way to take a load off and have some fun with your mates. Open seven days a week and open late, duck in after a long day at work. Check them out here.

#16 Paintball

Paintball is another adventure game that promises to get the adrenaline pumping and the laughter flowing and with plenty of adventure courses scattered around Auckland, you’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice. Take a group of friends and get amongst it with a paintball adventure! Check out the options here, here and here.

#17 Arena 149

This is a simulated military action game, set across a 2000-square-foot warehouse space in West Auckland. Another great way to unleash your inner child and what’s more fun than running around, shooting at your mates!? Check them out here.

#18 Cork And Canvas

If you’re not so much of an adrenaline junkie and looking for a little more relaxed mate date, then check out Cork and Canvas! It’s a paint and wine night, where you can drink to your heart’s content while unleashing your inner artist. Auckland’s Cork and Canvas nights are hosted at REC bar in Britomart.

#19 24-Hour Driving Range

Feelin’ a bit frustrated? Why not head out to the 24-hour driving range and bash some balls around!? It’s a wonderful way to de-stress and have a laugh with your mates at the same time.

#20 Go White Water Rafting

Get your adrenaline pumping at Vector Wero in Manukau. The epic whitewater park offers white water rafting, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. It’s also home to an exhilarating 4.5-metre waterfall and guess what? You can totally raft down it!

#21 AWOL Adventures

Our final pick for your fun-filled adult playdate is AWOL Adventures. This canyoning adventure is in Piha and has different levels with abseils, jumps, caves and waterfalls to explore. You can choose to do a half day, a full day or a night time trip, with gear and training included.

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The 5 Must Try Dishes in Hanoi - Breakfast Edition!

The 5 Must Try Dishes in Hanoi - Breakfast Edition!


The Christina's Blog

A good breakfast means a good day ahead. Here are our choices for the 5 must try dishes in Hanoi. Addresses and some recipes provided!

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 [...]

Half day tour with the old quarter and french quarter

by cuongnguyen @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

We picked guest up to go the old quarter, they are a young couple from Isreal. We took them to visit famous locations, we had a nice day with them together and had a lot of stories relegion >> Hanoi the old quarter tour >> Hanoi war sites tour Picked up I arrived no 50

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Hang Gai Street

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

Hang Gai Street is the best place in Hanoi to shop for high quality, fashionable silk materials, traditional Vietnamese apparel, and home furnishings. Also known as Silk Street, the entirety of this 300 metre-long street is lined with fashion boutiques and local tailor shops that have […]

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Tạm Biệt, Hanoi!

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

When we said goodbye to Hanoi, it wasn't merely the end of another 91 day adventure. We were putting an end to six months in Vietnam. That is a serious chunk of time, and it really affected us. While packing our suitcases, our emotions were all over the place; there was both sadness and contentment, relief and regret, fulfillment and pride. I guess we were just feeling.

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Phu Quy – sparkling island of Vietnam

by Lan Dương @ Hanoi Gecko Hotel

Located about 120km away from Phan Thiet City, Phu Quy is a pristine and sparkling island like its name. It impresses visitors not only with its beautiful and pristine scenery, but also with its people’s hospitality. Don't hesitate, let's take your backpack then go!

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Top 5 most popular fruits in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One thing that Vietnam has to offer is fruit. This is very nearly the perfect place to grow fruit with the abundant sunlight and moist, tropical air, it’s a fruit growers paradise. All the tropical fruits are found here, and many fruits that are only found in South East Asia as well. There are even […]

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Vegan in Vietnam - Plantbased Pixie

Vegan in Vietnam - Plantbased Pixie


Plantbased Pixie

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

Bun Moc

by admin @ Eating Hanoi!

Bún Mọc My #1 favorite breakfast in Hanoi – maybe anywhere in Vietnam! A small bún mọc shop on the west side of Ta Hien Street, 4 or 5 doors north of the intersection with Luong Ngoc Quyen.

Highlights of Sapa and Halong Bay 6 days

by Lan Dương @ Hanoi Gecko Hotel

The north of Vietnam is home to three treasures, Hanoi, the ‘Paris of the Orient’, the richly cultural hill tribe town of Sapa, and the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay.

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Know the foods – Where to go

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

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

5 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.

Vietnamese Street Food: A way of Life for Millions

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is famous throughout the world, here in Vietnam it is simply a way of life. The vast majority of the indigenous population eat on the streets every day. In recent years government intervention has resulted in higher hygiene standards and a general improvement in the way the food is presented. Generally speaking […]

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Xoi - food for breakfast in Hanoi - Hanoiboutiquehotels

Xoi - food for breakfast in Hanoi - Hanoiboutiquehotels


Hanoiboutiquehotels

Wandering around Vietnam’s streets early in the morning, travellers can easily catch sight of Xoi street vendors. Xoi is one of the most popular Vietnamese “fast food”.

Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi

Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi


slightly astray

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a food post, huh. Which is really weird considering that our travels are so food-centric. Looking back through my archives, I’ve only writte…

US Office

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Tel: +1 415 434 4015

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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...

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...

10 #Fitspo Health Nuts To Follow On Instagram RN

10 #Fitspo Health Nuts To Follow On Instagram RN

by Rosie Gregory @ The A List | The Urban List

If we're going to spend five hours a day on our phone, we might as well spend a couple of those stalking some #fitspo bosses and *trying* to get motivated. We're a bit over the photo-shopped, booty shots touting yet another brand of protein shaker, so this year, we’re all about following relatable, positive and uplifting peeps in our feeds.

From the resident big names to micro influencers changing up the online scene, here is our list of the top fitspo Instagram accounts to follow right now.  

Sarah’s Day

Handle: @sarahs_day Follow for: Pure Positivity, Holistic Fitness And Lols.

She’s YouTube's holistic health princess and with a devoted #sezzysquad of 360k following her every move on Insta, this lifestyle and fitness star will make you want to put down the chocolate and reach for a bliss ball. From her HIIT workout e-book to teaming up with The Health Lab to release her own range of protein balls, this is one fit chick on a mission to inspire—all while keeping up a wild sense of humour and refreshingly positive outlook. Always aiming to stay relatable and down to earth, she has also been documenting her struggles with hormonal health issues lately and we love her even more for it.

 

And this, my sissy’s... THIS is how I maintain my healthy diet. Sure I overeat and struggle with portion control every now and then, but I genuinely LOVE my diet and get excited over food. I hear so many people opening up about their struggles in sticking to their ‘diet’ or trying to eliminate junk food. I used to think that eating healthy just meant chicken, greens and brown rice ����‍♀️ #yawwwwnnn I eat a highly Paleo, plant-based diet which changes with the season and whatever produce is available. I love trying new veggies, fruits and salad combos to keep it fresh and exciting! Pretty much every ingredient here is classified as a superfood in its own right. Purple cabbage and cacao nibs are loaded with antioxidants which fight free radicals and promote cell regeneration. Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds will help bring a radiant glow to your skin and the salted caramel @loving_earth chocolate which is predominantly virgin cacao butter, an ingredient known to help prevent aging, skin issues and hair loss (I actually use raw cacao butter in the shower as a full body moisteriser ����) If you’re feeling demotivated or bored with your healthy diet, I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and try a brand new vegetable or fruit. Enjoying your meals and being excited about food is honestly the one major tip I could give you in terms of maintaining a healthy diet✨

A post shared by Sarah (@sarahs_day) on Jan 27, 2018 at 8:43pm PST

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Hotel Boss Singapore Review

by Tilda Y @ Holidays.SG

Hotel Boss Review Summary Hotel Boss is one of the latest additions in the city centre, and offers budget-conscious travellers an affordable choice without compromising on full hotel services and facilities. Nestled right in the middle of Singapore’s cultural enclaves, Kampung Glam (Arab Street) and Little India, Hotel Boss is an ideal spot for business […]

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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 [...]

How to enjoy street food in Hanoi?

by Lan Dương @ Hanoi Gecko Hotel

We explore the popular dishes that can be found on the streets of Hanoi and places where you can sample them.

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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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The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

Bun Bo Nam Bo – 67 Hang Dieu Street

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

It’s not just that the main dish served here of bun bo nam bo is quintessentially street food, but the environment and atmosphere of the restaurant are typical of a local lunch-time venue: it’s loud, it’s crowded, there’s rubbish all over the floor, the tables are […]

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Top Things to do in Hanoi

by Hanoifreelocaltours @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Here’s the Thing About Eating Dog in Vietnam…

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

Before arriving, we'd read a lot about the Vietnamese penchant for chowing down on "man's best friend". However, during our three months in Saigon, we hadn't seen a single plate of dog being offered anywhere, and decided the stories were exaggerated. But it turns out that, in the north, they do eat dog. And it's not exactly uncommon.

WARNING: This article contains an image of a dead, cooked dog.

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LittleMousyCanCook

by noreply@blogger.com (Nhung Duong) @ Vietnamese traditional food blog

As a truly food lover, I have an intense passion for cooking. My aspiration is to bring cooking lovers together to share experience, recipe and valuable techniques. Food is not about a physical thing but it relates to the spiritual world where we seek for absolute satisfaction and enjoyment. For me, to cook a delicious dish is to conquer a summit of achievement and perfection.


Little Mousy Can Cook is where I introduce you my favorite dishes from all over the world, especially Vietnamese cuisine, together with some techniques that I have learned and collected from experience and other sources. This page may also act as a guide book for any foreigners who wish to visit interesting places and enjoy Vietnamese specialties. Hope you like and support me by giving comments for my every post. Thanks in advance!

Discover places near Ha Noi for New Year’s Festival

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Lots of ecological resorts not only have a splendid landscape but also a perfect place to have fun and relax. Visiting here, you have chances to discover nature surrounding or daily life of local people. They’re interesting destinations to enjoy in a holiday. Places which are showed below are really appropriate for a 2-3 day ...

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Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

Vietnamese breakfast in Hanoi | VIVID Travel

Vietnamese breakfast in Hanoi | VIVID Travel


VIVID Travel

Get out early for this walking tour of Hanoi. You’ll stop for delicious coffee and traditional Pho before touring Hanoi’s sights on foot.

Hanoi’s Weather

by admin @ Eating Hanoi!

  DOES VIETNAM HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST CORRUPTION RATINGS IN THE WORLD? Ahhhhh …  Let’s Talk about the Weather   🙂 To best understand Hanoi’s weather, it’s important to consider the interplay of HEAT, RAIN, and the amount of  SUNSHINE each month. (NOTE FOR EXAMPLE: Little rain in Hanoi in January through April, but [...]

Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

Horoscopes | Your Co(s)mic Week Ahead

by Gen Phelan @ The A List | The Urban List

Hey guys, this just in: following the Last Quarter Moon, the stars are pointing to a serious crisis of consciousness. Ga-reat. With V-Day just around the corner, the cosmos are plotting some total eclipses (of the heart). Wanna know what else is in store? We’ve got a few ideas...

Aries

Okay, Aries, enough is enough. It’s time to stop putting off that dentist appointment, and those Euro2k18 accom bookings, and that call you never returned from last month. Procrastination station, so long.

Taurus

When an opportunity arises, a true Taurus grabs it by the horns. Take a stand, and kiss the spectating duties goodbye. It’s been too long—get your head back in the game.

Gemini

You can’t be everyone’s everything, Gems. We get it, you’re only trying to help, but what’s ‘helping’ your nearest and dearest is inadvertently bringing you down. Throw a life jacket into the water instead of jumping right in. People treading water will only drag you down with them.  

Cancer

Nothing seems to be holding your attention span for too long, and TBH, you’re acting kinda Crabby. It’s time to stop fighting the restlessness, Cancerians. Let your hair down. We know you want to.

Leo

Leos, put that pride aside. We get that this is no mean feat for you guys. But, if you’d just admit to the emotions that you’re so damn determined to suppress, a flood of relief will come your way.

Virgo

They’re not worth your time, Virgo. We’re here to remind you that love is a two-way street, not a battlefield. Stop selling yourself short when second-best has never been your style.  

Libra

Libra, look at you go! Those New Year’s resolutions are being ticked off at lightning speed. You’re emanating positive vibes right now, and they’re contagious. Just don’t get complacent, keep hustling.

Scorpio

Scorpio, how does a getaway sound? A week, a weekend, or perhaps even a night away from the hustle and bustle of Big City Life could give you the fresh perspective you’ve been so wistfully longing for. Roaaaaad trip.

Sagittarius

You’re lacking inspiration, Sags. Settling back into the groove of work this year has left you feeling a little uninspired. You’ve maxed out on your coffee intake by 10am each day for the past fortnight. It’s time to chase a new perspective.

Capricorn

Tidy space, tidy mind. It’s a mantra you’ll need to adopt if there’s any hope of making it through that colossal to-do list you have mounting. Inhale. Exhale. Ensure your surroundings are in top shape before embarking on your next day of work.

Aquarius

Ctrl + Alt + Del the negative opinions bringing you down. If you keep listening to what everyone else is telling you to do/say/feel, you’re going to lose sight of what really matters to you most. March to your own drum, Aquarius. 

Pisces

Pisces, you’re all work no play. Get back into the groove of that favourite hobby. Your ‘pause’ turned into fully-fledged retirement from doing what you love. The call to action? Find a new outlet, or rekindle an old passion. 

Image credit: Gabrielle Stjernqvist

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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Most delicious “Banh Mi” in Hanoi Old Quarter tourists can taste

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

Voted as one of the best street food in the world, in the journey to discover Hanoi, travelers do not forget to taste the bread here.

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Welcome

Welcome


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Voted “Best Sandwich Shop” – The Washington Post

Trends in der Entwicklungsgeschichte von Webdesign.

by thuha @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

Aktuellen Techniken zur Erstellung von Websites – Trends im Webdesign – sind eine der gefragtesten Objekte der Resümee. Die Vielfalt der gestalterischen Ansätze, die Verfügbarkeit allgemein anerkannter (oder umgekehrt fragwürdiger) Benchmarks ferner eine recht helle Tatkraft geben Analysten immer wieder heisse Denkanstöße. Internet, vor allem in Russland, entwickelt sich schnellstens, und ein klares Verständnis der

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Stock Photo - Woman frying egg for a street food breakfast, Hanoi

Stock Photo - Woman frying egg for a street food breakfast, Hanoi


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Download this stock image: Woman frying egg for a street food breakfast, Hanoi - CXH2F5 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

Auckland’s Getting An Oyster Festival!

Auckland’s Getting An Oyster Festival!

by Grace Noles @ The A List | The Urban List

We all know Aucklanders have impeccable taste and one thing we go crazy for is some damn good seafood. So, we’re sure you’ll be stoked to find out an oyster festival is hitting our shores very soon.

March 1st marks the start of Bluff oyster season in New Zealand and Auckland’s Nourish Group believes that is something to celebrate­­—and so do we! The Princes Wharf festival will be happening throughout March with events and special offers happening in downtown Auckland.

Teaming up with some legendary restuarants along the likes of Euro, The Culpeper, Coley & Punch, and The Crab Shack, Nourish Group is bringing us all-you-can-eat oysters, bargain priced dozens, live music, masterclasses, and more.

Kicking off the festival will be The First Haul: All You Can Eat Bluff Oysters on Friday 2nd of March at Euro. But don’t worry, if you don’t catch this one each restaurant will have specials running every day of March along with extra special events popping up throughout the festival.

Get shucking team!

The Deets:

What: An Oyster Festival happening right here in Auckland!

When: 1st March – 31st March  

Vietnamese Theatre: A Traditional Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

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

The water puppet show in Hanoi is a representation of a traditional Vietnamese theatre show that dates back centuries.

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5 best buffet restaurants in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the most popular restaurants in Vietnam is the buffet. A restaurant where you can go and choose from a variety of food all laid out on different tables. You can eat as much as you want and there is usually quite a lot of food to choose from. There are different buffets, seafood […]

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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 […]

What Your Favourite Summer Drink Says About You

What Your Favourite Summer Drink Says About You

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

As Ghandi once said, Friday knockoffs are the window to the soul. It’s the perfect opportunity to size up a potential date or m8, because you can tell a lot about a person from what bev they choose to wrap their lips around in the warmer months. Something flat? Something bubbly? Something brewed? Something aged? Are they living at home? Do they have a successful career? Would they be comfortable sharing a bowl of beer battered chips? Have they done a murder? We can answer all of these important questions and more.

Don’t believe us? Read on.

Rosé In A Can

When people ask you what three things you’d take to a desert island, you’re the kind of person who says ‘a speedboat, a life jacket and a mobile phone’. You floss twice a day, you stay on the line to answer short customer support surveys and you take coffees back when they’re not made with skim milk. If your dog needed surgery, you’d take a day to first way up if the return on investment was worth it and you once sent a video of a cop car driving through a pedestrian crossing on your street to the Federal Police.

Aperol Spritz

You got back from your gahp yaah four years ago and everyone hates you now because you still can’t sit through dinner without bringing up all the huts you built and ‘theoretical’ lives you saved in 2014. You once took someone else’s dog home from the supermarket because you thought it was yours and you have ‘Not all those who wonder are lost’ tattooed on your collarbone and your friends are too scared to tell you it’s spelt wrong.

Frosé

In year 4 you had the biggest Beanie Kids collection at your school, you once got a lifetime ban from Club Penguin for excessive swearing and you got your belly button pierced at sixteen after seeing Britney Spears’ music video ‘Lucky’. When you’re not calling Spark to contest phone bills you definitely deserve, you’re either Googling ‘how to get abs in two weeks’ or vehemently defending Taylor Swift on Instagram.

Espresso Martini

You’ve been to court over rental bond disputes on more than three occasions, you once won $300 on The Edge and you insist on calling your parents by their first names in social situations. When you’re not at home watching Charmed and eating hummus and carrots, you’re misspelling your favourite beverage as ‘expresso martini’ in your Insta-story every Saturday night.

Craft Beer

You can’t tell the difference between a lager and a pale ale, but you once ordered a cappuccino at a Maccas drive-thru and you’re still getting shit for it from your friends. Behind closed doors you enjoy reading tennis players’ autobiographies, playing internet poker and doing ‘girls pushups’ in front of the hallway mirror while your mum’s at the supermarket. Technically your family doesn’t know you dropped out of uni in 2013, but you’re hedging your bets on it being a funny anecdote you’ll bring up at Christmas in fifteen years.

Frozen Margarita

Recently you entered into a new relationship but you’re considering ending it because you miss getting messages from strangers on Tinder. When you go on your annual week-long holiday to the Bay of Islands with ‘the girls’, you leave your ragdoll Theresa six cans of cat food in a mixing bowl. Your biggest crime to date is regularly scanning avocados through as white seedless grapes at the New World self-checkout. You still haven’t realised that they’re triple the price per kilo.

A Shoey

You’ve had Mi Goreng and a piece of toast for dinner every night for the last four years. Two years ago you were on Today Tonight because you swapped all the welcome mats in your street. You currently hold the Asia-Pacific record for the most cans of Fanta drunk in one hour, you’ve had the chicken pox three times and technically you never received your pen license.

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Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away FREE Doughnuts Today!

Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away FREE Doughnuts Today!

by Bella Ramdhanie @ The A List | The Urban List

If there’s something we appreciate here at The Urban List, it’s mouth-wateringly good food. So, we’re incredibly pleased to share with you the news that has made our day… while we've heard all the rumours, it's now official: the famously epic Krispy Kreme will be gracing our shores, giving us the chance to experience the delish doughnuts for ourselves.

And, even more exciting is that today they're giving away FREE doughnuts today! Ummm...what is this deliciousness? According to their Facebook page, they've teamed up with Ford and will be handing out the Original Glazed Doughnut near Victoria Park between 12 and 1pm and then again at Quay St between 4pm and 6pm. YUM!

The first New Zealand Krispy Kreme joint will be located in Manukau and will be opening its glorious doors at 8am, Wednesday 28th of February.

“Once our renowned Krispy Kreme ‘Hot Now’ sign is switched on, our Auckland store will be open for business,” says CEO of Krispy Kreme, Andrew McGuigan. “Customers can expect to enjoy the authentic Krispy Kreme experience—warm, melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts, barista-crafted coffee and much more.”

Making the opening even more exciting (if humanly possible) the store will offer Aucklanders not only the new retail shop but a drive-through. Yes, you read that correctly. A. Drive. Through. Struggling to get out of your beloved pajamas on Sunday will no longer remain a problem. So, the doughnuts will be made fresh, daily from its on-site factory, and you have the heavenly option to drive by to get your hands on one.

Sweeten up your Sunday by attending the opening of the year! Be sure to get there early, these are doughnuts worth waiting for and the store will be expecting one hell of a crowd!

THE DEETS:

What: Krispy Kreme Opening

Where: 3 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau

When: 8am – Late, Sunday 28 February 

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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You Can Now Get Cheese And Wine Delivered To Your Door—Life #Goals

You Can Now Get Cheese And Wine Delivered To Your Door—Life #Goals

by Albert Cho @ The A List | The Urban List

Wine and cheese is a combo that is SO right, it’s on the same level as milk and cookies. But wine and cheese might have become a little better now that Picnic Box delivers it straight to your doorstep.

Whether you need to spice up a date, host an event or just have a mad craving for the godly combo, Picnic Box has a huge range of different platters of premium quality food and beverages on their website for you to choose from.

Not a savoury kind of person? No worries, they’ve got fudge and brownies for those with a sweet-tooth as well. Also, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, they can even deliver a bouquet of flowers!

On behalf of all the cheese lovers and lazy people out there, we’d like to take a little moment to thank the people from Picnic Box for blessing us with their service and for making our lives easier.

The Deets:

What: Cheese and wine delivered to your door

Where: Auckland

More info:  Check out their range and place an order 

Hello!

by thuha @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

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The best food and drink in Queenstown, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Eat the best food in Queenstown and Arrowtown with this guide. Featuring everything from food truck tacos to winery lunches, you'll find something you like!

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Portraits of Inle

by ICS Travel Group @ ICS Travel Group

After breakfast board a boat and cruise to Kyay Sar Kone village on the western bank of Inle Lake. Meet with artisan boat builder U Than Hla. His building techniques have been passed down through the generations and U Than Hla is now teaching his son these traditional skills. In the same village, meet Ma […]

Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

It’s the go-to lunch for many Hanoians, worth braving the stifling humidity, the hazardous road crossing, and definitely worth fighting for space on a little plastic stool. Bun Cha has become synonymous with Hanoi gastronomy culture, even more so since former U.S. President Barrack Obama was famously pictured chowing down on a bowl of his […]

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Orthorexia Resources

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

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

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The Zoological Museum of Hanoi University

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

Walking around the streets of Hanoi, it's impossible not to wonder how many treasures the city has locked away, safely out of the view of tourists. One of the most interesting we discovered is a colonial-era zoological collection on the second floor of the Hanoi University science building.

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The old quarter tour

by cuongnguyen @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

I had an old quarter tour with four guests but it doesn’t matter. Because they are friendlyand funny. They want to discover around the world together. Thatday i took them to visit the old quarter >> Hanoi war sites tour >> Hanoi half day tour the old quarter Picked up I came to the hostel on

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Hanoi war sites tour

by cuongnguyen @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

In the morning of November 25th,2016, I had a tour with two guests from Germany. We together discovered war sites tour .Next, we were to sightseeing the old quarter area >> Hanoi Half day tour the old quarter >> French quarter half day tour Picked ups I went to their hotel early 15 minutes … we

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Luong Ngoc Quyen Street

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

Luong Ngoc Quyen Street is in the Old Quarter of Hanoi with a lengthe of 334m. It is in the border of the Hang Buom Ward, HoanKiem District, Hanoi. This the land of the old UuNhat and NguVong hamlet, ThoXuong district. There has been none left […]

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In Defence of Processed Foods

by Pixie @ Plantbased Pixie

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

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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 …

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...

Rooftop Bars in Hanoi

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

With its smaller, more historic downtown, Hanoi doesn't have quite as many rooftop bars as Saigon. But there are still options... and over the course of 91 days, we discovered some great places to get a birds-eye view of Vietnam's capital.

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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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The H’mong Opium Palace

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

Halfway between the Thấm Mã Pass and the Lũng Cú Flagpole, we made a stop at the Opium Palace of the H'mong. We were pretty excited about this. Of all the places which we've visited in our years of travel, almost none of them have had a name as intriguing as the "Opium Palace of the H'mong".

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The Dangers of Traveling in Vietnam

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

In seven years on the road, Jürgen and I had never once used our travel insurance. With all the adventures we've had, from an encounter with quicksand in Bolivia to paragliding in Macedonia, that's a great track record. But in Vietnam, the streak came to a definitive end.

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Appreciate Advice For Women Is Much Exclusive of Men’s

by thuha @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

Both women and men handle their friendly and even romantic relationships in different ways. Men usually try to avoid obtaining too emotional, while females actively make things too much personal. That’s why there is particular relationship advice for women available. There are just some things that didn’t even make sense to men that makes perfect

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Internet globe going out with Tips For Single Men

by thuha @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

Anyone who has been involved with speed internet dating will tell you that it is unquestionably an experience. Some singles have a very good lot of fun with speed dating and participate constantly so that they can meet new people to share fun experiences by means of. Simply go with the expectancy that you may

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT VIETNAM?

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

One of the safest and cheapest destinations in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is an incredible year-round destination. Whether you are traveling solo or with friends, this is definitely a place that you wouldn’t want to miss. Below here, we have prepared a detail article for you to know when are the best time to visit each region of our country. Northern Vietnam Hanoi Hanoi has 4 seasons with each season had its own traits of beautiful. Summer... read more

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Top 5 delicious vegetables in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Water spinach- morning glory (Rau Muong) Water spinach is the most common vegetable in Vietnam as the tropical climate creates favorable conditions for its growth and the veggie does not require much care. Water spinach has become an integral ingredient in some Vietnamese cuisines such as sautéed garlic spinach. In the south, morning glory is […]

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Places to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Hanoi, Vietnam.

Street Food Guide: Harbin, China

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Harbin City in the Heilongjiang Province of China probably isn’t the first place you think for street food. It is most well known for the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival – which is INCREDIBLE – but on your way through town I highly recommend the street food. There aren’t any restaurant foods that are must-tries,

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21 Fantastic Things To Do In Auckland This February

21 Fantastic Things To Do In Auckland This February

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Peel yourself away from the air-conditioning and iced Americanos, because February is here looking like all kinds of wonderful. We hope you’re ready for another scorcher of a month, and we’re not just talking about just the temperatures, either—there’s so much to see and do and they’re all guaranteed to be mind-blowingly epic. From an extravagant fortnight of Rainbow pride, both vegan and meat-lover celebrations, to more festivals than you ever thought possible, Auckland is coming to life this month. You’re sure to find something for everyone, so get ready for a wild and wonderful February ahead!

Vegan Truck Stop | 1 February

Can you say best start to the month ever? La Cigale is back for another epic Vegan Truck Stop for all you plant-based foodies—but even the biggest steak lovers are guaranteed a scrumptious feed here! Explore some of the finest food trucks dishing up 100% vegan, plant-based goodness for one night, with live music and a bar to boot. The line up is looking nothing short of spectacular, with trucks like Mama Tahina, Otherside, Wise Boys Burgers, Double Dutch Fries and so many more to get excited about!

Dinner in the Sky | 1 February—18 February

Be one of the first in the country to experience this unreal dining experience—suspended 50 metres up in the sky! Taking the world by storm, Dinner In the Sky will be one of the most iconic pop-ups of the year. Take in the views of Auckland Harbour like never before, and feast on a gastronomic treat. From Wednesday to Sunday, you’ll have the choice from seven flights all by different Auckland hospitality heroes, including Simon Gault, Fraser Shenton and Phil Clark! This is taking brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails on a whole new level… literally!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | 1 February—31 March

Auckland summer staple Pop Up Globe is back for another stand out season! Regarded as Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will enchant you with side-splitting comedy with a dash of beautiful poetry only Shakespeare could achieve. Fusing Jacobean costumes, lyrical poetry with Maori folklore and language, Pop-up globe introduces this flagship production to you with pride. Transport back 400 years into the past and sit amongst the space the plays they were written, whether its your first time or hundredth, it’ll be a night to remember.

Zirka Circus | 1 February—6 February

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores! Their new show Send in the Clowns is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance! Whether you’re all about the action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful ballet, there is something for everyone in this stellar show! This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family to love.

The Merchant of Venice | 2 February—29 March

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, presenting you with one of Shakespeare’s classics The Merchant of Venice. Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassiano requires one more loan to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia, unaware that when the due date comes to repay the debt, he will be gambling for his life! Full of wit, drama and disguise that Shakespeare has become legend for, this is based on the performance tradition going way back to 1614, performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians around the world.

American Express Openair Cinemas | 2 February—4 March

Back for another season of blockbusters under the stars, American Express Openair Cinemas’ movie line up is looking all too exciting! From the latest Oscar nominees to the must-see classics, there’s something for everyone. You’ll get to catch I, Tonya, Thor Ragnarok, Pitch Perfect 3, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and so many more over a pizza and a wine (or two!). What’s more, American Express cardholders have a range of extras like loungers and blankets they can score as a cherry on top of a perfect night!

Auckland Pride Gala | 2 February—18 February

The Auckland Pride Gala is bringing you the most dramatic performances and breathtakingly talented performers, as well as a secret line up of guest appearances by Rainbow community icons! Moving into its sixth year, this is New Zealand’s largest and loudest social and cultural programme of events for the Rainbow community of New Zealand! Welcome to each and every New Zealander, there are more than 10 crazy, wonderful events for you to get amongst to celebrate diversity, individuality and being proud of who you are. 

2018 Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day | 3 February

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at this the 2018 Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day touching down at ASB Showgrounds! Get amongst all of the traditional festivities including the Lion/Dragon dance, cultural songs and dances, outdoor martial arts and tai chi and games for the kids! And, we know you’re holding out for deets on the food—you’ll be stoked to hear that there will be more than 200 (!) stalls serving up Chinese delicacies, traditional New Year groceries, as well as arts and crafts! This is a FREE event for you to learn more about Chinese culture here in our city over food, performances and presentations! 

Waitangi Day | 6 February

On the 178th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty, Orakei Domain is celebrating the occasion with a fun day out at Okahu Bay! Waitingi Day is sorted with this FREE community event bringing fantastic local musicians on the main stage, as well as delish food stalls, an arts and crafts lane as well as a games zone for the little ones! Learn more about the Treaty and how it shaped New Zealand today with the mobile Treaty exhibition from Auckland Museum. 

The Another Frickin’ Festival Auckland Showcase | 8 February

Yep, that’s right—it’s Another Frickin’ Festival, and a bloody good one at that! Presented by Comedy Central and hosted at the ASB Theatre, keep the laughs going at one of the hottest comedy tickets of the year! Providing you with enough belly laughs to skip a core session, this show is filled to the brim with the most talented international and local comedians. Featuring Alice Snedden, Guy Montgomery, Ray Badran, Rose Matafeo and more, round up the crew for big night of frickin’ comedy!

Mardi Gras | 9 February

This celebration is all about good food, good liquor and the best party. Round up your best party squad and prepare for an amazing attack by colourful beads, delicious cocktails, live music for Mardi Gras. Orleans is arguably the closest place you’ll get to the colourful streets of New Orleans, Louisiana without the hefty price tag—and dare we say it, you might have an even better time! Bringing the party with a stacked line up of music, dancers, drink and food specials, all packed into Roukai Lane’s legendary venues including Orleans, REC and Racket Bar!

Takapuna Food, Wine and Music Festival | 10 February

Promising a vibe like no other, Takapuna Food Wine and Music Festival is bringing the best of this trio of goodness we all love. A taste of the music line up is looking like The Jordan Luck Band, Nathan Haines Live Band, Latin Aotearoa and Karn Hall! You’ll be dancing to all of them with few tipples from Villa Maria, Cloudy Bay, Man O War, Hallertau, Garage Project and so many more. And, your belly will be well-looked after with the delights from the likes of Miss Moonshines, Urban Escargot, Black Stag Deli, Double Dutch Fries, and The Tinman! You can even treat yourself to a next-level experience with the VIP ticket, including an exclusive zone, private bathrooms, top-shelf beverages and floating food platters!

Moveable Feast Matakana | 10 February

Make a day of it in Matakana! Hosted by Matakana’s Te Rata Wine, Moveable Feast is one scrumptious festival brings some of Auckland’s best street food right to the heart of Matakana village! There’s an unreal line-up of fabulous food—where the hardest thing you’ll be doing is choosing your feast—served alongside Te Rata’s beautiful natural wines, handmade sodas and cider, as well as craft beer on tap! Hit it up after nursing your food coma from the scrummy offerings at the morning markets.

Sabato Market Day | 11 February

Quickly becoming a hot favourite in Auckland’s food truck events, Sabato Market Day knows how to please an Aucklander! With loads of food truck faves on board like Very Good Dumplings, Wise Boys Burgers, Philippe’s Poutine, Double Dutch Fries, Temaki Truck and so many more, your stretchiest pants will be put to the test. Cheesemonger Calum will also be doing a Parmigiano cracking at 12:30pm which is not to be missed—it’s cheese! There will also be in-store specaisl and tastings from all your fave New Zealand suppliers for a feast of epic proportions. 

Julius Caesar | 13 February—31 March

The world’s greatest empire is compromised when the wildly unpredictable yet wildly popular leader Julius Caesar can no longer be tolerated. Based on true events in Roman history, let the Pop Up Globe transport you 400 years into the past in the space for which the play was written. Working with top theatre experts worldwide, this gender exploration and role reversal sees the Pembroke’s Company have men play women, and even women playing men for a powerful performance you don’t want to miss. 

Urban Street Fest Milford | 15 February

Bringing a night of gourmet street food and dance-worthy live music, Urban Street Fest is ready for a good night, and you should be too! Making its home at Milford Shopping Centre, the food trucks include Double Dutch Fries, The Rolling Pin, Play Dough Pizza, Wise Boys Burgers, and Organic Knowledge just to name a few! This will be matched perfectly with live music from Lee Gray, as well as a tipple or two from the good people at Brothers Beer!

Dunkirk—Friday Films | 16 February

Friday night, a cinematic masterpiece and delish food and drink under the stats sounds like our kind of bliss. If it’s yours too, head down to Silo Park for Friday Films! You’ll have a chance to blow off some steam with a drink or two at the Silo Bar, chow down on some delectable treats from food trucks like Crepes Creations, Kraken Crumpets, Fritz’s Weiners and so much more. Settle in on the green with your creature comforts to watch Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s WW2 masterpiece. One of the great films of 2017, Dunkirk weaves an intricate tale connecting soldiers, civilians and families that is nothing short of epic.

Silo Farm | 18 February

Dust off your gum boots and get out your Swanndri for an escape from the city… right in the heart of it! Silo Park is transforming into Silo Farm for one day only, where they’re giving us city slickers a taste of the farm! From a petting zoo, the finest sheepdogs in town, to a classic gumboot toss and a bicycle-powered saw, expect something for the whole family! It’s not all work down at the farm, ‘cause you’ll be enjoying some ice cold brews and a dance or two with DJ Tido on the decks!

Auckland Fringe | 20 February—4 March

The feisty, independent open-access arts festival is back for a kick-ass two weeks! Auckland Fringe is open to anyone and everyone who wants to get involved, celebrating inclusivity in this wonderful city of ours. From main stage to floating theatres, fancing with cats to dental hygiene talks (very important), immerse yourself in the weird, wacky and wonderful Auckland arts scene.

Meatstock | 24 February—25 February

Reckon you’re the biggest and baddest meat lover around? Meatstock is where you need to be this February for all things juicy, tender meat! See the pros battle it out at the NZ Butcher Wars, or nail the perfect chicken and ribs from five-time World Barbecue Champion Tuffy Stone. If you reckon you’re a bit of a master on the grill, you can even register to be part of the King of the Cue and NZ Barbecue Awards for a chance to score some top-tier prizes. And, if you’re just there to eat, come well prepared—there’s more than ten stallholders serving up all things meat, as well as pros in the industry giving you all the tips and tricks for the perfect cut. Bring on the meat sweats!

Wigging Out | 27 February

Who’s better to peer into the world of female friendships than two men in wigs? Wigging Out brings you Auckland’s hottest new drag sisters, sashaying into your lives quick stat! Anne Ziety and Dee Pression were high school frenemies with more beef than a Taylor Swift, and reunite in a doctor’s waiting room. Starring Tom Sainsbury, the Snapchat Paula Bennett, and Hamish Russell, Drag Wars 2016 Winner, this extravagant show promises lip-syncs, monologues and self-deprecating asides. Let’s not forget the sequins, slipping false eyelashes, and more costume reveals than you can shake ya tail feather at! 

Image Credit: Lantern Festival 

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...

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.

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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Hanoi street food tour - Hoi An Food Tour

Hanoi street food tour - Hoi An Food Tour


Hoi An Food Tour

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

TOP 5 Hanoi's Best Street Food - Republik Backpackers' Hostel

TOP 5 Hanoi's Best Street Food - Republik Backpackers' Hostel


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.

Good morning, Vietnam

Good morning, Vietnam


the Guardian

Every morning, thousands of Hanoi citizens start the day with a steaming bowl of 'pho' - the street food at the heart of Vietnam's life and culinary renaissance after years of war and famine. Is this the best soup in the world?

Viet Cooking Class & Restaurant – 1B Cua Dong Street

by thanhnguyen @ Hanoi Food Tours

Thanks to the owner’s eager mind into culinary art, Viet Cooking Class & Restaurant built a brilliant partnership sealed by the love for Vietnamese cuisine. From total novices to culinary expertisers they believe that a cooking class is always an interesting and fun way to insight […]

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From Đồng Văn to Yên Minh

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

Our third day on the road in Ha Giang was spent in a battle with frequent cloud bursts. Up until now, we'd been having great weather, so it didn't feel right to complain, especially since the slower pace gave us more time to appreciate the province's unbelievable scenery.

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Hanoi For 91 Days: E-Book Travel Guide

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

After having spent three months in Saigon, Jürgen and I got on the road to the north. For the next 91 days, we'd travel slowly toward Hanoi. The first month was spent in the fascinating middle regions of Vietnam. During the second month, we tried to survive the chaotic capital city. And we explored the unbelievable nature of the north during the third month. We've now collected our experiences in Hanoi and North Vietnam into an e-book travel guide, with all of our articles and over 280 full-color photographs, in one handy, portable edition.

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The Typical Hanoi Noodle Soups for Vietnamese Breakfasts

The Typical Hanoi Noodle Soups for Vietnamese Breakfasts


Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

The Hanoi street food is one of the healthiest in the world, with all sorts of yummy dishes, including the popular Hanoi noodle soups...

Hanoi favourite desserts in summer

by hoang @ Hanoi food tour

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

Reviews for Hanoi Street Food

Reviews for Hanoi Street Food


Hanoi Free Day Tours

Wonderful 3 hour walking tour of Hanoi Old city focusing on 'street food' Our charming young guide was knowledgable about the political and culinary history

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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14 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

14 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

by Hana Okada @ The A List | The Urban List

Hellooo February, and more importantly, hello weekend! Friday is looking better than ever with the start of all these epic events. Calories don’t count on the weekend, and thank goodness for that because you’ll be sipping cocktails 50 metres in the sky and carefully assessing every food truck menu… before choosing something from each of them #balance. Not only that, but its celebrations galore this weekend, from the beloved pride fest to Chinese New Year, you’ll be partying all weekend long in one way or another! Make the most of this fabulous weekend ahead—you deserve it!  

All Weekend

Dinner in the Sky

Be one of the first in the country to experience this unreal dining experience—suspended 50 metres up in the sky! Taking the world by storm, Dinner In the Sky will be one of the most iconic pop-ups of the year. Take in the views of Auckland Harbour like never before, and feast on a gastronomic treat. You’ll have the choice from seven flights all by different Auckland hospitality heroes, including Simon Gault, Fraser Shenton and Phil Clark! This is taking brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails on a whole new level… literally!

Where: Queens Wharf, Auckland CBD When: Thursday 1 February—Sunday 18 February For more info, click here

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Auckland summer staple Pop Up Globe is back for another stand out season! Regarded as Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will enchant you with side-splitting comedy with a dash of beautiful poetry only Shakespeare could achieve. Fusing Jacobean costumes, lyrical poetry with Maori folklore and language, Pop-up globe introduces this flagship production to you with pride. Transport back 400 years into the past and sit amongst the space the plays they were written, whether its your first time or hundredth, it’ll be a night to remember.

Where: Pop Up Globe, Ellerslie When: Thursday 1 February—Saturday 31 March For more info, click here

American Express Openair Cinemas

American Express Openair Cinemas launches their season with a bang tomorrow night. Get ready for delicious Italian eats provided by Toto Pizza, craft beers from Kaiser, Giesen Wines and, of course, some of the best flicks of the year. We've already bought our tickets for The Post, Coco and I, Tonya, so get yours now before they sell out!

Where: Western Springs Park, Western Springs When: Friday 2 February—Sunday 4 March For more info, click here

Auckland Pride Gala

The Auckland Pride Gala is bringing you the most dramatic performances and breathtakingly talented performers, as well as a secret line up of guest appearances by Rainbow community icons! Moving into its sixth year, this is New Zealand’s largest and loudest social and cultural programme of events for the Rainbow community of New Zealand! Welcome to each and every New Zealander, there are more than 10 crazy, wonderful events for you to get amongst to celebrate diversity, individuality and being proud of who you are.

Where: Various locations When: Friday 2 February—Sunday 18 February For more info, click here

Zirka Circus

Back with its fifth tour of New Zealand, Zirka Circus is bringing even more mind-boggling, spectacular entertainment to our shores! Their new show Send in the Clowns is more spectacular than ever, with performing arts, theatre, and hilarity all wrapped up in a world-class performance! Whether you’re all about the action-packed daredevil acts or beautiful ballet, there is something for everyone in this stellar show! This is one adventure-filled (and animal-free!) circus for the whole family to love.

Where: Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns When: Thursday 1 February—Tuesday 6 February For more info, click here

The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe is back and better than ever, presenting you with one of Shakespeare’s classics The Merchant of Venice. Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassiano requires one more loan to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia, unaware that when the due date comes to repay the debt, he will be gambling for his life! Full of wit, drama and disguise that Shakespeare has become legend for, this is based on the performance tradition going way back to 1614, performed by the Buckingham Company—an all-male company of actors and musicians around the world.

Where: Pop Up Globe, Ellerslie When: Friday 2 February—Thursday 29 March For more info, click here

Friday 2 February

The Dystopian Film Festival

Transport yourself into the strange, spooky and scarily relatable at Academy Theatres, with some of the most memorable dystopian classics in movie history. The future looks bleak in these epic flicks, including Alphaville by Jean-Luc Goddard, The Trial by Orson Wells, Strange Days by Kathryn Bigelow and so many more. Pick up the passport program and get a stamp for every film you attend—you can score a double pass after four stamps! How many can you get through?

Where: Academy Cinemas, Auckland CBD When: Friday 2 February—Sunday 11 February For more info, click here

Auckland Night Market CBD

If you haven’t heard yet, here’s a newsflash for you—the iconic Auckland Night Markets has hit the heart of the city! It’s sure becoming a hot spot for locals and tourists alike, and we can see why—from stuffing your face with dumplings to entering pure bliss with churros and every other street food imaginable, this is a food lovers’ dream! There’s something for everyone from all around the world for a global feast, good luck choosing your food for the night! Not only great food, but there’ll be wonderful live music, performances, buskers and magicians to keep the whole family well-entertained.

Where: Carpark between Shortland and Fort Street, Auckland CBD When: Friday 2 February, 5pm—11pm For more info, click here

Bug Lab Lates

Cocktails, street foods, and… bugs? Yep, you heard that right—this adults only (a.k.a kids at heart) event starts with a complimentary cocktail and a fabulous selection of Auckland street food faves with live entertainment. Then enter the magical world of Te Papa and Weta Workshop’s thrilling science exhibition, discovering the genius of bugs bound to fascinate and delight even the harshest bug critics and scaredy cats!

Where: Auckland Zoo, Western Springs When: Friday 2 February, 6pm—9pm For more info, click here

Friday Films: La La Land

Did you miss one of the biggest movies of 2017?! Not to worry, watch this all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy back on the big screen and under the stars! Following a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, La La Land swooped up six Academy Award wins in 2017 and it’s not to be missed! Some food trucks you have to look forward to include Judge Bao, Paella Pan, Taco Loco, Puha & Pakeha and so much more! You’ll be well-fed, well-hydrated from the Silo Bar and all cosied up ready for a great movie!

Where: Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter When: Friday 2 February, 4:30pm—11:30pm For more info, click here

Saturday 3 February

Movies in Parks: Wonder Woman

Ready for some kick-ass girl power? Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, a trained warrior and princess of the Amazon. Learning of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars and discovers her true destiny. This iconic superhero comes to life in this phenomenal flick featuring certified badass Gal Gadot, and you’re invited to watch it under the stars! Get there early, find a cosy spot and enjoy all the pre-movie entertainment from 6:30pm!

Where: Centreway Reserve, Orewa When: Saturday 3 February, 6:30pm—11:00pm For more info, click here.

The Extravaganza Fair

Roll up, roll up to the largest and newest travelling event, The Extravaganza Fair, making its way to Orewa  this weekend! Bringing a whole lot of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers and kids shows! Bringing back some old school nostalgia with sack races, tug of war and musical bean bags, this fair is your childhood dream come to life! Foodie delights include the Steampunk Food Truck, Dickinson’s Gastronomic Emporium, Lucky’s Fresh Juice Joint and Havana Coffee Works—even the names have us excited! Get ready for a full day of jam-packed fun for the whole family!

Where: Western Reserve, Orewa When: Saturday 3 February—Sunday 4 February, 9am—5pm For more info, click here

2018 Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at this the 2018 Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day touching down at ASB Showgrounds! Get amongst all of the traditional festivities including the Lion/Dragon dance, cultural songs and dances, outdoor martial arts and tai chi and games for the kids! And, we know you’re holding out for deets on the food—you’ll be stoked to hear that there will be more than 200 (!) stalls serving up Chinese delicacies, traditional New Year groceries, as well as arts and crafts! This is a FREE event for you to learn more about Chinese culture here in our city over food, performances and presentations!

Where: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane When: Saturday 3 February For more info, click here

Sunday 4 February

Summer Markets

An Auckland morning done right—with a market, of course! Grab a coffee and start your morning meandering through the variety of stalls right by the Skytower. You’ll find a tasty bite for brunch, or a perfect gift for that person that has literally everything. It’s all lovingly New Zealand made by the great people behind the stands, and feature homemade preserves, gourmet treats, jewellery and so much more. Enjoy the live beats from DJ Karn Hall and Anthony Rima and make the most of your Sunday!

Where: SKYCITY Auckland Main Plaza, Auckland CBD When: Sunday 4 February, 10am—2pm For more info, click here

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Pontos para ficar seu desenvolvimento de web design mais fácil

by thuha @ Hanoi Free Day Tours

Vários empresários hoje ainda nao estao percebendo o quao importante é o sitio para seus negócios. Este momento em dia, o site tornou-se uma parte fundamental de qualquer operaçao comercial e as pessoas esperam que qualquer empresa tenha um site. No globo onde a maioria de pessoas que passaram a maior parte do tempo na

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What Local Vietnamese Eat For Breakfast - Vietcetera

What Local Vietnamese Eat For Breakfast - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

We have compiled here some of the most popular breakfast dishes and where you can find them in Vietnam’s two major cities, Hanoi and Saigon.

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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Hanoi’s best boutique hotels

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Hanoi might be famous for its impenetrable walls of Vespas, but the city isn’t quite as chaotic as it’s chalked up to be. Wandering about the capital of Vietnam, travelers expecting a wild urban adventure might be pleasantly surprised to also find quiet, leafy streets and hidden coffee shops. One of the most charming aspects of the city is the plethora of restored neoclassical and Gothic architecture — a holdover from the city’s stint as a... read more

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Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi| Opening Hours – Schedule – Address

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Must-See Movies This February

Must-See Movies This February

by Grace Noles @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s that time of the month again: new films are on the way for your viewing pleasure! There’s romance, adventure, horror, comedy and tragedy heading soon to a theatre near you.

Head to the airconned cinemas, grab a frozen coke, and escape the summer heat by watching one of the great flicks coming out in February!

Black Panther

Marvel is back with their latest blockbuster, Black Panther, featuring a star-studded cast of Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Martin Freeman. Heir to the Wakanda throne, T’Challa must face treachery and danger as the Black Panther to take his rightful place as King and protect the safety of his people. If Black Panther is half as good as Marvel’s previous work then this one will be a not to miss movie of the year!

Game Night

Any movie with Rachel McAdams is going to be good and we’re sure this one is no exception. Game Night is an action-packed comedy featuring McAdams and Jason Bateman who have their game night flipped upside down and thrown into real life danger when a murder mystery game turns all too real. Book yourself in for Game Night if you’re up for a dark humour and an adventure-filled watch.

Molly’s Game

Jessica Chastain is hitting our screens portraying Molly Bloom who was the world’s biggest poker entrepreneur from 2003 to 2013 with a ring including people like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, and Macaulay Culkin. Think female Wolf of Wall Street and you’re on the right track. Starring alongside Chastain to tell Molly’s growing empire and ultimate downfall is Michael Cera, Idris Elba, and Chris O’Dowd—so you know it’s gotta be good!

Fifty Shades Freed

The much-anticipated third instalment of the Fifty Shades of Grey saga is finally hitting the big screen in February. Fifty Shades Freed will see Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey dealing with married life and the new relationship dynamic that comes along with it. We say get out the popcorn and binge the first two films for a refresher before booking your tickets ASAP!

Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built

Horror movie lovers rejoice, February has delivered with the thriller Winchester! Helen Mirren plays a grieving widow that builds a house to home all the spirits she believes she’s being haunted by. When visitors start to come by the mansion and pick up on the weird happenings, things get intense fast. For the thrill seekers and psychiatrically spooked folk out there, Winchester will be right up your alley!

Lady Bird

Following its initial release overseas in November, Lady Bird has gone on to win multiple best picture awards, making it one of the most talked about films of this awards season—so naturally we’re very excited for this one! It’s a coming of age movie featuring Saoirse Ronan in the lead role as hard headed “Lady Bird” and Laurie Metcalf as her pleading mother. If Perks of Being a Wallflower or Juno were amongst your fave films then Lady Bird will be perfect for you.

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15 Dates You Should Have This February

15 Dates You Should Have This February

by Sarah Downs @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s February, which means it’s officially the month that celebrates luuurve. Okay, maybe not, but it is the month that contains Valentine’s Day, plus, there’s no harm in spending time with bae. So, in the spirit of romance and in the spirit of spending time with loved ones we have got some ideas to up your dating game!

Here’s every date you should have this February!

 1. Have a non-awkward gallery date by visiting some of the interactive exhibitions. Jae Kang’s ‘Knot Touch’ at the Maritime Museum and Yayoi Kusama’s The Obliteration Room at The Auckland Art Gallery both, thankfully, invite audience participation so you won't be left with silent room chit-chat.

2. Bond by listening to an album you both like, then go to a see it performed live together (if it’s worth the investment).

3. Get #fitspo this month and check out some of the incredible waterfalls close to Auckland. A magical fall could just entice a movie moment.

4. Have a late-night dessert date at one Auckland's best spots. Pick from Miann, Milse, Giapo or The Fed and at least the dessert can’t go wrong.

5. What’s better than a movie date at the Outdoor Cinema? Screenings are running all summer long at Western Springs Park. You can snuggle up under the stars on rented bean bags - compatibility can be tested based on film feedback.

6. Feelin’ like getting out and about? Rent a tandem bike and cycle along Mission Bay, reward yourselves with fish on chips on the beach afterwards!

7. Go to a cool party. Splore Festival is on in February and it's a line up you don't want to miss. Dizzee Rascal, Chronixx and Ria Hall are just some of the musicians performing. If your dates not going well, at least the music will be.

8. If you both like a bit of culture, then go see a live Shakespearean performance at the much-loved Pop-Up Globe. This season has productions of Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar.

9. Have a picnic at one of Auckland’s best picnic spots! Cornwall Park is a fave, wander the pretty grounds and head to the cafe for a drink.

11. Take a stand-up paddleboard lesson together at Mission Bay and test your balance and your compatibility.

12 Want things to get a little... saucy? Meatstock could be for you. The carnival for carnivores is back this February and celebrates all things BBQ. Top chefs and pit-masters fly in for the festival, which offers all the brisket and burgers you can handle. This date is not for the dainty and BYO face wipes.

13. Have a summery day date at the Takapuna Food, Wine and Music Festival. The acts include the likes of Sneaky Sound System and The Jordan Luck Band, so, you can check out each other's dance moves. Food options include Double Dutch Fries, Wise Boys Burgers and Napoli Central—a cute picnic is guaranteed.  

14. Spend a wonderful day in Waiheke. Grab a gelato and hop on the ferry! Wander the local market, walk the sandy shores of Onetangi beach and then go for a fancy dinner at The Oyster Inn (note: must be able to last at least 18+ hours with date).

15. Wander the La Cigale Market. All the mouth-watering pastries will make you think you're in France…and everyone looks hotter in France.

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

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

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

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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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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.

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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HangMy Boutique Hotel

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

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

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Bai Tu Long Bay 4 days 3 nights

by Lan Dương @ Hanoi Gecko Hotel

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

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Best food cannot be ignored if you travel Hanoi in autumn

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

Hanoi is well-known for not only beautiful landscapes and unique works but also diverse cuisine. The journey taste autumn in Hanoi will give tourists the chance to taste the delicious and wonderful dishes of Hanoi cuisine.

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5 street foods that prove Hanoi is a culinary force to be reckoned with - Vietnam Street Food Guide

5 street foods that prove Hanoi is a culinary force to be reckoned with - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

Hanoi has it’s own street foods which are often a bit different than Saigon. If fact in many ways the street food in Hanoi is superior in taste and quality to the food in Saigon, but both are excellent. Of course Pho is also a very popular dish in Hanoi as well as Saigon, but …

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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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 […]

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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Vietnam Food Trip: Awesome Banh Mi Stands to Try Out

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

The Banh Mi is one of most popular sandwiches in the world, respected across the world to the same extent as burgers or clubhouse sandwiches, so much so it was even dubbed the ‘best sandwich in the world’. The Vietnamese sandwich has attracted global attention, and is now served in numerous other countries, from nearby ...

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Suggested things to do for first-timers in Hanoi (Part 1)

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

If you are stuck and couldn’t decide which, let me share with you 7 of the things you should do that will let you unravel the secrets of Hanoi from all its hidden corners and beyond.

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Vegetarian Street Food in Vietnam - Charlie on Travel

Vegetarian Street Food in Vietnam - Charlie on Travel


Charlie on Travel

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

The Light Hotel Hanoi

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

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

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A look at Hanoi breakfast

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

There’s no surprise when “pho”, one of the world’s most famous dishes, is chosen for the very first meal of a day of many Hanoian. Apart from dinner which is considered as a daily occasion for family gathering, breakfast is also of importance to Hanoi people. This can be seen easily when walking around streets ...

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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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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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TOP 13 FASCINATING MUSEUMS IN HANOI FOREIGNERS SHOULD NOT MISS

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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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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Halong Bay – Sapa – Hoa Lu Tam Coc 5 Days

by Lan Dương @ Hanoi Gecko Hotel

It’s amazing for you to do this trip as you will have a chance to visit both Halong bay and "Halong bay on the land" (Tam Coc) of Vietnam.

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6 Groovy Things To Do In Auckland This Week

6 Groovy Things To Do In Auckland This Week

by Bella Ramdhanie @ The A List | The Urban List

Another four-day week has arrived... aren’t we lucky?! And as we embark on the adventure that is 2018, we can only expect the best from the month of February. Why is this you ask? Well, Auckland continues to line up crazy-cool things for you to do, that’s why.

From marveling at the Auckland Harbour Bridge Vector Lights to zip-lining your way around Waiheke island, the options are well and truly varied, and pretty damn groovy. You can thank us later, here are five things to do in Auckland this week!

Monday 5

MAKE GIVE LIVE POP-UP

A pop-up shop worth showing some love to is kicking off this Monday! The Make Give Live pop-up is an event that will be held at Ponsonby Central from Monday 5th – Sunday 11th. Make Give Live is a business that offers local fashion and proceeds go on to benefit mental health and wellbeing for fellow Kiwis. The pop-up will include finished products, DIY kits and New Zealand yarn that will be on sale! The central group will be at Bird On A Wire this Wednesday morning at 10am teaching knitting and crochet to any eager learners. Get yourself ready for winter and help out an awesome cause! Yas!

VECTOR LIGHTS

The Vector Lights and all their awesomeness are almost at an end. So, what better way to spend your Monday night than by whipping together a picnic, roundin’ up your loved ones and marvelling at the epic display? You do have a day off tomorrow after all (thus, a glass of wine or two wouldn’t hurt).

Tuesday 6

ZIPLINING IN WAIHEKE

It’s your day off! And it’s a Tuesday! Yes, we are just as enthusiastic about this as you are. We’re recommending that you mix things up this Waitangi Day and opt for enjoying a mini break high in the sky. Those feeling like a bit of adventure can hop on the ferry and make their way over to Waiheke before being picked up by the EcoZip Flying Fox crew. After a day ziplining and taking in all that is the breathtaking view, you’ll head to an island winery for a superb dinner and glass of wine. Ah, pure bliss and an exciting way to make the most of your Tuesday!

Wednesday 7

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE FILM FESTIVAL 

Forget the clichés this Wednesday and head to a film festival that will not only push boundaries but inspire. The We’re All Going To Die film festival kicks off this Wednesday, and aims to challenge themes of fear and death in an empowering way. Intrigued? You should be. Founder, Stefan Hunt, explains that the film festival was inspired by his own anxiety and fear of the unknown. Head to Devonport for the festival’s debut and feel yourself become empowered to fear less and live more. Cheers to that! 

Thursday 8

VERONICA MAINE VIP EVENT

This Thursday, glam queens and trendsetters alike are invited to an exclusive one day only event! Head to Milford for the Veronica Maine VIP event for an inside scoop into what the Autumn Winter collection will look like. Early access will include the chance to be at the forefront of trends, exclusive shopping rewards all day long and a cheeky glass of prosecco! Don’t mind if we do.

VEGAN TRUCK STOP

Yes, it’s clear we have a thing for food-trucks and food pop-ups. Why wouldn’t we? The best of food that Auckland has to offer for a limited time only, has a certain ring to it, don’t you think? Well, have we got some fantastic news. Kicking off this Thursday, brought to you by the Food Truck Collective and La Cigale French Market & Bistro, is The Vegan Truck Stop. Some of the finest vegan food trucks will be around one day a month, accompanied by funky live tunes and a range of delectable bevvies. Expect to see some of the trucks that have a special place in our heart, including Judge Bao, Double Dutch Fries, Wise Boys Burgers and Lalele Organic Gelato. Mmmmmm.

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Vietnamese grilled bamboo stick pork with Vermicelli – ancient taste of Hanoians

by streetfood @ Hanoi street food tours|customized food tasting & culture tours

Many people find it hard to resist the attractive savor of the sizzling pork strips grilled by charcoal. As soon as the pork strips are cooked, they will be put immediately into the prepared dipping sauce, served with a plate of Vermicelli and a basket of vegetables. Generations of Hanoi’s residents have been familiar with ...

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HOI AN STREET FOOD DISHES YOU SHOULD TRY AND WHERE TO TASTE THEM

by Fiona @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Hoi An is a street-food sanctuary where food is not only various, abundant, delicious, authentic but most important very cheap. Check out now the best street foods and where to find them. Cao Lau Cao Lau is the pride of Hoi An cuisine, one of the most popular dish in the old town. Many have …

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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Fitness Classes To Try Before The End Of Summer

Fitness Classes To Try Before The End Of Summer

by Georgia Jayne Young @ The A List | The Urban List

Summertime is upon us and that means making the most of every single opportunity to soak up the sunshine, vitamin D and fresh air and what better way than ditching the gym and getting out and about while the beautiful weather lasts. Obviously, you can take yourself off for a walk or do your normal workout in the sunshine anytime you like but why not try something new like one of these fitness classes? Here’s to getting toned and tanned at the same time!

Dragon Boating

If you are a water lover this could be one for you! Believe it or not dragon boating is a full body workout, despite the fact that you are sitting for the duration. Your legs are working hard as the anchor, the muscles in your back, shoulders and arms do the obvious paddling work while your abs and core are used to stabilise and sit up right—meaning you’re probably going to be super sore all over after your first session, but don’t worry, it will get easier! With each boat having a crew of around 20, Dragon Boating is a great way to make some new besties and is perfect for all levels of fitness.

SUP Yoga

AKA Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. Yup, you read correctly, you know those yoga poses that sometimes feel hard enough doing on dry land? You can do them on the water! But in all seriousness, you don’t have to be an advanced yogini or SUP’er to give this one a try. With SUP Yoga, simple is best and you will surprised what a great lesson in mindfulness it is as well as a fab workout. Plus if you start to work up a sweat from the yoga, you can cool off instantly in the water below! It’s a win-win whatever way you look at it.

Running Club

If you are the type of person who needs a little external motivation to workout, joining a running club could be a great way to stay accountable. It’s much easier to flag your afternoon run if there isn’t a whole group of other people expecting you to turn up. This is also a great opportunity to make some like-minded friends and to get some running tips and advice from runners who may be a little more experienced than you. Don’t think you are fit enough? Don’t worry, running clubs are always looking for new members and you are bound to find a local one that is the perfect fit for you.

Bootcamp

If you’ve been training at a gym by yourself for awhile, there’s a chance that you have been doing the same old exercises over and over and you have gotten to a point where they just aren’t challenging you anymore. If you wanna break through that plateau it is essential to change it up and do something that challenges you and that, my friend, is where the bootcamp comes in. Yes, bootcamps are hard AF and that is why they ultimately get results. Let’s face it, some of us actually need a person standing in front of us yelling to “DO ONE MORE BURPEE” cause we just wouldn’t do it otherwise.

Hiking/ Tramping Club

We live in a spectacular country and if you haven’t had your breath taken away by some of the scenic wonders New Zealand has to offer then you need to go exploring asap. Getting involved in a hiking or tramping club is an amazing way to get fit and see some amazing scenic views all at once. Being part of a club makes it super easy, you don’t have to plan or worry about looking at a single map. Plus, you’re bound to meet a load of different people who you might never have encountered otherwise.

Yoga In The Park

Combining nature and yoga, why didn’t we think of this sooner? Taking your yoga practice outdoors is the perfect way to add some extra mindfulness, reconnect to nature and centre yourself for the week ahead. Plus you’ll get all of the usual benefits that come with yoga, like strengthening, toning, increased flexibility and balance. The best thing is many outdoor yoga classes are actually free or simply ask for a small donation to attend. We think that’s plenty of reasons to get our Namaste on.

CrossFit

CrossFit is not just a workout, it’s a community, which is what any loyal crossfitter will tell you. If you are new to the city or are just seeking that feeling of community, look no further than your local CrossFit club. Whether you are competing against your own previous score, a friend in your class, or in an actual CrossFit competition, you will discover a drive that you never knew was in you that will see your fitness and strength levels accelerate super fast.  Plus many CrossFit clubs do at least part of their WOD (workout of the day) outside – perfect for summertime!

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by admin @ Vietnam Private Tours

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

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Some New Year customs of Vietnamese people

by Lan Dương @ Hanoiboutiquehotels

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Eating Hanoi!


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Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Chiang Mai is a hot spot for vegetarian and vegan food. In this vegetarian and vegan food guide, I share all my favourite places to eat in Chiang Mai. Expect Thai curries, pad Thai, Burmese tea leaf salads and more smoothies than you can shake a bamboo straw at. When our flight to Bali was cancelled […]

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


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Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi


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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!

A Final Day in Ha Giang

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

It was with reluctance that we got back on our motorbikes, and put Du Gìa in our rear view mirrors. Our next stop would return us to Ha Giang, and complete our tour with Chu Chu. This trip had been incredible, and it was to be our final adventure in Vietnam. Not just four days, but six months were coming to an end, and it was hard to stomach.

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