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Clam Worm Season in Hanoi

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

To the people who love Hanoi traditional food, not eating the dishes made of clam worm at the end of autumn is an incompleteness.

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The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Asia is without doubt one of the best regions of the world for an exciting multi-country holiday. With so many countries relatively close together, it seems almost like a wasted opportunity to see only one. The problem is – as always – which countries should you see? As Asia experts, we have years of experience

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8 Korean Bites To Usher In The Olympics Opening Ceremony

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

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

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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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 […]

Top Ten Cultural, Sport, Tourism Events In 2017

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

On 10th January the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the top ten cultural, sport, tourism events in 2017. Following is the list of standout events: * Outstanding cultural events:  -Xoan singing and the art of Bai Choi were added to the UNESCO Representative List of […]

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Cooking Across Borders in Berlin

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

“Add a little sugar to the saffron,” Farzane said as she worked the combination in her mortar and pestle. “It makes it easier to grind.” Farzane, a 20-year old refugee from Afghanistan who’d come to Berlin with her family in the last year, was deep in the process of teaching us how to prepare several […]

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Madagascar Itineraries, Things To Do, and More!

by Corinne Vail @ Reflections Enroute

Madagascar Travel Guide Traveling in Madagascar is different than any other country that I’ve been to. Jim and I love traveling in Africa, and try to get there as often as we can. We enjoy safaris and have done so [...]

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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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First Danang Night Market Is Developed

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The city plans to turn its An Thuong quarter in coastal Ngu Hanh Son District into first Danang night market and entertainment area to offer more activity for locals and tourists. This project might be cover four main streets – Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Ke Viem, Chau Thi […]

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A Love Letter From a Woman to Her Jungle

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  When I touched you today it felt like the first time like the first time I touched you. And when I saw you I saw you more beautiful than I forgot to remember you.     No mildew of old stories no residues of past pains no expectations or plans. Just you and I […]

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33 fun and interesting facts about Thailand that will surprise and delight you

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

There’s no denying the myriad attractions of Thailand. Beaches, jungles, cities, spices – this kingdom of intrigue offers endless explorations into culture, nature and history. To help you get to know Thailand a little better, we’ve drawn upon our extensive knowledge of the country to share some of our favorite things about it. You’ll notice

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National Pizza Day: This Week In Food Events

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

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

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

by Elena Ferranto @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

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

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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...

Off the beaten Track Ninh Binh & Pu Luong Nature Reserve 4days

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Trang An (L) Our guide and driver will meet you at 8:30am to drive about 100 kilometres south to Hoa Lu the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties dating back to the 11th century. Not much of the capital remains, but fortunately some of its ruins […]

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HANOI STREET FOOD - LOCAL FOOD - HANOI CUISINE

HANOI STREET FOOD - LOCAL FOOD - HANOI CUISINE


Vietnam Travel & Cruise

Discover Hanoi’s cuisine! We start our Street food walking tour from Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan from 17.00 PM. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling some tasty snack from a street cart. Banh cuon – If the French has this famous delicious crepe made of wheat, egg and dairy products; Vietnamese and particularly Hanoian is proud of their steamed crepe from rice flour and water. A savoury meal, the inside stuffing contains ground pork, wood-ear and seasoning. Most street chefs make the dish right at door so look for a place that steams are coming up high. Banh cuon is served with nuoc mam, a mixture of fish sauce, sugar and lime. Bun rieu cua – Freshwater crabs flavor this tangy tomato soup that’s made with round rice vermicelli and topped with pounded crabmeat, deep-fried tofu and, often, congealed blood. An odoriferous purple shrimp paste is offered on the side -it tastes delicious. Chilies and fresh herbs are the finishing touches for a complete one-dish meal. Pho – or rice noodle soup- is omnipresent in Hanoi, appearing anywhere from street vendors to high end restaurant chain Pho 24 This universally famous food is best enjoyed in Hanoi, where it was “invented” in the early 20th century. Some is served with chicken and some with beef. Each type of meat entails a variety of sub-dish, using from beef tenderloin to beef brisket, chicken wing to chicken thigh. You can choose among three light dinner dishes, from the extremely popular “Phở” (Noodle soup), “Bún chả” (grilled pork vermicelli soup) and lastly, our personal favorite “Bún Bò” (Beef rice vermicelli soup). In the end, the guide will take you to Ta Hien street where is one of the hot spots for beer, sitting at a street corner in Hanoi old quarter with a beer glass. The Food tour is end at 20.30 PM in Hoan Kiem Lake, our tour guide will take you back to your hotel and say goodbye. Tour inclusion: Tour as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers. Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times. Meals listed in the itinerary. Expert English-speaking local guide. Service charge and government VAT tax. FACEBOOK COMMENTS

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...

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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Harbin Sun Island Snow Sculpture Art Expo: A Guide

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Harbin, especially its Sun Island, is one place where summer and winter look completely different. In summer, you can enjoy a nice getaway from the city. There will be boat rides, picnics, flowers, and scenery. In the winter, however, that is all replaced by the Harbin Sun Island Snow Sculpture Art Expo! What is the Harbin Sun

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Vietnamese’s Coffee – The Charm of little Hanoi

by sub_admin @ Vietnam Travel & Cruise

Travelers come to Vietnam with the desire to explore the beauty of the country from the blue sea with long white sand beaches along the coast, through the ancient town covered by the bustling city and up North to the magnificent mountains with tribe hill villages. The charm of street food is also on...

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Dark Alley Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Dark alleys at night are supposed to be avoided. There are bogeymen lurking up them. Our western culture has prejudiced us against walking these passageways. All those books we read, all those films we watched, the stories we were told,...

7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

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

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

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Unique Styles of Bun Cha in Hanoi

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Bun cha, which is the familiar dish on the Vietnam food map, has long been become a Hanoi traditional food. This is also the gift that Hanoians proudly introduce to the foreign friends.

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Banh mi, queen of street food

Banh mi, queen of street food


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My Summer In Review, Part 1: New Zealand to Thailand

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

“Where’s Trailing Rachel been?” I hear you screaming. Or maybe not. Either way, I owe you an explanation I guess according to my mother. I’ve been freelancing. You know, to keep this traveling lifestyle going. You didn’t think the original budget for 10 to 12 months would last when the trip got extended to 2+ years did you? Anyway, I’ve been writing a lot of online content and my list of clients has grown kind of a lot, so I stay pretty busy during the weekdays – and even some weekends, shocking I know! Of course, I still get to go on walks and take breaks and sleep when I feel like it. Duh, this isn’t an office job. I’ve also been moving around quite a bit more than I would at home when I’d just get back to my apartment after work and blog for the hell of it. And hey, while I’m living abroad, why wouldn’t I wanna have beers outside go exploring after I finally get off my laptop? When you’re writing all day to get paid, it’s not exactly the first thing you want to do with your free time. (My girl Anna feels me on this!) Plus, sometimes […]

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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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27 fun and interesting facts about Bangkok that will make you want to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Bangkok is the most visited city in the world, and in our opinion it’s one of the region’s most exciting capitals. It’s a bustling, vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis where countless adventures await. There’s so much to experience in Bangkok it can be hard to know where to start. There are temples to visit, markets to shop,

Read 27 fun and interesting facts about Bangkok that will make you want to go on Backyard Travel.

La Vong Grilled Fish – The Lesser-Known Origin

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

One of Hanoi traditional food that people should try when coming to this capital city is Cha Ca La Vong or La Vong Grilled Fish.

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Top 5 Foods I Ate in NYC

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ve thought long and hard about how I was going to write about all the food I ate in New York. Should I organize it by categories? By days? For now, before I overwhelm you with all the food talk, I’m going to start on a high note with my top 5 favorite things I ate in New York City. Oh New York – why is the food so good there?! Seriously, I ate some of the best food OF...



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

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

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

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

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 […]

How to Eat Your Way in Sintra in One Day

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup

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If you have heard about Vietnamese Beef noodle soup, certainly, you must hear about Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup ( Pho Hanoi). Day or night, a tasty bowl of Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup is never difficult to find in Vietnam.Like Thai pad in Thailand, Pho is an unofficial national dish that is exported to all ov...

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Bun Thang – Hanoi Quintessential Cuisine

by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Bun Thang (Hanoi vermicelli noodle soup with chicken, egg, and pork) is one of the traditional dishes that shows the sophisticated and elegant style of Hanoi cuisine. It is the harmonious combination dish of color, flavor, and nutrition.

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10 Thailand Lesser Known’s Attractions for Backpackers

by Terence Hoong @ Anthola Group

Thailand is one of the most visited countries in South East Asia. This beautiful country hosts millions of visitors, tourists, and backpackers every year. The country’s attraction includes exotic paradise… read more →

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L’amour Junk 2 Nights

by Hà Nguyễn @ Tours

A longer cruise on L’amour Cruise with more time to get “off the beaten track” and discover the secrets of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long bay, visit fishing villages, explore by kayak and experience unforgettable dining. This worthwhile three-day trip on one of our traditional junks offers the highest quality luxury and comfort as you enjoy wonderful Halong bay. Cruise with us and have a once in a lifetime experience.

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20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic

20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic


Food Republic

Food-loving globetrotters, here’s a bit of sound advice: If you’re headed to Vietnam’s northern city of Hanoi, we’d recommend you pack a pair of elastic-banded pants. The city is a wonderland of cheap eats and drinks, offering an endless variety of soups, noodles, buns, rolls and sandwiches paired with plenty of fresh herbs — and fresh beer, too.

Changchun’s Jingyuetan National Scenic Area: A Guide

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

If you are in northern China, don’t underestimate Changchun! The capital of China’s Jilin Province is underrated, and visiting was a fantastic choice for me. It’s a nice, small city with *only* 8 million (8 times larger than my hometown of Austin HA), at least in comparison to Beijing, my current home. The most famous

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Tall Ship Sailing Vacation

by Jim Vail @ Reflections Enroute

Tall Ship Sailing Cruise – Bucket List! Most of my friends and family thought I was crazy when I told them that, for my vacation, I was going on an old sailing ship as a trainee in the cold, unforgiving [...]

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Eating All the Food in Hanoi (And Another Street Food Tour!) - Trailing Rachel

Eating All the Food in Hanoi (And Another Street Food Tour!) - Trailing Rachel


Trailing Rachel

Hanoi’s food scene was everything I’d expected it to be. I tried SO much new stuff in the week that I was there. Though with how crazy plentiful the street food is, the lack of sidewalk space to maneuver around on, and the absolute chaos of motorbikes zipping by, it can be a little overwhelming to decide what your next meal will be. So the solution is simple: eat all the food in Hanoi. Of course, I’m exaggerating. But really, what you should do is try everything you see that looks good (or smells good – literally, sometimes we just followed delicious smells to find the snacks we wanted). You’re never too full for another spring roll, or banh mi… or egg coffee. The best food I’ve had so far has been on the street or at a small place that specializes in only a few or maybe even just one dish. Don’t, just don’t enter a proper restaurant with closed doors or a man out front waving a menu and yelling at you. A big thanks to Anna at Slightly Astray for providing me with what turned out to be a pocket guide (more like a Bible, really) to the food in Hanoi, both in …

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...

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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The Birthday Party at The Harold Pinter Theatre: Review

The Birthday Party at The Harold Pinter Theatre: Review

by Rachel @ Across Land & Sea Travel Blog - Across Land & Sea

Since watching The Homecoming at Trafalgar Studios (2015) and The Caretaker at the Old Vic (2016), I have developed a fondness for reinventions of Pinter's uncomfortable, puzzling plays. Ian Rickson's revival similarly respects the original text whilst offering a controlled and fresh interpretation of The Birthday Party. 

The party is held at Meg and Petey's tired seaside boarding-house, a dusty place with peeling wallpaper and fried bread breakfasts, where Stanley has resided for about a year and has become very much part of the furniture. Their mundane lives are disrupted by the suspicious arrival of Goldberg and McCann and from this point on, the sense of peril never quite leaves the stage. 

The casting of Toby Jones as the mulish hermit is brilliant. His Stanley is shuffling and grubby, relishing the mothering, and sometimes smothering, nature of his ditzy landlady (Zoe Wanamaker), before viciously tormenting her. He strikes the balance between menace and vulnerability expertly; you never quite know whether to be afraid of him, or afraid for him. Often, it's both.

Much like Timothy Spall's Davies in The Caretaker, Stanley's identity is unclear and the truth about his past a mystery. He once played piano all over the world, or was it just at a concert hall in Lower Edmonton? In fact, nobody is quite who they appear to be. McCann is also Dermot or Seamus, and Goldberg goes by Simey and Benny.

Stephen Mangan's Goldberg is a commanding presence, especially when he is alongside Jones' cowering Stanley. He seems to wear a permanent threatening grin, which aids him to deliver Pinter's darkly comedic lines with a satisfying bluntness. He also appears to create a few jokes of his own, such as when he requests Lulu get up from his lap for him to awkwardly rearrange his trousers.

What I find so delightfully frustrating about Pinter's plays is how he forces you to imagine: to visualise Lulu's horror in the darkness, to ponder Stanley's fate outside the confines of the boarding-house, to wonder when Meg will realise that her lodger is gone. Ultimately, the power of this play rests in its ability to haunt you long after the curtain has fallen. 

☆☆☆☆

The Birthday Party is running at The Harold Pinter Theatre until 14 April 2018. 


a bit of background...

Before I left England in June 2016 to travel, I lived in London for two years, visiting the theatre around once a week. My family frequently took me to the theatre when I was growing up so my love for the stage has grown organically over the past twenty years. I follow closely the works of Headlong, Complicité, Kneehigh, Punchdrunk, Grandage and Branagh, and I am partial to a great musical. 


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by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

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by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

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Non-stop Flight To US Plans To Open In 2018

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

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Observations & Ramblings From Two Months Camping Around New Zealand

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Here are a few things that I’ve noticed while camping and housesitting here in New Zealand for the past two and a half months. This post is a bit of a ramble (kinda like this one) so enjoy… New Zealand is expensive. I knew it would be. But like, it’s more expensive than home. Gas and booze especially. And it kills me that I can’t really afford to eat out at all the great-looking restaurants while staying on budget. Losing things in the car makes me feel like I’m losing my mind. When you have literally all of your belongings in a finite space and you can’t find your chapstick, it’s excruciating. Because you know it’s in there somewhere and you’ve just misplaced it, or it’s fallen out of the car never to be seen again… Related: I have to stop setting things on top of the car. Every drive here is beautiful. There’s rarely a time when you’re not looking out the window at some gorgeous view of mountains, lakes, or coastlines. It’s absurd really. It’s also great because the radio in our car doesn’t work anymore… All backpackers here have the same stuff. It’s like, “Oh you have that tent? […]

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Market Moves: NYC’s Food Scene Gets Big News

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

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

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Hot Snail Quest

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Hanoi is baking in hot summer sun and there hasn't been much rain about this year to take the edge off the heat. A savage storm or two but long periods with not a drop. The city population seeks respite...

How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Ho Chi Minh City Hosts 12th Taste of The World Festival

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Excellent cuisines of Vietnam and foreign countries will be introduced at 100 booths at the 12th Taste of the World festival scheduled for January 11-14 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event, jointly held by the municipal Department of Tourism and the Viet Nam Tourism Association, […]

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Changchun’s Museum of the Imperial Palace of Manchukuo: A Guide

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

The Imperial Palace of Manchukuo is originally Japanese-ish. In the 1930s, Japan had just gotten out of an economic downturn (their version of the Great Depression). They had resources to invade surrounding countries once again. A strategic location was Manchuria, also known as Northeast China. With a well-timed attack, they took over the Heilongjiang, Jilin,

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

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

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The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam

The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam


Legal Nomads

A gluten free guide to Vietnam, which includes foods that are safe, foods to avoid, & a detailed translation card in Vietnamese written by a celiac.

Seoul Dining 2: Mung Bean Cake

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

At one convergence of halls at Seoul's Kwang Jang Market, there is jostling over mung beans. Not the raw ingredient but an enormous crisp pancake made of them. Called 'bindaetteok' or 'nokdujeon', it is reminiscent of Japan's 'okonomiyaki' in terms...

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...

Long Tan and Nui Dat Old Battle fields Full Day

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Our guide will pick you up at hotel in Sai Gon/ Or Phu My Port/ or Vung Tau Port, in Vung Tau who will take you to Long Tan and Nui Dat Old Battlefields. Your first stop of the day is the former Nui Dat Task Force Base (Nui Dat SS Hill) where two pillars […]

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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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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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Mekong Eyes Explorer 4 Days from Phnom Penh

by Hà Nguyễn @ Tours

With Mekong Eyes Explorer cruise, you can travel from Phnom Penh to Saigon covering the distance by boat to explore the fantastic scenery of the Mekong Delta. Along the way you pass fascinating Mekong Delta landscapes with an abundance of rice paddies and fruit orchards, life along the shores, playing children, Buddhist pagodas and colorful Cao Dai temples.

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Harbin’s Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair: A Guide

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

The most famous Winter Festival in the world happens in Harbin, China in the Heilongjiang Province. That all started with the Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair! Though it is not quite as impressive as the Ice and Snow World, or even the Sun Island Snow Sculpture Art Expo, the Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair is worth a

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

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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The 15 Culinary Destinations in Europe That Will Make You Hungry! (Foodie Vacations)

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Do you want to go on a foodie vacation? Here are the top culinary destinations in Europe you can eat your way through during your travels!

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51 Unique + Fun Things to do in Chile | Chile

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

If you’re traveling down the Gringo Trail, Chile might feel unexpectedly familiar. There are no ramshackle busses or alpacas wandering the streets. Instead, there are arbitrary laws, expensive cups of coffee, and high speed internet connections. In some weird way, you might miss the chaos. I wondered whether I was making a mistake by blowing the rest of my travel budget on a place that looked so much like home (and cost as much, too). But there’s something special about Chile. After I really got to know it, Chile became one of my favorite countries. Perhaps it was because I finally started to speak Spanish or was traveling on my own for the first time in years, or perhaps it’s just because Chile is diverse,  dynamic, and completely fascinating. Want to experience Chile beneath the surface? I bet you’ll dig it too. From geodesic domes where you can spend the night to the otherworldly nature of Patagonia, here’s are some of the weird, wild, and totally fun things to do in Chile. Very Chilean Experiences 1. Start up north for the gentle surf & sun in Arica (Arica y Parinacota) 2. Head into Valle de Elqui for a pisco tasting tour by bicycle (Coquimbo) […]

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How to Eat (and Cook) Like a Local in Rome

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

It’s not enough to know WHERE and WHAT to eat when you travel. You also need to learn a little about the HOW of it. Following the local food customs can significantly reduce friction between visitors and locals while increasing the overall enjoyment of your stay. When it comes to food and drink, every culture has […]

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival – Tet

by nguyentuandat @

Vietnamese Lunar New Year is a holiday of great human significance, This is the day for all people to reunite with their families, return to their hometown and commemorate their ancestors. Vietnamese Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year is the largest festival of Vietnamese traditional festivals,  the tra...

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The Best Eco Yoga Mat to Energize Your Practice in 2018

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

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

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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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30 Best Vietnam Street Foods & Local Dishes - CamEscapes

30 Best Vietnam Street Foods & Local Dishes - CamEscapes


Cam Escapes

Vietnam Street Food & Local Dishes are some of the most dynamic and delicious in the world. They also differ by region. Find new favorites here!

Bangkok 4-Days Itinerary: How to spend more than half a week in Bangkok

by Terence Hoong @ Anthola Group

(Photo available under Creative Commons license). There’s something about Bangkok. One minute you hate it because you’re tired of the noise, smog, and chaos, but the next moment when visiting… read more →

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Surrender is What Will Save You

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  “Ultimate freedom has nothing to do with your life circumstances –it is the freedom of allowing the self to dissolve into the waves of the ocean. It is the freedom that is born through one’s absolute trust in life.” – The 55th Gene Key   (This post is part three in a series, you […]

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Southeast Asia may not be famous for its hikes, but the region has its fair share of spectacular trails. It’s not that it’s difficult finding good hikes in Southeast Asia, it’s more if they’re worth exploring, given the proximity of Nepal, China and Japan. As adventure travel and hiking specialists in Asia, we say yes,

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When Shit Hits the Fan, Move to Berlin | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

Living in Europe had crossed my mind plenty of times before, but I always struck it down as soon as it did. Without a Master of Engineering or a Swedish husband, I assumed that the paperwork would make moving to Berlin impossible. But, I have to say, there’s nothing like shit hitting the fan to make a girl chase down her wildest dreams. Moving to Germany isn’t the same for all passports or professions, but as a [US] American in a creative field, I found the process quite easy. Ready to pack your bags, get your German Freelance Visa, and relocate to the very wurst country on earth? I promise you that you’re in for the time of your life. Here are practicalities you should know when moving to Berlin. The First Steps of Moving to Berlin Step 1 | Make Your Appointments (… way ahead of time) Some nationalities need a visa before travel, while other nationalities can convert their permit in-country. If you’re eligible to apply upon arrival, here are a few things to consider before even moving to Berlin. Book your Appointments at the Buergeramt and Ausländerbehörde: Within 14 days of arrival, you’re supposed to register your place […]

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

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Sister photoshoot in Kuala Lumpur

by Anna @ slightly astray

When my sister came to visit me in Malaysia back in June, I wanted to plan something special that will make her visit memorable. Like I’ve said before, photos are the best souvenirs, so I asked a local photographer in Kuala Lumpur (meet James in this post!) to take some shots of us. I had also planned on leaving Malaysia shortly after my sister’s visit. KL has been a very special place to me for the past year. I had...



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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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5 Amazing Street Food in Vietnam You Must Try!

5 Amazing Street Food in Vietnam You Must Try!


Pretty Wild World

Interested to know what are the street food in Vietnam? Here're five amazing dishes you must not miss out especially if you visit Hoi An!

3 Reasons You’ll Love ‘Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine’

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine Have you ever arrived at your dream destination super-excited to dive into the local cuisine only to realize you have no idea where to start? That was me in Venice in 2013, a city notorious for its tourist traps. I arrived without a plan then spent the […]

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

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

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

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Itinerary: Hits and Misses of 2 Days in Changchun, China

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

I visited Changchun City in the Jilin Province of northern China because I was already in the area. I had heard of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, the largest and (arguably) most famous winter festival in the world! It sounded awesome, so I planned a trip there. I didn’t want to spend too much

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Explore Angkor Wat 4days

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

  Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap  Upon arrival Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by our tour guide/ driver and transfer to hotel for check in. Free & easy in your own way.    Day 2: Angkor Tour (B/L) To avoid the big crowd, you will get up early and enjoy breakfast, at 0700 am […]

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Ninh Binh Excursion 2-day

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park (L/D) 8.00am depart from Hanoi by private vehicle to Cuc Phuong National Park. Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre to learn about the important work being done to help protect the endangered species of the park. After lunch in the park restaurant, take a […]

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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.

Thailand, Three Years Later

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Reuniting With a Long Lost Lover

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  Going home is such a strange thing isn’t it?     I mean, I suppose it’s strange to call it strange since it’s something so familiar.     Familiar spaces and faces reminding you of who you’ve been and what you’ve survived. Echoes of your past that almost ache when your bones remember.   […]

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Five Types Of Vermicelli Feature Hanoi Cuisine

by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Vermicelli is a rustic dish but holds the soul of Hanoi cuisine. There are five types of vermicelli that the tourist joining Hanoi local food tours all want to try.

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Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi


Authentic Food Quest

Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes are from Hanoi. Here is the top 10 local Vietnamese food you must eat in Hanoi including Pho, Bun Cha, and more!

Sherloft: An Instagrammable Hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

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

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

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

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

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The first time of a learning tour guide!

by nguyentuandat @

Today, I have been become a tour guide and had great memories with Sam and two foreigners, both of them are called Rebecca. Last night, after receiving this tour from Mr.Dat, I was very nervous, I could not sleep. And now, I feel, That is very extremely nice Beginning of the walking tours I went to ...

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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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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Changchun’s Jinjiang Inn, Renmin Avenue Guilin Road: A Review

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

After the disaster of housing in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, I was glad to have this booking. The Jinjiang Inn is a nationwide brand in China. Because of that, they are both mid-tier and can accept foreigners – thank goodness. Not all nonluxury hotels can accept foreigners, so call ahead to confirm! Changchun’s Jinjiang Inn, Renmin Avenue is

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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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Hanoi street food tour, Vietnam | Audley Travel

Hanoi street food tour, Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

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

Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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7 Unnecessary Worries That Stop You Going Backpacking & 1 Real Worry

by Terence Hoong @ Anthola Group

(Photo available under Creative Commons license). Don’t you just love travel bloggers? They live a carefree life and they have the luxury of seeing the world and experiencing life to… read more →

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13 shopping malls in Hanoi giving best value for your money

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Phorrito Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Exploring Hanoi Street Food - Vietnam Food Travel Blog

Exploring Hanoi Street Food - Vietnam Food Travel Blog


With Husband in Tow

I posed the challenge of finding us unique eats to Buffalo Tours when we signed up for their Hanoi street food tour in the Old Quarter.

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

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

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

Coron: Drinking and Diving in the Philippines

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

See what I did there, with the title? Hilarious right? Sometimes I hate myself… We left off as I made it onto a seven-hour ferry from El Nido to Coron in the nick of time… while suffering from a mild hangover due to the prior evening’s birthday festivities. So actually, it wasn’t that bad. Yeah we were packed in there, but there was also plenty of room to sit and read outside, rest my head on a pile of life jackets functioning as a makeshift pillow, and (surprise!) lunch was included. It was a beautiful – and calm, thank god – day out on the ocean. Gotta love spending your birthday in transit! But OH Coron, you were worth it. And I spent my birthday in luxury – because $90 a night in the Philippines will buy you quite a bit of luxury – with a king size bed, hot shower, and HBO Movies on TV. I mean I still didn’t have wifi, but ya win some, ya lose some, right?! I decided to treat myself to two nights in a real hotel with a pool and breakfast included. And then I did what everybody comes to Coron to do… ^ Take this picture.^ […]

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Offbeat Trekking in Kyrgyzstan: Jyrgalan Boz Uchuk Lakes Trek, A Beginner’s Guide

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

With over 90% of its territory covered in mountains, Kyrgyzstan has no shortage of treks filled with stunning landscapes, alpine lakes, shepherds, yurts and a feeling of being very far out, immersed in nature. It's why we often recommend Kyrgyzstan to travelers interested in trekking with a taste of the offbeat. Our recent trek of […]

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Hanoi Street Food

Hanoi Street Food


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A tour of the street food vendors of Hanoi

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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Vietnam Travel Guides

by sub_admin @ Vietnam Travel & Cruise

1. Key facts: Area: 331,210 sq km (127,881 sq miles). Population: 94,444,200 (UN estimate 2016). Population density: 284.9 per sq km. Capital: Hanoi. Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND) Government: Socialist republic. Head of state: President Trần Đại Quang since 2016. Head of government: Prime Minister...

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10 Surprising Facts You Need to Know About Food in Portugal

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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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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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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Vietnamese Restaurants and Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnamese Restaurants and Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


Uncornered Market

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

Mid-Autumn Festival In Vietnam – Trung Thu

by nguyentuandat @

According to the customs of Vietnamese people for thousands of years, the Mid-Autumn Festival In Vietnam is celebrated in the middle of autumn, that is, the full moon day of August (lunar calendar). On this occasion, people make offerings to their ancestors and set traditional cakes and food in fron...

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Icewine: 6 Things You Need to Know About Canada’s National Treasure

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Icewine 101 Icewine is a world-renowned style of wine that can only be crafted under specific conditions. Temperatures have to be a precise -8 to -10 Celsius.  Even one degree warmer or cooler, and it’s not icewine. Although it’s made in Canada’s Niagara and Okanagan wine regions, icewine remains a bit of a mystery to […]

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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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Blood Tests, Birth Control, and Motorbike Accidents: My Experience with Healthcare Abroad

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

I’ve learned a lot over these past 20 months of travel (man, has it been that long?) and one of those things is that getting medical care abroad is totally not a big deal. Turns out, it’s actually way easier than getting it at home! This post is a bit of an informative letter to my past self… and anyone else thinking about leaving the U.S. for an extended period of time. It’s also for anyone curious about how healthcare abroad has been working out for me. Worries About Healthcare and Long-Term Travel I’d like to write the post I wish I’d read before leaving home. A post to let anyone (especially folks from the States) know what it’s like to be on the road and need healthcare or prescription meds, and how I handled it. The good news is that so far, it’s been way better – as in, more efficient and cheaper – than being at home. For me, at least. After I quit my job to travel, I was left health insurance-less. Like pretty much instantly. (Well, I opted for one month of COBRA so that I didn’t have to pay the penalty for being uninsured, and uh, it was […]

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Opera house Hanoi – Vietnam

by nguyentuandat @

The Opera house Hanoi was build between 1901 and 1911 by two architects Harlay and Broyer,  which bears many historical marks and located in the heart of Hanoi capital is the venue of the major art performances of many famous musicians and artists in Vietnam. In here, you can contemplate the magnifi...

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The Art of Assisted Serendipity

by Daniel Noll @ Uncornered Market

By Daniel Noll

And yet the arc of a career is not entirely random or shaped in the end by factors beyond our comprehension or control. I have felt my whole life that I’ve been on a course and being guided, even though I didn’t know by what. — Steven Pressfield in Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t […]

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Australia, Canada among 6 countries now eligible for Vietnam E-Visa program

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Citizens from six more countries will be able to apply for Vietnam visas online, according to new government decree. The updated policy was approved on November 29. According to VnExpress, travelers from Australia, Canada, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are now eligible to apply for an e-visa. The scheme is already available for tourists from 40 countries. The news source also added that the decision was made since arrivals from... read more

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Hanoi Street Food Tour - Hanoi Street Food - Hanoi Tours - Vietnam Tours

Hanoi Street Food Tour - Hanoi Street Food - Hanoi Tours - Vietnam Tours


Vietnam Tours - Indochina Tours

Hanoi Street Food Tour give you a different view of Hanoi by walking through Hanoi’s Old Quarter to passionate about food and exotic flavors.

Maximum of 900 guests allowed to visit Son Doong in 2018

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Oxalis tour operator, the only travel company allowed to organise tours to the well-known Son Doong Cave, in the central province of Quang Binh, officially opened its ticket sales to explore the world’s largest cave for 2018, with a route of four days and three nights. According to Oxalis General Director Nguyen Chau A, his company offered 460 slots in the first sale. This morning, about 250 guests already bought tickets. In 2018, Quang Binh province... read more

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

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

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

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

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A Second Story (ft. Munich) | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

This post is in partnership with #SimplyMunich. I received a complimentary Munich sightseeing bus tour with Gray Line, but all opinions are my own! My approach to Munich was a bit like the Going on a Bear Hunt poem. If you can’t go over it, can’t go under it, can’t go around it, you’ve got to go through it. You see, I didn’t immediately feel a connection with Munich. It was beautiful, for sure, but it felt at first like the kind of place where you’re free to look, but not touch. There were palaces (oh the palaces!) and gothic churches. The city was littered with royal residences and the sidewalks weren’t caked with chewed gum like I’d come to expect in Berlin. There were refined restaurants and cocktail bars and designer stores that I wouldn’t dare enter in Levis. I needed another way to connect with the city that didn’t involve so much snubbing, and so I went up. Up to the second story of a sightseeing bus. While bus tours aren’t normally my scene, I’ve taken a liking to this method of exploring a city over the past few years. Rather than getting lost in a tangle of U-bahn […]

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Go Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai Old City, Thailand

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

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

A Return to the Wild

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  I think I’ve been scared to write this. Afraid that by putting the words on the page I might bring it all back to life. And yet that’s the very reason why I need to write this.   So that I remember to never forget.     I guess you could say the story […]

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Street Food Vendor Hanoi, Vietnam - Reflections Enroute

Street Food Vendor Hanoi, Vietnam - Reflections Enroute


Reflections Enroute

Places like Hanoi, where street food vendors carry full meals through the streets, it's hard not to try some. My body reacts just like Pavlov's dog, and before you know it there go a few dong!

I’ll Admit It: An Adults-Only Resort in Cancun Helped Me Get My Mojo Back

by Anna Davies @ Fodors Travel Guide

Anything can happen in a place where “temptated” is used as a verb.

Insight of Vietnam 16days

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Day 01: Fly to Hanoi Fly to Hanoi, upon arrival, our shuttles bus & guide will be holding a sign with your name and welcome you at Noi Bai International airport, transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest day is free at leisure and overnight in Hanoi.   Day 02: Hanoi City Tour […]

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Rendezvous With Rovers – Shannon From Lives Abroad

by Corinne Vail @ Reflections Enroute

A Virtual Meetup with Shannon of Lives Abroad Welcome back to our Weekend Travel Inspiration series A Rendezvous with Rovers. In this series, we virtually meet up with some intrepid souls who love traversing the planet and talking (or blogging) [...]

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Vietnamese Any Day – A New Book Coming Up!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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Hidden things to do in Singapore for the true traveler

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

When you think of Singapore, a few things might come to mind. Some are towering cities flooded with international business people; others is sprawling resort complexes that essentially act as entertainment centers. These are certainly among the prevailing images of this metropole at the southern edge of Malaysia, and they maybe give a feeling that […]

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

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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From Saranda to Ksamil in Beaches – The End of Albania

by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

Sorry for the cliffhanger, guys. Things got a little challenging there for a minute – what with all the freelancing and entertaining guests while traveling. I do neglect the blog when I’m feeling less motivated. I’m sorry for being the worst. Look, Albania is awesome. My biggest regret (other than not spending more time there) is that I didn’t write this post sooner and it’s now the end of the summer season, and I may have deprived some people of a tiny source of Internet information for their Balkans travel planning… because there’s not a lot out there on Albania. Because, trust me, this place is exceptional. And it’s still cool in September even when the crowds have died down! When people ask me where I’ve got to return to, Albania is at the top of my list. Still. One year later and I feel like I haven’t delved beneath the enigmatic exterior that is Albania and it’s wonderfully welcoming yet stoic people. There are some places that are easy to love. There are some places with simple logistics and a well-worn tourist trail. And there are some places where you have to convince your travel companion that you’ve gotta […]

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Hue City Tour Full Day

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

  At 8:30 a.m., you will be greeted at the hotel by a driver and guide. You will board the Dragon Boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful […]

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Bun Thang – Hanoi Quintessential Cuisine

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Bun Thang (Hanoi vermicelli noodle soup with chicken, egg, and pork) is one of the traditional dishes that shows the sophisticated and elegant style of Hanoi cuisine. It is the harmonious combination dish of color, flavor, and nutrition.

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About 2017: Life According to Instagram

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

2017 started in South America. Dodging fireworks beneath the giant church in Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, to be more specific. If you asked me what the year ahead was going to look like, I don’t think I could have told you. I didn’t know where I’d be in three days, much less, where I’d be at the same time next year. But isn’t it funny how, ready or not, next year always seems to come. I don’t share too much about my personal life on Travel Outlandish because I don’t consider myself to be “that kind of blogger”. But, what the hell. In case you were curious, 2017 was a big one. It was a year of some significant losses. It was also the year that I trekked in Patagonia on my own, the year that I finally learned Spanish, the year that some major relationships evolved, the year that this blog took off, and the year that I moved to Berlin. I’d be lying if I said it was all painless, but it wasn’t all bad either. It was a year full of monumental, messy, hard-to-handle lessons that will [hopefully] make 2018 that much better. So, from Peru to Germany, […]

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Where to Eat in and Drink at the the Best Turku Restaurants

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering where to eat and drink when you visit Southwest Finland? Start with these top Turku restaurants and then go to the Finnish Archipelago for more great food.  Turku Finland is a city that takes its food seriously.  From super fresh salmon at the city’s historic market to chef-driven dishes at the best Turku restaurants, the food in Turku impressed us with every bite during our recent visit. This shouldn’t be a shock since Turku, Finland’s oldest city and original capital, was named a European Capital of Culture in 2011. As ...

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How to plan a family vacation – a step-by-step guide, with tips and checklist

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Traveling with kids – it’s hard, but it’s worth it. Depending on the age of your offspring, the challenges vary, but as parents and travel experts, we have some insights on how to streamline a family vacation. To share the things we’ve learned through years of experience planning – and taking – family trips in

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

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

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

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.

Teufelsberg: No One Listens Better than the NSA | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

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

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

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

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

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Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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Top Places In Europe To Visit In Spring

by Corinne Vail @ Reflections Enroute

Travel Bloggers Reveal the Best European Spring Spots Traditionally folks travel to Europe in the summertime, but visiting some of the hot spots in July or August means lines, crowds, and lots of waiting. I’ve found that traveling to Europe [...]

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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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Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - Hanoi Free Local Tours

Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - Hanoi Free Local Tours


Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Street Food Tour is a tour organised by Hanoi Local Free Tours to help tourists get the best local experience during their trip in Hanoi. Book a Hanoi Street Food Tour, tourists will have a chance to explore best food stops that only local knows, share local tips with our enthusiastic student guides.

Sumatra, Indonesia: The Forgotten Island

by Terence Hoong @ Anthola Group

Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world. It is a southeast Asian island, West of Indonesia. Some travelers have dubbed Sumatra the Wild West of Indonesia. Although it… read more →

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The World’s 15 Most Beautiful Mountains

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Here is list of 15 most beautiful mountains which not only have impressive height but also have majestic scenery, attracting visitors from all over the world. Kirkjufell, with a height of 463 m, is one of the most famous mountain peaks in Iceland. An impressive mountain in […]

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Sapa Trekking full day

by Hà Nguyễn @ Tours

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes, cool climate and colorful markets of ethnic minorities. With Sapa Trekking full day, you will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority and have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

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Non La – Symbol of Vietnamese charm and romance

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Non la (palm-leaf conical hat) is a traditional symbol of Vietnamese people without the restriction of age, sex or racial distinctions Origin of Non la Like every custom of Vietnam, Non la has its own origin, coming from a legend related to the history of rice growing in Vietnam. The story is about a giant woman from the sky who has protected humankind from a deluge of rain. She wore a hat made of four round shaped... read more

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9 Must-Try Street Foods in Hanoi

9 Must-Try Street Foods in Hanoi


Fodors Travel Guide

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is famously home to some of the most incredible street food in the world.

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

by sub_admin @ Vietnam Travel & Cruise

A long, narrow country squeezed in between the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders, Vietnam is a land of striking landscapes that range from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains in the north to the picturesque valleys of the Central Highlands and the fertile delta and beautifu...

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The first time of coming with a foreigner

by nguyentuandat @

Today I had the first time of being a Hanoi free tour guides with the foreigner in a tour on my own. I had so many unforgettable memories from this tour. PICK UP. I arrived at the Hostel at 55 Quan Su street at twenty to two at the afternoon and sat there to wait for the tourist. There were some for...

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Are You Hungry for Adventure and Exotic Food? Here Are Some of the Top Choices!

by Pretty Wild World @ Pretty Wild World

Everyone loves to travel and to try out new and exciting foods. Sometimes people purposely take a trip to awaken their taste buds; here are some great choices to review.

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Reboot the Blog, Recalibrate the Palate

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

An Experiential Travel Guide to Karakol, Kyrgyzstan: 25 Ideas to Get You Started

by Daniel Noll @ Uncornered Market

By Daniel Noll

When readers ask, “I’m traveling to Karakol. Is there anything to do there? Where should I go?” We have a raft of ideas, often surprising them. Why? Because most travelers (and guidebooks) know Karakol, a town in eastern Kyrgyzstan, only as a jumping off point for popular day hikes and multi-day treks in the nearby […]

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Danang Open-top Bus

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Second Danang open-top bus is planned to serve for tourists between the international airport and Son Tra peninsula by central coastal city of Danang. The city’s Department of Transport said the new service would begin later this month. It said it would be run by the Empire […]

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Dark Alley Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Dark alleys at night are supposed to be avoided. There are bogeymen lurking up them. Our western culture has prejudiced us against walking these passageways. All those books we read, all those films we watched, the stories we were told,...

October & November 2017 travel re-cap: back in the U.S.A.

by Anna @ slightly astray

At the beginning of October, I said bye to my family in Beijing and flew back to Los Angeles. It had been exactly two years since I’ve set foot on home soil, so I was feeling equal parts nervous and excited. What would it be like? Would I feel at home or would I feel like an outsider who no longer belonged? Would I pick up with my friends or would I be like a stranger now? I said bye...



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Pad Thai: The Forgotten History Of Thailand’s National Dish

by Terence Hoong @ Anthola Group

Pad Thai is one of the Thailand’s most popular street food. There’s no restaurant in Thailand you won’t find this dish on the menu. However as popular as it is,… read more →

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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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8 Destinations In Vietnam To Visit In January

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

January is the right time in year for a trip to these 8 destinations in Vietnam to celebrate your New Year Vacation with family or friends. Sapa The town of Sapa is home to Fansipan Peak, the roof of Indochina, has its best landscape in January, […]

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Banh dom – Another gift from Phu Nhi Village

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Banh dom is a kind of glutinous rice flour cake with bean paste which is the common and rustic cake in the North of Vietnam.

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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

Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Luxury cruises in Asia are an undisputed treat. ‘Throw off the bowlines’ as the Mark Twain quote urges – cast away your ties to ordinary travel and embrace the timeless enchantment of the overwater journey. Cruising is one of our favorite ways to see a country – all the more when it’s aboard an elegant

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Hanoi Street Food: Best dishes suggested by a food connoisseur

Hanoi Street Food: Best dishes suggested by a food connoisseur


Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi street food has withstood the test of time: The dishes you enjoy today are the same as the ones enjoyed in the 80s and 90.

On an Island in the Sun (Lake Titicaca Remix) | Bolivia

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

You’ll leave Isla del Sol, an island on Lake Titicaca, claiming to have day tripped on “the world’s highest commercially navigable lake”. I bet you’ve just been waiting your whole life to say that, huh? But having seen many of the world’s relatively oldest, biggest, unnecessarily tallest, and arbitrarily best attractions, I can safely say that Lake Titicaca is absolutely worth a visit. It might be the world’s highest, and South America’s second largest, but grandeur aside, it is a lovely place exploding with Bolivian culture. Stretching some 190 km, Lake Titicaca stands besides the Great Lakes in size with a delightfully Bolivian twist. On a quick jaunt from Peru, you’ll find the shores of Copacabana speckled with hardworking women in bowler hats, wearing braids that would take finer haired women a lifetime to grow. You can order trout fished straight from the water, cooked at least thirty different ways, for $3 a plate. The balsa boats call to pre-Colombian times, and no one really mentions the swan-shaped boats and XORBS in the harbor. Lake Titicaca is surprisingly kitschy (as evidenced by the very weird hillside hotel) but these are the things that bring Lake Titicaca from slightly overrun natural wonder to delightfully […]

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VIET NAM Please access to the link below and following process: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/web/guest/khai-thi-thuc-dien-tu/cap-thi-thuc-dien-tu Cost Pay E-visa fee 25 USD Bank transfer fee (variable depending upon your bank) Do not need to pay stamping fee at Viet Nam Airport Duration: ...

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What’s that you say? I was in the Philippines last year? That’s true. But since it’s been one of my fave places so far, I felt like I needed to wrap it up properly. And everybody visits the island of Palawan when they go to the Philippines… El Nido is the shockingly beautiful, shockingly fun spot in the Philippines that backpackers flock to. Of course, like everywhere in the Philippines, it ain’t THAT easy to get to. From Cebu it’s a short flight to Puerto Princesa, a bit of haggling for a 5 or 6 hour sweaty van ride (though they promise “It’s 4 hours only!”), and you’re there! After spending a little too much time in other island destinations like Boracay and Malapascua, I didn’t have many of my 30 days in the ‘Peens left for anywhere else except El Nido and Coron. If I could do it again (and I MIGHT!) I’d try to hit up Port Barton. It’s a little paradise-like place on Palawan that folks say resembles El Nido ten years ago. El Nido isn’t much upon first glance. It’s a dusty, colorful, slightly rundown beach town. Okay, so it was dark when I finally got […]

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Cruise on your own private Asian style sailing junk. Just you, your crew and spectacular backdrop of the bay. With L’Azalée Premuim Cruise, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of cruising between the awe-inspring limestone formations and experiencing firsthand the local culture within the traditional floating villages. Your are amongst the islands, bays and beaches of Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage-listed destination.

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Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre: Review

Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre: Review

by Rachel @ Across Land & Sea Travel Blog - Across Land & Sea

After the muted success of Young Marx, I was hopeful that the new and beautiful Bridge Theatre's second offering would trump its first. Trump, indeed, as this is a political play which considers the threat of dictatorship. Inside the auditorium, David Calder's presidential face is printed on badges, campaign boards and flyers - "Do this!" we're ordered by Caesar himself. 

Seizing the vast promenade space from the start, a rock band entertains the 'mob' and wheeled stalls sell beers and t-shirts, as if at a festival. The drum-heavy renditions of Katy Perry and Oasis tracks may encourage some to plug their fingers in their ears, but it does well to engage the standing audience members who quickly become part of the action.

This is a modern day Shakespeare which centres on the streets. Secret meetings at bus stops, public appearances of rulers protected by security guards, and barbed wire barricades - all surrounded by us, ruffians on street corners. Navigating the throng is a vibrant cast: Adjoa Andoh plays a lively, gossiping Casca and David Morrissey a slippery Marc Anthony. Calder's Caesar is entitled, yet not overtly tyrannical. 

Brutus is portrayed by Ben Whishaw as an intelligent and well-intentioned man with flawed ideas. He is swayed by the reasoning of an urgent Cassius (Michelle Fairley), but he proceeds to misjudge the outcome of a vital decision. Controlled and eager, he does not expect his logic to fail and one autocrat to be replaced by another.

At times, the production shines. Whishaw's pitch-perfect delivery of Shakespeare's prose is delightful to hear, and it is hard not to be impressed with the active nature of the staging: stage blocks rise and fall, characters enter from the crowd and set materialises from the darkness. Yet, the pivotal murder sequence does not quite bring the drama it deserves. It seems too formulaic and the giggles floating from the pit render the scene anti-climactic. Nevertheless, Hytner does away with an interval and condenses the play into a swift two hours, ensuring your attention is always focussed on the next piece of action.

In the end, this play reminded me that history tends to repeat itself. Shakespeare wrote works based on the anxieties of his time, and it is a testament to history that Julius Caesar resonates in 2018, as it did in the seventeenth century. 

    ☆☆☆½

    Julius Caesar is running at The Bridge Theatre until 15 April 2018. 


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    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...

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

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

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

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    10 travel tricks that will save you a fortune

    by Lance Whilst @ I Like Local Blog

    I Like Local Blog

    Heading abroad is great fun. Whether you’re off on your annual summer family holiday or a romantic city break over a long weekend, exploring a new place is exciting and rewarding. But going abroad can be expensive if you don’t plan well. You’ve got to think about how you’re getting there, where you’ll stay, what […]

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    Making Mooncake – Mid Autumn Festival 2017

    by nguyentuandat @

    Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu), also known by other names as Festival of family reunion  (Tết Đoàn Viên) or Children Festival (Tết Thiếu Nhi). This year, Hanoi Free Tours By Foot has organized the special event to make and sell Moon Cake – a traditional cake which is only made ...

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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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    Childhood nostalgic with Hanoi's street food

    Childhood nostalgic with Hanoi's street food


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    <p>Cotton candy bikes, Fried ball-cake vendors... many of Hanoi street cuisines remind tourists and local about their dreamy childhood.</p>

    Bali off the beaten track: itinerary for the true wanderer

    by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

    I Like Local Blog

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

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    September 2017 travel re-cap: family time in China

    by Anna @ slightly astray

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but October has seriously been a whirlwind so far. And now I can’t believe it’s already the end of the month. So let’s hurry and re-cap September! August 25 – September 12: Shanghai, China September started on the happiest note with a trip to the new Shanghai Disneyland with my cousin!! September 1 is the first day of school in China. And so it’s also the first day of reduced Disneyland ticket prices....



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    Top 10 Barcelona Restaurants for First-Time Visitors

    by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

    Barcelona expert Alex Sexton shares his Top 10 restaurant picks for anyone who wants to have a great meal in his favorite European city.

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    2-day Cat Tien National Park

    by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

    Day 01: Ho Chi Minh – Cat Tien National Park (L/D) Our driver will pick you up at hotel and transfer to Dong Nai, Mid-day arrival, cross the ferry at Dong Nai river to enter Cat Tien National park, which situated 150km/ 4 hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, covers an area of 720 […]

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    Ve Village’s Fried Egg Dumplings

    by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

    The exact name of fried egg dumplings is “cha day”, a rustic name that people in Ve village gave to this traditional food.

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    Whatever Happened To Shrimp Scampi?

    by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

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

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    The Backpacker’s Street Food Guide in Southeast Asia

    by Terence Hoong @ Anthola Group

    (Photo available under Creative Commons license). Apart from seeing places and meeting people, the food is another exciting thing to look forward to in Southeast Asia. Of course, we all… read more →

    The post The Backpacker’s Street Food Guide in Southeast Asia appeared first on Anthola Group.

    Harbin Ice and Snow World: A Guide

    by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

    The pinnacle of winter tourism is the Harbin Ice and Snow World! It’s the headline of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, and one of the coolest places I’ve ever been. (Yes, that’s a pun! Ha!) If you’re willing and able to brave the cold, this is a talk-about-forever kind of place! You won’t forget it

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    When the Jungle Burned Me

    by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

      (Read Part One: A Return to the Wild)   My first two days back in the jungle were blissfully easy.   While I felt trepidation as I left Seattle, uncertain how Puerto Viejo may have changed or how I might see it through my new eyes, it actually felt so much better than when […]

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    Hanoi Street Foods: 7 Mouthwatering Must-Try Vietnamese Delicacies

    Hanoi Street Foods: 7 Mouthwatering Must-Try Vietnamese Delicacies


    Anthola Group

    Hanoi is well know for its cuisine. If you were to visit the Northern capital of Vietnam, be sure to check out these 7 must-try Hanoi Street Foods.

    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...

    Nuoc Voi – The Simple But Elegant Drink Of Hanoians

    by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

    Nuoc voi was popular in every family in Hanoi. Every house has a basket to hold the hot teapot to make this drink.

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    Danang Seafood Barn

    by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

    HCMC Opens Pedestrian Streets For Lunar New Year

    by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

    Ho Chi Minh City wants to turn De Tham and Do Quang Dau Street into pedestrian streets for entertainment activities during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). A representative from HCM City’s People Committee said the two new walking streets are expected to create more space for cultural […]

    The post HCMC Opens Pedestrian Streets For Lunar New Year appeared first on Ha Food Tours.

    10 Things Backpackers in Thailand Should Not Miss

    by Terence Hoong @ Anthola Group

    The backpacking culture is diverse and inclusive. For everyone that enjoys traveling off the beaten path, the adventure that is backpacking awaits. You may have decided to travel the world… read more →

    The post 10 Things Backpackers in Thailand Should Not Miss appeared first on Anthola Group.

    Ultimate Traveler Gift Guide

    by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

    By Audrey Scott

    After over ten years of round-the-world travel we've learned a few things about what works and what doesn't when it comes to travel gear. So, we've put together some of our favorite travel gear into this gift guide for adventure travelers. If you're looking to buy something for an adventurous or curious traveler in your […]

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    MY FIRST OLD QUARTER TOUR

    by nguyentuandat @

    PICKING UP: On last Saturday, I had a nice first tour with an Israel couple staying in King Ly Hotel, Sam was the main guide and I was assistant. It was my first time to do this job so I was really nervous. Because Dat had noticed me at 11 pm the night before and I had to get the bus at 6.45am in th...

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    La Vong Grilled Fish – The Lesser-Known Origin

    by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

    One of Hanoi traditional food that people should try when coming to this capital city is Cha Ca La Vong or La Vong Grilled Fish.

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    5 Best Pho Restaurants In Hanoi

    by nguyentuandat @

    One of the most tasty dishes of Vietname is noodle soup (pho) . Here is 5 best pho restaurants in hanoi which you can find a high quality bowl of Pho. Yen Ninh’s Chicken noodle soup Expensive but still crowded: Although it doest not have decades’ seniority over its business to Make a cul...

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    What I’ve Learned From Four Years Without Sex

    by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

    When people discover that I’ve been celibate for the past four years they always ask me if it’s by choice.   They must be trying to figure out if I’m a) totally repressed (by choice) or b) totally undesirable (not by choice)   And I don’t exactly know how to answer, because I’m neither… and […]

    The post What I’ve Learned From Four Years Without Sex appeared first on This American Girl.

    Cambodia Off Beaten Track 14days

    by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

    Day 1: Fly to Phnom Penh Welcome to Cambodia where you’ll be met by Cambodian private tour guide, transfer to hotel, check in, short rest, after for a short trip we will drive to board an evening Mekong Boat, enjoy the beautiful sunset from the cruise deck. Overnight Phnom Penh   Day 2: Phnom Penh […]

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    Hidden places in Nairobi, Kenya that few travelers know about

    by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

    I Like Local Blog

    Nairobi is not so straight forward when visiting as a traveler. How should you spend 2 days in Nairobi? Most travelers look at TripAdvisor that offer a handful of things to do in Nairobi, but they don’t give a good impression of Nairobi as a city or of the Kenyan culture, in my opinion. This […]

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    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 […]

    The post TOP 13 FASCINATING MUSEUMS IN HANOI FOREIGNERS SHOULD NOT MISS appeared first on Hanoi Free Local Tours.

    The Best Same-Sex Wedding Destinations Around the World

    by Kelsy Chauvin @ Fodors Travel Guide

    Marriage equality is becoming the way of the world, and it has LGBTQ couples thinking globally for their wedding plans.

    Clam Worm Season in Hanoi

    by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

    To the people who love Hanoi traditional food, not eating the dishes made of clam worm at the end of autumn is an incompleteness.

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    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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    17 surprising ways traveling Southeast Asia like an insider can change you

    by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

    It’s a simple fact that travel is transformative. If you travel Southeast Asia with an open mind, there’s no doubt your journeys will affect you. If you grew up in a Western country, you feel the effects even more. The contrast to what you’re used to back home can come as a shock, but, as

    Read 17 surprising ways traveling Southeast Asia like an insider can change you on Backyard Travel.

    Baixiang Holiday Hotel, Harbin, China: A Review

    by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

    The Baixiang Holiday Hotel: If you’re looking for a place to stay in Harbin, location might be the single most important factor to consider. There are plenty of hotels that you could choose, but when it’s -30°C outside, the last thing you want to do is walk around looking for your hotel! While other things are

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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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    A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

    by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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    This Phnom Penh Boutique Hotel is a Unique Retreat in the City Centre

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

    My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.
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    This Phnom Penh boutique hotel is perfect for couples or families who want comfort, style, and a peaceful place to retreat after exploring the bustling city. There’s a special magic that happens when a hotel finds the right balance between comfort, design, and a welcoming atmosphere. TeaHouse Asian Urban Hotel, a welcoming boutique hotel in […]

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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 […]

    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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    Taxi in Vietnam

    by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

    Moving around Vietnam by which means of transport will give you the easiest and relaxed time ever? The answer will be sure taxi even though it can be a bit pricey right? However, compared to money you have to pay back when you’re in your country to Vietnam, sure, you will think it’s not so expensive anymore. However, we still need to be aware of the rip-off taxi scam which can make everyone shock when open... read more

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    Cudweed Sticky Rice Balls – Passionate Flavor of Hanoi Autumn

    by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

    Cudweed sticky rice balls, whose folk name is banh khuc, have captured the heart of Hanoians although they are only the rustic dish among many of Hanoi street food.

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    Seoul Dining 2: Mung Bean Cake

    by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

    At one convergence of halls at Seoul's Kwang Jang Market, there is jostling over mung beans. Not the raw ingredient but an enormous crisp pancake made of them. Called 'bindaetteok' or 'nokdujeon', it is reminiscent of Japan's 'okonomiyaki' in terms...

    2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

    by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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    3 weeks in New York by the numbers

    by Anna @ slightly astray

    Despite the fact that I grew up in the States (with several years of it on the East Coast – did you know I lived in Pittsburgh as a kid?), I’ve never been to NYC. I know… I can’t believe it! It’s such an iconic city and everyone raves about how amazing it is, so it’s been high on my list of dream destinations. So when Ray and Carmela invited me to visit, how can I pass that up?! Technically, I stayed...



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

    by Tiffany @ Food Republic

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

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    Visit Kiev Travel Guide

    by Jim Vail @ Reflections Enroute

    Visit Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine Ukraine has certainly had it’s problems in the past. The secessionist movement and loss of the Crimea to Russia was a major blow to both the national psyche and international tourism. However, Ukraine is a beautiful [...]

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    Going Wild: 15 Treks in South America | South America

    by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

    Let’s think of South America as the world’s playground. Everyone has heard of the Inca Trail, but when it comes to treks in South America, that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. You can get the most from your time on the continent by exploring its limits. You can cross borders on your own two feet or be at the top of a volcano before the sun has even peeked over the horizon. And that, guys, is what adventure travel is all about. There are thousands of trails to choose from in South America. Knowing just which trek to pick can be your first big challenge. I collaborated with some extra rad adventure travelers to detail the best treks in South America so you don’t miss a single one. Let’s get to it! Some photos have been edited by me and may not reflect the style of the photographer.  The Best Hikes & Treks in South America Huemul Circuit | Argentina Nearest City: El Chaltén, Argentina // Difficulty: Hard // Duration: 4 Days The Huemul Circuit may just be 63km, but it’s considered one of the most challenging treks in South America. The first day’s scenery is forests and hanging glaciers with a night spent […]

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    Up in the Air, Down to Earth: Our 2016 Travel Year in Review

    by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

    By Audrey Scott

    When 2016 first began, I imagined it to be a relatively quiet year for us, at least in terms of travel. However, in these final flickers and embers, I peer back in reflection over our Instagram feed and photo stream and am struck by breadth and depth in turns that we've known over these last […]

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    Banh Da Ke – Simple Flavor In The Bottom Of Heart Of Hanoians

    by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

    The simple dish contains a culture, attached to the childhood of many generations growing up in the ancient streets of Hanoi.

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    6 Best Thailand Diving Sites All Divers Should Not Miss

    by Terence Hoong @ Anthola Group

    Diving in Thailand is a life goal for many avid scuba divers. The beautiful emerald water and abundant sea life are an attraction for everyone from vacation beginners to seasoned… read more →

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

    by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

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

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    Let Alexa’s Gordon Ramsay Feature Ruin Your Meal

    by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

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

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    Ha Long Bay among Top 3 places to visit in Southeast Asia

    by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

    Ha Long Bay has been ranked third in a list of the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia by Touropia, an international travel website featuring the most amazing sights around the world divided into various “Best of” lists. “Located in northeastern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay resembles a scene from a fantasy story with its thousands of limestone karst islands of different shapes and sizes,” the website explained. “Some of the islands contain lakes while... read more

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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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    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 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

    by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

    Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

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    Ha Food Tours | Hanoi Food Tours | Hanoi Street Food Tours

    Ha Food Tours | Hanoi Food Tours | Hanoi Street Food Tours


    Ha Food Tours

    HA FOOD TOURS offers the most popular food tours available in Hanoi Old Quarter. Food tours are a great way to learn about Hanoi's diverse cultural history.

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

    by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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    Valentine Premium Private Cruise 3 Days/ 2 Nights

    by Hà Nguyễn @ Tours

    Following in the tradition of our entire fleet, the Valentine Premium offers luxurious accommodation, professional and friendly service, fine Vietnamese and Western cuisine and an itinerary designed to maximize your holiday pleasure. There are only two very spacious cabins at 22 square meters each. In addition to their generous size, all the cabins feature en-suite bathrooms, which not only contain a large shower with rainfall and handheld massage showers, but a full bath with Jacuzzi as well

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    Colorado’s Milkshake IPAs Sweeten Up The Craft Beer Scene

    by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

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

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    Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi

    Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi


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    An unadventurous eater dives into Hanoi's sidewalk street food scene on a guided food tour.

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

    by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

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

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    10 things to answer the question: “Why is Vietnam attractive?”

    by sub_admin @ Vietnam Travel & Cruise

    Beautiful natural landscape and scenery, pristine charming beaches, friendly locals or delicious street food, there are so many reasons for Vietnam tourism to be highly scored in the eyes of international travelers. Today, we reveal top 10 reasons that attract world-wide travelers to Vietnam Scenery...

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    must eat: Northern Vietnamese Street Food + Urban Adventures

    must eat: Northern Vietnamese Street Food + Urban Adventures


    Travel Outlandish

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

    Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi

    Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi


    My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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

    This is How You Protect Yourself From Getting Bumped From a Flight

    by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

    Tips from top travel advisors to help reduce your chances of being bumped from a flight.

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    Hot Snail Quest

    by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

    Hanoi is baking in hot summer sun and there hasn't been much rain about this year to take the edge off the heat. A savage storm or two but long periods with not a drop. The city population seeks respite...

    25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go

    by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

    Borneo. You probably know it for its rainforests, orangutans and world-class scuba diving. But there’s a lot more to this lush tropical island. Did you know that its jungles provide a rich habitat for rare creatures? It’s also home to the world’s largest (and most pungent) flower, its richest monarch and the highest peak in

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    Government Guest House In Hanoi

    by nguyentuandat @

    The government guest house in Hanoi which is located in 10 Le Thach, Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi was where the Provisional Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam worked from the August Revolution until the Vietnamese national resistance. Government Guest House In Hanoi. Located at No. 12...

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    Ultimate Asia guide for women traveling alone

    by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

    I Like Local Blog

    Did you know that we, women, are making up nearly two-thirds of travelers today? If you also do a quick Google search on ‘solo female travel’ you can see that in the past 5 years, the interest in this topic has more than tripled. Even when we’re traveling with a male partner it is 85% […]

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

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

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

    Hanoi Street Food Tour 3hours, Hanoi Day Tours, Vietnam Tours

    Hanoi Street Food Tour 3hours, Hanoi Day Tours, Vietnam Tours


    Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

    Hanoi Street Food Tour with local guide is the best way to find the famous street foods and drink bia hoi at every coner of Hanoi Old Quarter, best choice.

    The weird and wonderful of China

    by Anna @ slightly astray

    Every time I go to China, I make more interesting observations about the culture there. I absolutely love some of the traditions and customs, and some completely baffle me. About 1.5 years ago, I wrote a heartfelt piece about Lessons From Time Spent in China. This time, I thought I would put together a fun little list of the weird and wonderful things I’ve discovered about China, accompanied with some of my favorite photos from the past 1+ year. If...



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    What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

    What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


    2foodtrippers

    Wondering what to eat in Hanoi Vietnam? Our Hanoi food guide has the best spots to eat and drink in the wonderfully chaotic Vietnamese city.

    05 Best Spas in Saigon

    by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

    When in Saigon and getting tired after the long adventure, we’ve all been there! Finding a nice place to relax, treating yourself with nice massage and sauna seems kind of difficult as Saigon has too many places to choose from. Thus, with that in mind, we present to you 05 top spas so you can have easy time picking the suitable choice without wasting too much time and effort. Temple leaf Spa – 32 Thai Van... read more

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    Hang Trong Folk Painting Exhibition In Hanoi

    by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

    Ca Chep Bookstore at No.115 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi will hold an exhibition on Hang Trong folk painting from January 10th to 25th. Apart from outstanding Hang Trong folk paintings on three topics, including New Year, worshipping and state of affairs, the exhibition will introduce […]

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    The Beaches in Dhërmi, Albania are Amazing!

    by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

    Wait… Albania? Easily one of my favorite experiences from the past year and a half was an impromptu trip to the Balkans at the end of the summer. When Western Europe was getting a little harsh on the budget and same-y, the Eastern Bloc countries with their unpretentious vibes and complicated history provided a much-needed reprieve. Especially Albania. There’s incredible scenery, great hospitality, an interesting mix of Islam and Christianity, shockingly good food, and uhhh Albanian beaches are like whoa. At the risk of sounding cheesy and all “I’m out here finding myself,” have you ever been somewhere you just felt instantly comfortable and at ease? That’s how I felt in the little coastal village of Dhërmi. Like I’d returned to a past life. Okay, now we’re getting really heavy. I’ll stop. It was so calm and stunningly gorgeous, and the people were so welcoming and friendly that I genuinely felt like I could just stay there. I’d read, I’d sit on the beach, I’d learn to make sheep’s cheese and bread from the lady who owned the small hotel where we stayed. All that is to say… I’ll have to return. It was the epitome of laid back. And that’s probably due to the fact […]

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    How to Spend 3 Days in Marrakech, Morocco

    by Teddy Minford @ Fodors Travel Guide

    Marrakech is a romantic and magical city that feels trapped in time.

    Elephant Nature Park: A True Animal Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

    What drew me to Elephant Nature Park is it's "no elephant riding" policy. There are no bull hooks here, no elephants forced to kick soccer balls or paint for the entertainment of tourists. Instead, the park functions as a true rescue center and animal reserve.

    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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    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.

    The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

    by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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    Hanoi Street Food Tour: budget eats and sweet treats

    Hanoi Street Food Tour: budget eats and sweet treats


    Across Land & Sea

    Hanoi is a hungry city, with living room eateries, plastic-chair joints and simple stalls offering some of the tastiest food in the capital...

    Banh dom – Another gift from Phu Nhi Village

    by Admin @ Travel News – Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

    Banh dom is a kind of glutinous rice flour cake with bean paste which is the common and rustic cake in the North of Vietnam.

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

    by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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    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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    My 2017 Travel Recap – Month by Month

    by Rachel @ Trailing Rachel

    Oh man, I think I’ve missed the whole New Year’s resolution and recap-of-the-past-year blog post bandwagon. But just for giggles, I’m gonna try it. Since I’ve been so slack giving you the latest on my life, here’s what I got up to this year… 2017 was all about making that change from full-time, carefree, backpacker-style traveling to freelancing. That meant camping, housesitting, and having our own car and (at times) our own temporary home. It came with some struggles and rough edges, and it was not always as pretty as these photos entail. But the flexibility to live in a different country every other month is just incredible. Destination wise, while it was awesome and beautiful, I found that New Zealand isn’t my most favorite travel destination in the world, that I’m still in love with Southeast Asia, that Portugal is really all it’s cracked up to be, and that it’s still good to go home occasionally. January Marko and I rang in the New Year sending off a paper lantern into the unbelievably beautiful night sky of Chiang Mai, Thailand surrounded by tons of other glowing lanterns. We ate great tons of khao soi and fried chicken, joined a […]

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    An Experiential Travel Guide to Osh, Kyrgyzstan: 20 Ideas to Get You Started

    by Daniel Noll @ Uncornered Market

    By Daniel Noll

    If you visit Kyrgyzstan, it’s possible to overlook the Central Asian cultural mixing bowl that is the city of Osh. For many travelers, Osh serves as a transit point en route to the Pamir Mountains, Irkeshtam Pass to China, Dostyk crossing to Uzbekistan, or the newly marked trekking trails in the Alay Mountains. However, if […]

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