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Why You Should Learn German in the City | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

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

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

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

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

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How to Eat Your Way in Sintra in One Day

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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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...

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...

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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Overdose on Street Art in Valparaiso Chile (Bonus: Good Eats)

by csaradar @ WanderingRedHead

Valparaiso, Chile is one of the most colorful cities I have ever seen. The entire city is basically an open-air museum with colorful homes, murals, cute cafes, painted stairs, mosaics and all kinds of artistic eye candy to keep your senses occupied. Less than 2 hours drive from Santiago, this bohemian hotspot can be visited in just a weekend if you are short on time. I will tell you where to eat, play and find street art in Valparaiso. About “Valpo” Greater Valparaíso is the second largest metropolitan area in the country.  In the second half of the 19th century, Valparaíso served as a major stopover for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by crossing the Straits of Magellan. Valparaiso attracted many European immigrants during its golden age when international sailors called it “The Jewel of the Pacific” or “Little San Francisco”. Art, particularly graffiti, has had an interesting evolution in Valpo. Graffiti became a regular form of protest under the oppressive regime of the dictator Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s. At that time it was subversive and anonymous. Chile eventually became more democratic but the graffiti continued to thrive. The government finally decided to make it legal but with regulation. Artists are permitted to create what they wish whether it be to express social criticism or simply showcase their artistic vision as long as they contribute to the urban scene. There are competitions where the winner is given the equipment necessary to paint over the bricks or concrete. Pretty cool huh? Random Cool Facts about Valparaiso Latin America’s oldest stock exchange is here It has the continent’s first volunteer fire department Chile’s first public library is here  El Mercurio de Valparaiso is the oldest Spanish language newspaper in continuous publication in the world Basics Location:  Coast of Chile, northwest of Santiago Language:  Spanish (English is spoken minimally in Chile but more so in touristy areas) Currency:  Chilean Peso (1000 pesos = 1.57 USD). Easy to find ATMs.  Credit cards are widely accepted except for street vendors. Where to Find the Art There are 9 cerros or hills. Many have funiculars to reach the top where there are great views. They aren’t too bad to walk up if you want to get some exercise. In one day I was able to check out three of them, Cerro Bellavista, Cerro Concepcion and Cerro Alegre. The art is literally everywhere. Buildings are painted with bright fun colors and there are murals in all kinds of unexpected places. I will point out a few of my faves as well as some famous ones, but please enjoy discovering these and more for yourself! There are hundreds more all around the city. I would love to have a week to wander around gawking at art. The Piano Stairs The musical steps are found (quite appropriately) on Beethoven Street. I don’t know the history of this one but I love the creativity. In Cerro Concepcion This one is on Beethoven street, near the Piano Steps. This one really captured the essence of Valpo. I wish I could tell you who painted these! If anyone knows please share! This one is on Almirante Montt as it meets Beethoven Street.  Who can resist posing with all that color! The Allende Mural Salvador Allende was the president of Chile from 1970 to 1973, but involved in politics many years prior. He was ousted and killed (some say suicide) in a controversial coup d’etat by his own military and the American CIA who opposed his leftist policies. This paved the way for the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet that lasted until 1990, ending decades of democratic rule. Allende is a hero to many and is proudly represented in this beautiful mural on Almirante Montt. This street is very beautiful with plenty of other buildings and murals worth seeing. Check out the quirky shop called Bazar PutaMadre (interesting choice of name for those who understand Spanish). Artsy Colorful Stairs I don’t know what the official name for this staircase is but you must see it. It is more than just a staircase. The stairs themselves have mosaic tile and bright colors but along the stairs are various buildings with graffiti, murals, flowers and the whole combination comes together in a unique, pretty and gritty way. Where to Find:  Hector Calvo Street. This area was part of the Museo de Cielo Abierto which I explain later. The photo below was some random little area along Yerbas Buenas The “We Are Not Hippies We Are Happies” Sign by Art + Believe This is probably the most visited site in Valparaiso. I don’t think your visit counts if you didn’t go. Painted on two steps by the UK art collective Art + Believe, this can be found on Cerro Alegre. They say that these words became the mantra of their travels. “The words originate from a very kind Chilean man who took us in whilst in Valparaiso. It captures the color, vibrancy and the philosophy of the Chilean people today, now free of dictatorship.” Where to Find: Templeman 672 Just down the hill from the Happies sign are tons of murals including another beautiful one by Art + Believe. Tower on Fire I sort of stumbled upon this one, then found out it was famous. It’s enormous and hard to miss if you are strolling along Paseo Dimalow on Cerro Alegre. The street itself is full of outdoor street vendors and artists, but there is a dramatic overlook where you can see part of the city as it meets the sea. Just look to the right of the mural and find this awesome little terrace bar! Best view in town right there! Where to Find: Dimalow 166 Museo a Cielo Abierto (Open Sky Museum) This little area is on Cerro Bellavista and is kind of an art walk. It traverses through different murals, viewpoints and there are plenty of cool things to see. I certainly couldn’t resist these mosaic tiled benches. Yellow is my favorite color also. No brainer! You can find all these places and more on the map below: Getting There Several bus companies go directly from Santiago to Valparaiso. The trip will cost 3300 to 5000 pesos each way (roughly $5 to $8 USD). A few bus companies that are good include Pullman, Condor or Turbus. The trip takes 1 hour 45 minutes. Of course traffic plays a factor in this! Once there you can see most things on foot or call an Uber. There is a local bus system called the V-line. Read More: Wine Tasting in the Casablanca Valley of Chile Where to Eat Ok let’s discuss the important stuff…food and drink. You will be spoiled for choice here. Walking along Cerro Concepcion or Paseo Dimalow in Cerro Alegre offers many cafes, restaurants and bars. Here are a few I can vouch for. Cafe Turi Upscale Chilean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. There is a beautiful terrace and perfect for sunset. Try the Pastel de Jaiba (crab cooked in a yummy traditional way), the Congrito (fried eel) or the Squid Ink Lasagna. Be prepared for a richly satisfying meal! Even the dessert is art itself. Check out the chocolate funicular with the swirly spun sugar wind. I thought it looked like Trump’s hair but oh well. It was all scrumptious. Templeman 147   Taulat Tapas Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant with a nice terrace overlooking Paseo Dimalow in Cerro Alegre. Jose Grosse 268 El Desayunador    Like the name suggests, this is the perfect place for breakfast or brunch. Beware of the pancake (panqueque)  as it is actual CAKE. A huge piece. With layers and frosting and all that. It’s not even pretending to be healthy breakfast food.  Apparently cake for breakfast is a thing here and I am down with it! Almirante Montt 399 Hotzenplatz There’s a sizeable German community in Chile and this cute authentic place on Cerro Bellavista is a great place for some traditional Kasespaetzle (dumplings with cheese and caramelized onions). To the right of the restaurant is also one of the entrances to the Museo a Cielo Abierto. Hector Calvo 331 Bar The Clinic Such a great name for a bar. The Clinic. It is kind of medicinal and therapeutic if you ask me. This place is in Cerro Concepcion and has great Chilean cocktails and an outdoor terrace. What more do you need? Read more for info on bars in Valparaiso Where to Stay Hotel Brighton The views here were spectacular. Breakfast is included and the location is perfect, right at the top of Cerro Conception. The staff were also very friendly. * I was not sponsored, just really liked it! Ok you’re on to me. I only picked it because it was yellow! Book your hotel here: Booking.com   If you decide to visit Valpo, I would recommend at least 2 days and maybe one more day to visit Vino Del Mar nearby. I didn’t have time on this trip but will definitely be back! Where is your favorite place for street art? Have you been to Valpo? What was your favorite piece?   Pin it  

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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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What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


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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.

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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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Stay Strange: A Design Loft in Munich | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

This post is in partnership with The Flushing Meadows in Munich. I received a complimentary night in exchange for my honest review, but all opinions are my own! “F…L…U…S…H…I…N…G…M…E…A…D…O…W…S” The light bulbs flickered on in sequence, both spelling out the name of the hotel and casting light onto the otherwise vacant Fraunhoferstraße. You’d never know that Munich is home to 1.43 million people if you happen to arrive on a Wednesday after 8pm. Behind the heavy door was ambient music and an elevator directing me to the fourth floor. The high ceilings and exposed pipes in the hallway felt unapologetically cool. I was impressed and I hadn’t even checked into my room yet. Looking for a unique hotel in Munich with a distinctly cool character? Let me introduce you to the Flushing Meadows. About The Flushing Meadows The Flushing Meadows is a design hotel located in the Glockenbach. The space was initiated by Arnold/Jäger/Werner. The trio are designers, gastronomists, and architects by trade, and you’d never even guess that The Flushing Meadows is their first endeavor into the hotel industry. Sleep There are 4 types of rooms available at The Flushing Meadows: the Single, the Studio, the Penthouse, and the Loft. Each […]

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Valentine’s Day with The Cheese Wheel

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

GRAB A DATE WHO LOVES CHEESE.  On 14 and 15 Feb, KERBanist (and Instagram cheese phenomenon) Graham Bradbury will be getting behind the wheel at KERB Counter to cook you up a four course Cheese Wheel feast at our KERB Counter site. The star course: your very own grana-padano wheel to dunk extra long (Lady and the Tramp “belle notte” style) fettucine limbs into, with toppings on the side, […]

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Hoi An Rural Villages & Luxury Spa Experience

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Dating back to origin of mixed dishes in Hanoi

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

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Ho, Over and Pygmy Caves Open To Visitors

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Jungle Boss, a local tour operator in Quang Binh Province had announced that they will run new tour to  Ho (Tiger), Over and Pygmy Caves. Since the beginning this year, Quang Binh authorities allowed open exploration tours to Pygmy, the fourth largest in the world in the […]

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Hanoi street food: 7 of the most unknown treasures

Hanoi street food: 7 of the most unknown treasures


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Beyond the usual suspects of Bun Cha and Pho is an unexplored culinary must-eats that should be on everybody's list when exploring Hanoi street food

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...

10 must-try hotels with stunning swimming pools in SEA

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

Beaches are one thing, but the serenity of dipping in a perfect pool is quite another. From the vistas to the green forest to the dizzying panoramas of skyscrapers, here are 10 eye-popping hotel’s swimming pools in Southeast Asia that will turn your stay from memorable to unforgettable. 1. Topas Ecolodge, Vietnam Located 18km from the town, Topas Ecolodge places on a Sapa’s hilltop, surrounded by the stunning terrace fields. 33 white granite bungalows, roofed with palm leaves overlooking the lush mountain and rice fields. The cozy interior is made of wood, rattan, and bamboo making it environmentally friendly.  ...

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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 […]

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A Vietnamese Language Guide ‘Cause You Probably Suck at Vietnamese

by Kevin @ Postcards from Yonder

December 2016 / words by Kevin, artwork by the Clare Lawrence. Pssst, you may have noticed that we are starting to feature talented friends & fellow travelers’ work! It’s been inspiring to meet other artists as we go, and want to collaborate more on the blog. We met Clare in China, shared lots of laughter and spicy […]

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

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

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

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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.

Honest Reviews: Huma Island Resort in the Philippines (aka Heaven)

by csaradar @ WanderingRedHead

There are many luxury hotels out there and although I haven’t stayed in all of them, I can tell you that many of them are not worth your money. This is not one of those. This place, in my opinion, was worth every penny and I will tell you (and show you) why. Keep in mind I was not sponsored. They had no idea I was a blogger, so this is as honest and real as it gets! Are you ready to virtually experience Huma Island Resort? How I Ended Up There Let me set the scene for you. I was at the end of 2 months of continuous travel in Southeast Asia. To afford to travel for this long, I did stay in budget places quite a bit, including hostels. I like to splurge every now and then and the end of my 3 weeks in the Philippines seemed like the perfect time. The place I was staying before wasn’t so hot and I wanted to get out as soon as possible. I called Huma Island and asked how early I could check in. They offered to send a van to pick me up at 0800 from my hotel. That works!  I was staying on a different part of Coron Island so I had an hour van ride to the boat dock. The next step was a 40-minute boat ride to the private island. The exuberance was practically jumping out of my soul by the time I got on this boat. Read More: Discover Palawan Checking In Upon arrival at the property on the island, there were several people waiting for me (yes…just me) at the dock. I was warmly welcomed and given a cool washcloth along with a welcome drink while my luggage was taken. I was escorted into the lobby where a group of employees played a ukelele and sang a welcome song. This was very cute but a little awkward because I’m not accustomed to having that many people greet me and make a big deal over me. I do appreciate their effort though, After I checked in and did all that formal stuff, a man in a golf cart drove me to my overwater villa, giving me a little tour of the property along the way. I could barely contain myself on this ride and was bouncing up and down like a toddler that needs the restroom. Everything was spectacular! When we finally arrived at my villa, he gave me a little tour and then left me to run around open-mouthed and giggling like an idiot. But First, Let Me Relax Sadly I don’t have photos of the room, but it was large with high ceilings and plush colorful decor.  The Nespresso coffee machine and the complimentary bottle of wine was a nice addition. The bathroom was spacious and equipped with every luxurious touch you can imagine including L’Occitane amenities. There was a separate toilet, huge bathtub and a rain shower. The private balcony has sweeping sea views, loungers, outdoor shower and my favorite part…the hot tub. The first thing I did was get in that hot tub and mentally plan the rest of my day. Next, I went to the dive shop. I didn’t feel like doing a dive because it would have taken most of the day, however, there is a plane wreck nearby that you can see. How cool is that? I’ve seen many shipwrecks but never a plane. This region had a lot of WW2 action, hence the planes and ships underwater. Instead, I settled on getting a paddle board and snorkel equipment. I was driven to the beachfront where I was the only person in the water at the time. Just call me the queen of the ocean. Snorkeling from my paddleboard was super fun and there were plenty of beautiful fish and coral. Here’s a little video about the experience: Pool Time After all that stressful activity (I could barely say that with a straight face), I hit the pool, complete with a big pink flamingo floaty. I ordered a few cocktails in a coconut and made friends with some random Canadians. At some point, I did a cooking class that they offered and enjoyed some delicious adobo chicken, a Filipino specialty. Eventually, I decided to hang in my room again and get ready for dinner. As I was walking back to the restaurant area trying to decide which one to eat in (they have many dining choices including a Lebanese restaurant, a seafood place, wine and cheese, and Italian), I passed some people doing archery. The hotel staff member running the show invited me to come give it a try. Why not? I only had half a bottle of wine in my room. What could go wrong? It turns out, I’m a natural. Watch out Katniss! The sunsets here are stunning, of course. Finally dinner. I chose the Lebanese restaurant called Al Fairuz, although I was skeptical about Lebanese food in the Philippines. Apparently the owners of the resort are from Qatar.  They know this food!. As a half Arab, I was extremely impressed with this meal. It wasn’t cheap, but that was to be expected at a place like this. It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye Sadly I had to leave early the next morning. They arranged the boat ride back to the mainland and then a ride to the airport. I truly loved every minute of my day there. This place made me ridiculously happy and I was uber impressed with the service from each and every person there. Well done Huma Island! I hope to be back. Interested in booking a room here? Use this link: Huma Island Resort Disclaimer: I use affiliate links in some of my posts and can make a small commission if you use them to book. This is at no extra cost to you and helps me to maintain this blog! A Few Tips You have a choice of overwater villas or beachfront. I think the overwater experience is fun but if you want to walk out your front door directly onto the beach, beachfront is the way to go. There are two sets of water villas, one is more west. I would recommend these so that you can better enjoy the sunset. There is a spa here but isn’t very big so make appointments as early as you can. Make sure you give yourself a full day at the minimum to enjoy this place and check out as late as you can on your last day. Would you stay here? Where was your favorite splurge hotel? Pin it!

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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Bánh xèo – the unique pancake of Vietnamese cuisine

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Bánh xèo – also known as crispy Vietnamese pancake, crepe or sizzling cake – is a famous street food which is widely believed to originate from France during its occupation of Vietnam.… [...]

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Top 5 places to eat vegan in Rishikesh, India

by Ror and Gen @ Vegan Travel

We spent almost 3 weeks in Rishikesh, North India, in September 2017. It’s a great place to be, by the holy river Ganges, surrounded by yoga classes, great restaurants, ashrams and the stunning Himalayan foothills. It’s a vegetarian town too, […]

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Non-stop Flight To US Plans To Open In 2018

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The new Non-stop flight to US route is hoped to help to increase number of foreign visitors arrive Vietnam up to 50 percent in next two years. A plans to expand air network was approved by Vietnam’s government which will help to bring major markets includes Australia, China, Europe […]

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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...

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

by Jane @ 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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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 Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Drone photography in New Zealand – a new perspective

by Petra @ The Global Couple

New Zealand has some spectacular landscapes, and we think that there's no better way than to photograph it from the air with a drone!

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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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MISSION: TEXTILES // A guide to hand-block printing in Jaipur

by Katie @ Postcards from Yonder

November, 2016 / Words by Katie, Photos by Kevin Jaipur is a popular destination in India, largely because it’s included in “The Golden Triangle” — a navigable route in Northern India that includes highlights like the Taj Mahal and Delhi, India’s capital city. Jaipur, the third stop in said ‘triangle’, is known as the “Pink […]

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The Dominican Tree House Village is as cool as it sounds

by Edit Horvath @ Vegan Travel

When I was a kid I loved watching The Swiss family Robinson in the tv. I could really imagine myself as part of the family. I spent time thinking what I would do differently, how I would build my own […]

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Teufelsberg: No One Listens Better than the NSA | Germany

by Taylor Record @ Travel Outlandish

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

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Following the Bourdain Trail: Hanoi, Vietnam

by Katie @ Postcards from Yonder

December 2016 / Words by Katie, Photos by Katie and Kevin Whenever Kevin and I land in a new city, we immediately check two sources for relevant information — the New York Times 36 Hours series, which offers jam-packed and solid itineraries for cities all over the world; and Anthony Bourdain, who never fails to […]

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14 Classic Bistros in Paris Worth Visiting

by Emily Monaco @ Fodors Travel Guide

The traditional bistro, with its hearty fare, is an archetype of Paris dining, but a new wave of chefs is bringing a fresh, modern flair to the classic with the neo-bistro.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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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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KERB X STREET CHILD

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

NEWS: we’ve officially partnered with Street Child UK, to help children in some of the world’s poorest countries get off the streets and into school. We’ll be supporting mothers in west Africa to set up their own food businesses so they can pay for school uniforms, books and pens. Isatu is one of the mothers who […]

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VEGAN EUROTRIP – Where to eat in Budapest

by Kayleigh @ Vegan Travel

After falling in love with Prague and its delicious vegan bites,  the second stop of our crazy quest landed us in Budapest. It started a little rocky but we were soon surprised and went from hangry to elated… I don’t […]

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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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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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Phnom Penh Nightlife Experience

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Kickstart the evening with a cocktail at a rooftop bar overlooking the Mekong river on the famous Phnom Penh riverfront...

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VEGAN EUROTRIP – Where to eat in Vienna

by Kayleigh @ Vegan Travel

Stop number three on this crazy whirlwind of a trip landed us in Vienna – just a short (ish) train ride from Budapest. And if you remember from my last post, we were well equipped on that train ride with […]

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Safari, Sanctuary, and Sea: My Week in Kenya Part I

by Chantal Blake @ Vegan Travel

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The Funniest Tweets of the Week

by @ Paste - Recently Added

The Funniest Tweets of the Week

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

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

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

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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.

The Women of Sapa

by Katie @ Postcards from Yonder

February 17, 2016 // Words by Katie, Photos by Kevin Recently Kevin and I were sitting in bed when he turned to me and said “…women really are smarter than men.” After swooning a bit, I agreed. Indeed they are, Kevin. Indeed they are. THE END. Just kidding. Truth be told, there was context to […]

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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From Đồng Văn to Yên Minh

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

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

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Hanoi Pedestrian Street

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

Hanoi Pedestrian Street The initial trial of Hanoi’s walking street began in 2014 and involved barricading Hang Buom, Ma May, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ta Hien and Dao Duy Tu streets to everything other than foot traffic. In September 2016, the pedestrian zone stretches across the streets of Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Khay, Le …

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A Tour of the United Kingdom in Cakes and Biscuits

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

No journey to the UK is complete without a slice of cake or a nibble on a biscuit. We take you from Scotland to the south of England, listing their well-known and less commonly known tea-time treats.

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If you’re happy and you know it, Koh PhaNgan

by Katie @ Postcards from Yonder

November, 2016 / Words by Katie, Photos by Kevin If you’re happy and you know it, FIND A BEACH If you’re happy and you know it, FIND A BEACH. If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it, If you’re happy and you know it, FIND A BEACH. If you’re […]

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Lune Production

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Lune Production was established in Saigon, Vietnam, in 2012, under Square Group Investment Holding.… [...]

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The Curious Things You Can’t Unsee at Djemaa el Fna

by Shoshi Parks @ Fodors Travel Guide

All the weirdest things you can find at Marrakech’s main plaza.

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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Travel with Ideal Escapes to enjoy your own way

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

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

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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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The best Asian destinations for 12 months in 2018 revealed, and they are all perfect

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

Wondering where to go in 2018? Travel today is much easier than ever before. Whether you are a food lover, a history explorer or an outdoor adventurer, Asia has so many destinations to offer. But the more you search, the more you are confused with dozens of names coming up from the internet. Aware of that, we are having a list of destinations for you to discover in 2018, in every month. Start packing your suitcase now. JANUARY Burma, Myanmar Is there any time in a year we need a vacation more than in January? Getting fat by New Year...

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

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


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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

The 11 Most Romantic Cities in France

by Barbara Noe Kennedy @ Fodors Travel Guide

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Land of Amour.

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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Night guard for grinding – clenching – bruxism

by @ Serenity International Dental Clinic Vietnam

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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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20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic

20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic


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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.

Hanoi street food tour

Hanoi street food tour


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There are definitely one's that you should not venture into, but with this Food on Foot Tour

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

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

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

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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.

The best food and drink in Queenstown, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

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

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Hue Egg Breakfast

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

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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7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

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

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

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Hanoi Street Food - Best Vietnamese Eats!

Hanoi Street Food - Best Vietnamese Eats!


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Pictures of a week of eating street food in Hanoi, Vietnam. Sample things like Vietnamese sticky rice, papaya salad, and famous noodle soups.

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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Vegan Curry Pie Night

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

OUR FIRST VEGAN VENTURE OF 2018! For two nights only, plant-powered titans SpiceBox and Young Vegans  will be joining forces to cook you up a three course dinner at our new indoor site.  Calling all fresh-sprouted vegans (and non vegans!) across the Camden cobbles for a vegan blow-out curry and pie night.  Those of you […]

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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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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...

Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi

Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi


Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Hanoi was known for it's plethora of Vietnamese street food and I wanted to try it all. Everything from worm cakes to frog legs to delicious banh mi.

Vietnam tips: How travelling could be easier

by admin @ Vietnam Travel & Cruise

-1- TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEED Yes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned away at the airport for visa misinformation or failing to print their visa-on-arrival pre-approval paper. Double, triple-check all of your information, have your accommodation address...

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Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam

Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam


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Vietnamese food is delicious and scandalously cheap, but just how much should you expect to spend? Violet investigates the cost of food in Vietnam.

Travel gear review: The stylish Jo Totes Abby camera bag

by Petra @ The Global Couple

I'm super picky about camera bags, but fortunately for me the Jo Totes Abby camera bag ticks a lot of boxes! Have a read to find out why I love it!

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Life List: 100 Amazing Things To Do Before You Die

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

What's on your life list? This is the best 100 things to do before you die. Float in the Dead Sea, see a broadway musical, stand in front of the Taj Mahal, trek to Mount Everest Base Camp and so much more.

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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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Listen To Food Republic Today: Esquire‘s Jeff Gordinier

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave comments! Subscribe: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn Esquire‘s food and drink editor, Jeff Gordinier, profiled renowned chef and restaurateur Francis Mallmann in a recent Esquire issue.  On today’s episode, Gordinier discusses his trip to Mallmann’s Patagonian island getaway, but also sheds […]

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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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Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hoi An to Hue

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Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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Sherloft: An Instagrammable Hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

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

The World’s 15 Most Romantic Luxury Hotels

by Barbara Noe Kennedy @ Fodors Travel Guide

Feel the love in these gloriously romantic retreats.

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.

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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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...

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!

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.

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

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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

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

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

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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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USA: Julian, Your Ticket to World-Class Apple Pie

by Shu Yi Ho @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

In California, some things are a given. There’s always traffic on Interstate-5. Sunsets along Route 101 are sensational. And like Disneyland, In N Out Burger, and the DMV, there’s always going to be a line outside of every Julian apple pie location.

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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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.

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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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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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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A Luxury Cruise Thru Vietnam’s Halong Bay

by Kevin @ Postcards from Yonder

December 2016 / words and photos by Kevin In November, Katie turned 30. I know… she’s old now. Gross. Just kidding 🙂 She’s like a fine wine, only better with age. And this month (in 5 days to be precise) I will turn 31. Even older. Even grosser. The unfortunate thing is that I still […]

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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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Exploring Luang Prabang: hiking with Tiger Trail

by Petra @ The Global Couple

We really enjoyed getting out of Luang Prabang and seeing the Laos countryside on a day hike with Tiger Trail. We experienced village life, the cool jungle, the river and a beautiful waterfall!

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Hanoi’s best boutique hotels

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

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

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10 Surprising Facts You Need to Know About Food in Portugal

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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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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Bún bò Huế – A great balance of flavors

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Bún bò Huế (Hue beef noodle soup) is a speciality of Huế – former capital of Vietnam.… [...]

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The 50 Best Movies on Amazon Prime (February 2018)

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The 50 Best Movies on Amazon Prime (February 2018)

Top 5 must do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

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How to See King Penguins in Chile

by csaradar @ WanderingRedHead

I recently made a spur of the moment trip to Chile when I found myself with some unexpected free time. One of my best friends had just moved to Santiago so of course I had to visit!  She had to work a few days while I was there and while looking for things to do I made the crazy decision to fly down to Patagonia and see some penguins. When Penguins are an option, you always should take it, in my humble opinion.  Here’s how you can see penguins in Chile, specifically, the king penguins of Tierra Del Fuego. Are you excited? I will include some informative and hopefully interesting facts here, but mostly this is about adorable penguin pictures. I hope that’s ok with you! Read More:  Street Art in Valparaiso Chile Basics Tierra Del Fuego is an island in the south of Chile and Argentina, part of the Patagonia region. The two countries share this island almost 50/50. Language Spanish Currency Chilean Peso (100 USD is 60,000 Pesos).  Be aware that 60,000 pesos will often be written like this:  CLP $60.000 How to Get There Flying to Punta Arenas is the quickest way. It is a 3 hour and 25 minute trip and the cost ranges from $250 to $300. It is possible to drive if you have oodles of time and want to explore the country by car. Punta Arenas (the “starting point” for penguin trips) is 3000 km from Santiago. This would take several days by car. I did a tour that started from Punta Arenas. This is a full day tour from 0730 to 2100. It is possible to do on your own if you have a car. You have to drive from Punta Arenas to Tres Puntas where you will take the ferry across the Magellan Straits to the island of Tierra Del Fuego. Once there you will drive about 2 hours to get to the Parque de Pinguino Rey (Park of the King Penguins). *** This tour does not go on Mondays*** This is the exact tour I did with a company called Denomades. The tour costs 55,000 Pesos which is $91 USD. Not included is lunch, entry ticket to park (CLP$ 12.000) nor entry ticket to the museum (CLP$ 1.000), which must be paid in cash.  I found them easy to work with and they picked me up at my hostel. Tierra Del Fuego Full Day King Penguin Tour. The Tour Like most tours, you will end up making lots of stops to break up the day and some of these will not be that interesting. What I liked about this tour was that it was a relatively small group and there were lots of opportunities to eat and buy snacks (something I find important!).  I didn’t like that it returned much later than stated and some of the break stops were way too long. If you don’t have time to have a good breakfast before leaving, don’t worry because you can buy food and coffee on the ferry. Here is the route: After hotel pickup early in the morning, there is an hour drive to the terminal in Tres Puentes where you take the  2 hours 15-minute ferry ride to Tierra Del Fuego island. The arrival point is Chilota Bay and from there they drive you to Porvenir, where there is lunch at a restaurant and a visit to the Fernando Cordero Ruesque Museum. Porvenir is a sleepy cute little seaside town. Here you learn about the indigenous people, the Tehuelche, who once lived in Patagonia. They were here long before the Portuguese explorer Magellan who “discovered” these lands. Fun Fact:  Tierra del Fuego translates to “Land of Fire”.  When Magellan arrived by ship, he noted the native people burning fires around the coast of the island. This is where the odd name comes from. I would have named it Tierra del Frio (Land of Cold) We took a walk around the town and enjoyed some random street art. The Penguins. Finally! After lunch, there is a 110 km drive to get to the Pinguino Rey Park. (If you haven’t learned how to say “King Penguin” by now in Spanish…please learn!)  This is obviously the highlight of the day and you stay here 1 hour. It is the perfect amount of time to see them because longer than that and you may turn into an icicle! When you arrive you have to sign in at the office and pay. They do take credit cards here if you don’t have cash. A park ranger gives you a brief introduction about the park and the penguins. This is a privately owned facility dedicated to conservation and research of the king penguins. It is important to note that you must remain 15 meters (45 feet) away from the penguins. I highly recommend bringing binoculars and a good zoom lens. There are magnifying viewer devices (anyone know what to call those?) to look more closely. They are so sharp that you can actually see the fine fur of the penguins. This shot was taken with 100 mm zoom (and then cropped a bit) This one with 200 mm of zoom and then cropped a lot. I think a 300 mm zoom minimum would be ideal here. This sort of gives you a perspective of the distance. I heard some people grumbling about this but I’m ok with it if that’s what will protect the penguins. The penguins are really fun to watch. They are curious and basically stare at the humans. I was surprised by how loud they were. Their adorable sounds were audible even at a distance. You have to see a video just to appreciate their funny little walks. I thought they had swag, like tiny gangsters. Fun Fact:  King Penguins are the second largest species of penguin, the emperor penguin being the largest. They are around 90 cms(35 inches) in height and they weigh between 11 and 16 kgs (24 – 35 lbs) This grouping was having some beach time. Are you as in love with them as I am? The Journey Back After that, we drove north to visit the Cerro Sombrero camp, where oil was discovered in the area and now the project is run by the United States government, of course. We then had another ferry ride, a short one where we stayed in the van. Driving back to Punta Arenas took us by the Estancia San Gregorio. This is kind of a ghost town (that’s what I call it…it is officially a “monument”). San Gregorio was settled in the late 1800’s by European immigrants from Spain, England and Croatia. The community was mainly industrial but self-sufficient with its own dock and railroad. The sheep production of wool, tallow, meat and leather, was for almost a century the main economic resource of the region. There is a wreck of a 19th-century cargo ship to check out. By the time we got here it was already close to 2100. The sun was just setting and the lighting was beautiful. How to Prepare Bring WARM clothes. Even in “summer” it is really COLD!  Summer is December, January and February. I went in November which was right before the height of the season. It rained part of the day and when the sun came out it was windy as hell! I basically dressed as if I was going skiing. Here are the items that I wore. Ironically most of them were Patagonia brand (not planned I swear!). Waterproof insulated jacket with hood Fleece Base layer Hat Water resistant trekking pants I cannot find a photo other than me in them above. You can purchase them here: Patagonia Women’s Trekking Pants Also you need gloves, a scarf or gator and consider thermal leggings. I did not have thermal leggings but I wished that I did! More Penguins! If you want to see another species of penguins here in Patagonia you can do a half-day tour with the same company to see the Magellanic Penguins on Magdalena Island. I had this booked for the following day but it was canceled because of weather. I literally almost cried because I had flown all the way from Santiago to Patagonia for only 3 days to see lots of penguins and really didn’t have time to do anything else such as visit Torres Del Paine national park. Lesson learned to plan better in the future and have extra days to allow for this nonsense. Seriously, the weather looked perfect to me! Can you tell I’m still peeved? Oh well…I’ll definitely be back because I also want to hike in Torres del Paine! So much to do in Chile. Stay tuned for more posts from my trip to Chile!  Read More: Wine Tasting in the Casablanca Valley Have you ever seen penguins anywhere in the world? Tell me in the comments! Pin it!

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Review: A Wonderful Cultural Experience of TEH DAR

by Quynh Anh @ ALO Travel Asia

Last Friday, 4 members of our team had been invited to watch the Teh Dar show – an art performance depicts the lifestyle and culture of South West Vietnamese – an another version of the famous Ah Oh Show by Lune Production.   Teh Dar is described as a version of A O Show which features an exotic Vietnamese tribes life with the untold stories from the mountains and jungles. The performance exhibits an enchanting stage craft... read more

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Silk Path Boutique Hotel Hanoi’s Double Wins at World Luxury Hotel Award 2017

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

  Silk Path Boutique Hotel Hanoi is delighted to reveal that we was announced as the Vietnam winner of Luxury Boutique Hotel and Luxury Lakeside Hotel at World Luxury Hotel Awards, a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests, thanks to the endless support from …

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Top 4 Ridiculously Delicious Street Foods You Must Try In Hanoi

Top 4 Ridiculously Delicious Street Foods You Must Try In Hanoi


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Known for the rich culinary culture and dozens of types of noodle soups, Vietnam is one of the most worth-visiting countries in Southeast Asia for foodies. Though Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) seems to attract more food cultures from all around Vietnam than the capital city, Hanoi also offers a wide variety of traditional dishes that the locals love to enjoy everyday. Here’s a brief list of what street food you should definitely try in Hanoi.

WEEKEND BOOK DATE

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

Accommodation in one of our style bedrooms 25% discount when booking directly via our website Free internet access in room and wifi throughout the hotel Complimentary use of GYM, Jacuzzi & Steam, Sauna Complimentary usage of computer in Business Center Fully PREPAID booking NON-REFUNDABLE OR CHANGEABLE < back to accommodation page

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Things to do in Krabi for couple

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

If you are planning a getaway for you and your lover, your first thought might come up with Hawaii, California, and Florida again. Let’s your mind wander further, to an exotic land which has numerous beautiful white beaches, heritage, history, culture, and adventure – a land names Thailand. You will never get disappointed in Thailand if you are after the beaches. With over a thousand islands, it takes you a lifetime to explore them all. But of course, you don’t have to do so, pick some of the best and save the rest for your next trips. Make sure don’t...

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Hanoi After Dark

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Hanoi After dark start at our stylish local Café with a cocktail and a delicious snack from one of the...

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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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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.

The best Instagram locations in the USA!

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Do you love Instagram? I do! There are so many epic places in the USA to share on Instagram, so we have picked our favourites. Check out our list here!

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Certificate of Excellence by Holiday Check 2017

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

Silk Path Boutique Hotel Hanoi is delighted to announce that we have obtained Certificate of Excellence from the Europe’s leading review platform, Holiday Check 2017. It is such an honor to be awarded by Holiday Check as we always do our utmost to create an unforgettable and enjoyable experience for our guests with our friendly and helpful …

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When Flowers Aren’t Enough: 13 Fun Festivals at Botanic Gardens

by Brandon Schultz @ Fodors Travel Guide

From culture to cuisine, more than mere flowers can be enjoyed at annual events across America’s sprawling botanic gardens.

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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Khmer greeting ritual for your first trip to Cambodia

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

Do you know that there are 2 million people flock to Cambodia every year to visit Angkor Wat? When the sun rises, all the ancient temple becomes unrealistic, its massive stones reminiscent of an imaginary and spiritual world under the sunshine. But the incredible site isn’t the only reason worth visiting Cambodia. This Southeast Asian country is full of wonder with bustling beaches, charming cities and rich culture make it top of your list to visit.   Cambodians are extremely hospitable and friendly. When they invite you to their houses, you are expected to be given the best seat, treated...

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

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

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

Top 10 street foods you should try to become Hanoians » Exotic Voyages

Top 10 street foods you should try to become Hanoians » Exotic Voyages


Exotic Voyages

Named in the list of best cities for sweet food by CNN travel magazine, Hanois is really a haven of awesome street foods. A famous American author, James Michener says “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” So don’t miss your unique chance to explore the old city of Hanoi in your Vietnam trips through its delicious traditional street foods. Below is the top 10 street foods you should try in Hanoi, a list of recommended street restaurants and suggested direction from Hoan Kiem Lake. 1-...

18 Ultimate Things to Do in Morocco

by Lynn Shepard @ Fodors Travel Guide

How to see the best of this North African gem.

Hanoikids’ 11th birthday party

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

On Saturday June 17th 2017, Hanoikids’ 11th birthday with the theme: “Kids are yet to be 18” was successfully held as all members celebrated one of the most awaiting events of the year.… [...]

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

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


The Straits Times

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

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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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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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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2 Weeks in Chile

by Sophie @ Vegan Travel

Chile was an adventure, shared with my best friend, two weeks full of laughs and avocados and empanadas and sunburns and bus rides and the kind of talk you can only have with that person that knows you since you […]

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Hanoi Street Food - hanoi gem hotel eco friendly

Hanoi Street Food - hanoi gem hotel eco friendly


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Hanoi Street Food

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

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


Journalist On The Run

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

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...

In Defense of All-Inclusive Vacations: Secrets, Los Cabos

by Katie @ Postcards from Yonder

2016 will forever be the year we traveled the globe, visiting exotic locales, soaking up different cultures, basking in so many of the world’s greatest treasures.  2017, by contrast, was a year of re-assimilating and settling in — we moved back to San Francisco, renovated our apartment, started new jobs, established a routine, and in […]

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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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SAPA’S CHARMING “MUSE” AT THE END OF AUTUMN

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

(Photo credit: Lang cung thoi gian) When the slanting sunlight slowly fades away, the breezing November autumn wind slowly takes place, leaking itself through every corner of the golden rice paddies, and brings along the breathtaking cloud inversion that will treat your senses to an assortment of captivating experiences. (Photo credit: Nutthavood Punpeng) Every sensation …

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What and where to eat in Koh Samui?

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

We might not need to talk more how beautiful the beaches of Koh Samui are, they are famous worldwide. Besides beach activities such as scuba diving, surfing, swimming,… Koh Samui holidays are about eating: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cafe or anytime you want to grab something to eat. This island’s food options have something for everyone. So good news is you won’t starve in Koh Samui. But the bad news is you might get FAT. It’s a common joke that Thai food is the same anywhere either it is served in a high-end restaurant or a simple stall by a side of...

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Guide Ho Chi Minh city tour full day

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

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

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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!

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...

Australian East Coast Road Trip Itinerary

by Petra @ The Global Couple

The East Coast of Australia is the perfect place for a road trip - there are amazing beaches, cute towns, and of course the city of Sydney to explore.

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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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KERB Loves: our women

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

Today marks 100 years since the first women in the UK got to vote so here’s a shout out to our ALL-female powered KERBanists (and Alumni). A donut dynamite-diamond; an Asian BBQ meat smoker; the pioneer of vegan street food; creator of one the most successful burger brands in London and champion of London’s best street food dish two years running – the […]

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How to Make a Bucket List: 5 Easy Steps to Create a Great One

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

Don’t wait for that “perfect time” to make your bucket list, create it not because you are dying but because you want to live! With these easy how-to steps, you'll be living the your dream in no time!

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48 Hours of Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

48 Hours of Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


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During the 45 minute or so cab ride from the airport to downtown Hanoi, I contemplated what the city might be like. I knew very little about Vietnam or what to expect from Hanoi other than what I had concocted in my head after obsessively watching Anthony Bourdain's travels unfold on Netflix. As I g

GP Travel – Travel to open the world

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

GP Travel is a private owned company established in 2005, with over 10 years experience in the tourism market, our team is well trained and work with mind of services.… [...]

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36 hours in Hanoi, Vietnam - a street food experience

36 hours in Hanoi, Vietnam - a street food experience


The Global Couple

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

Hanoi's Best (Vegan) Street Food - Vegan Travel Blog on VeganTravel.com

Hanoi's Best (Vegan) Street Food - Vegan Travel Blog on VeganTravel.com


Vegan Travel

Following along with Lucas as he goes behind the scenes and into the kitchen of Hanoi, Vietnam's only 100% vegan street food vendor - Món chay hè phố!

Hanoi Street food tour

Hanoi Street food tour


Ha Noi Street food tour

Hanoi Street food tour

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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Discover places near Ha Noi for New Year’s Festival

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

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

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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.

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 vacation to Vietnam. Get in touch with one of Audley's specialists to start planning your perfect trip

Vietnam Food Trip: Awesome Banh Mi Stands to Try Out

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

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11 days of Quintessential Vietnam

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

We all know that a real person and a real story are more valuable than thousand words. When you hear your friend praising a book, you want to read it. When your cousin can’t stop talking about a new movie, you’re eager to buy a ticket. That said, true stories sharing by travelers might inspire you to plan a journey. Being aware of that, we would like to bring to you a conversation between Exotic Voyages and Ms. Joyce Margo – a very nice and respected lady comes from North Carolina – USA. Ms. Joyce had just returned after 11...

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Places to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


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

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

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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This Is Officially New England’s Most Romantic Town

by Amanda Sadlowski @ Fodors Travel Guide

And yes, you should visit during the year’s most romantic (and coldest) month.

Hue Egg Breakfast

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

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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Varanasi is Straight Up Nasty

by Kevin @ Postcards from Yonder

November, 2016 / Photos & Words by Kevin Varanasi is straight up nasty. It’s absolutely filthy. The streets are lined with trash. To help you picture this, imagine your city dump back home just exploded all over town. A trash explosion basically. Then, cows eat the trash and shit all over the place. And not […]

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Oriental Night – Silk Path Hotel’s Annual Staff Party

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

The Silk Path team had recently had one memorable and joyful night celebrating our annual staff party with the theme “Oriental Night”. The party started with Ms. Thuy Nguyen – our General Manager’s speech in which she summarized all the activities that the hotel had done in 2017 and our ambitions and plan for the …

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Vietnam on the top of 2016 best culinary journeys

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

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Let’s Hue

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Let’s Hue-Local Buddies started with a small group of undergraduates and graduates.… [...]

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A Eulogy for the King of Thailand

by Kevin @ Postcards from Yonder

November 2016 / Words by Kevin, Illustration by Vivi While millions of Americans have been mourning the election over the past few weeks, the Thais have also been suffering a major loss. Their beloved king of 70 years passed away in October, leaving their country just as heartbroken and uncertain about the future. The Thai […]

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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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8 romantic things to do in Thailand for your honeymoon

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

Soft sand, beautiful sunset, swaying palms, secluded beaches, Thailand has all the ingredients you need for a tropical honeymoon. If you are looking for a romantic getaway to married life or you want to treat your new spouse special, here are a few things to spark the romance. 1. Book a private table and cruise around Bangkok Most travelers start and end their Thailand holidays in Bangkok, that means this city has so many things to offer, especially with a couple. You can find a numerous of nice places for a romantic dinner here but nothing likes looking at your...

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Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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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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Certificate of Commendation – Outstanding Contribution to the Tourism Development

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

Recently, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi is honored to have received the Certificate of Commendation from Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, for having outstanding contribution to the tourism development in 2017. The certificate is to recognize those having passionately contributed to promote tourism and encourage the development and success of the tourism industry. “We are immensely proud to …

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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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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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KOTO, a culinary journey through Vietnam – 800,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

Authoured by Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl was released by Hardie Grant Australia, in 2008 and has since sold over 9000 copies. This book will take you on a dish-by-dish journey through the regions of Vietnam: from the Northern Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the busy streets in Hanoi to the quiet life in the French hill station, Dalat; from the Chinese-inspired cuisine of the north to the royal cuisine of the centre and the tropical fare of the south. Stunningly photographed by Michael Fountoulakis, this book will inspire the gourmet traveller in us all. Royalties donated to the KOTO, training project.

Raw vegan retreats in Samana, Dominican Republic

by Edit Horvath @ Vegan Travel

Travelling around the Dominican Republic, searching for the best places where you can eat vegan dishes. I was not expecting to find my best raw experience ever in a remote corner of the Samana area.  Comparing the crowdies of the […]

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Homemade, bio vegan dishes in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

by Edit Horvath @ Vegan Travel

I love eating. For me trying new dishes, new flavour combinations and local cuisine have always been part of travelling. After turning to be vegetarian, my options became less and turning to vegan even less. If you just want to […]

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Teen Bucket List: 85 Fun Things Every Teenager Should Do

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

This teenager bucket list will give you the funnest things for teens to do—friend bonding activities and cool ideas for the most memorable experiences.

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Hue Imperial Adventures

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Hue Imperial Adventures To the Citadel… and beyond! The day begins with a coffee or juice, where you’ll meet your...

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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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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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Hanoi street food tours|Personal food tasting & culture tours

Hanoi street food tours|Personal food tasting & culture tours


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Hanoi street food tours provide food tasting and cultural sightseeing tour. Discover Hanoi cuisine culture tour. Available customized or personalized tours

Hanoi Street Food - Silkpath

Hanoi Street Food - Silkpath


Silkpath

Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, has plenty of sights to appeal to visitors – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, the old quarter with it’s bustling streets – but if you really want to understand the Vietnamese people and their culture, you’ll need to delve deep into its street food. Source: Internet The food available in … Continue reading "Hanoi Street Food"

Visa guidelines

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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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The Zoological Museum of Hanoi University

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

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

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The 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.

Hanoi After Dark - Hanoi Food Tour by Vespa

Hanoi After Dark - Hanoi Food Tour by Vespa


Vespa Adventures

Want to explore the nightlife and food scene of Hanoi, Vietnam? Hop on our Hanoi After Dark Vespa Tour for "The Ride of Your Life"!

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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InKERBator 2018: meet the first fleet

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

The InKERBator returns! Last year we launched the inKERBator scheme to mentor new street food businesses and keep a hot fresh bed of talent pulsing through our lunch market fleet.  To date, we’ve helped 30 new  businesses find their feet through it. Here’s the first batch of newbies who we’ve taken on board for 2018. […]

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Smile Makeover Vietnam Package Tour for 07 Nights & 08 Days

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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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Homeland 's Season Opener Is So Laughably Bad It Almost Circles Back Around to Being Good

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Homeland 's Season Opener Is So Laughably Bad It Almost Circles Back Around to Being Good

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

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

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

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Vietnam: The Tribute Video

by Katie @ Postcards from Yonder

February 14, 2016 // Video by Katie We fell in love in Vietnam. More specifically, we fell in love with Vietnamese food. Even more specifically, we fell in love with Vietnamese Pho. So naturally, we made a video about it.  

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Melbourne: a foodie’s paradise

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Melbourne is one of the world's great cities - the vibe is great and so is the architecture. But the food in Melbourne is what you go there for!

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Excellence Food Safety & Smoke-free Hotel Award

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

On January 19th2018, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi is delighted to be granted “Excellence Food safety & Smoke-free Hotel Award” by the Local People’s Committee. This recognition is awarded to the hotels that have successfully implemented food hygiene and safety procedures as well as created a smoke-free environment in the hotel. “Since the opening of Silk …

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How to get “lost” In Pai, Thailand

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

Spend enough time on the beautiful Thai beaches? Now it’s time to think about an escape to Pai – a dream destination for many travelers. You might not expect much out of it before you go, but somehow it will capture your mind and steal your heart away.  Nestled deep in valleys, endless mountains, waterfalls, natural hot springs, and incredible hiking trails, you have nothing to do but chill out and your weekend trip to Pai will quickly turn into a whole week trip. Or it will extend longer. How to get to Pai People usually head to Pai from...

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5 Hot Honeymoon trends in 2018

by Hailey Chen @ Exotic Voyages

When it comes to honeymoons, a one-stop beach destination like Caribbean or Hawaii may pop up in your mind at the speed of light. If it’s not beaches, then it will be cliche Paris, Roma or Switzerland… Well, it’s your honeymoon — so why take the same tried-and-true vacation you’ve already been on 2 or three times? What you need is the direction of “something different”. So yes, where the filter new Trends, in new Places for your coming Honeymoon in far east Asia. Let’s start with 5 hot Honeymoon Trends 2018! 1. Two honeymoons Yeah. You’re not mishearing it....

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Japanese Culture & Tradition Facts: 11 Etiquette Tips Before You Go

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

Japanese culture and traditions are incredibly unique, making it a dream destination for a lot of travelers. That said, the fact is that Japan can be an intimidating country for first-time visitors. Here's a few etiquette tips that will make you feel more comfortable.

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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...

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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Street Food Tour in Hanoi

Street Food Tour in Hanoi


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Taking a street food tour in Hanoi was something I had looked forward to for years, after jealously drooling over a friend’s foodporn from Vietnam. Well, I finally made it and was ready to ea…

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.

The Insider’s Hanoi

by Ton Bao @ Vespa Adventures » Products

The Insider’s Hanoi starts off sampling the local Café culture at our Italian style Café in the heart of the...

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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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Dubai all-inclusive holiday vegan tips and skydiving

by Suzy Jones @ Vegan Travel

Dubai is the last part of my trip from India to Nepal to Oman to Dubai, we went to the Dubai Mall and this place is massive. While there we got lunch at a falafel place called Karam Express, and […]

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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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Immerse Yourself in the Flavors of ‘The Real Cancun’

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

The Ritz-Carlton’s highly personalized, chef-led market tour and cooking experience celebrates the discovery of local culinary delights.

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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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Savannah Bucket List: 44 Fun Things To Georgia’s Historic City

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

Fun things to do in Savannah, Ga—What to see, places to eat and things to check off your bucket list in Georgia's top city.

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Mendocino: A Few of My Favorite Things

by Kevin @ Postcards from Yonder

November 2017 / words & video by Kevin Mendocino, California. Giant trees. Stunning coastline. Just pure peace. This is one of my favorite places in all of the great land of Californ’ya. I get so excited every time Katie and I head up there, which happens about once a year. It’s just raw. The forests […]

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

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

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

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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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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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16 of the World’s Most Colorful Places

by csaradar @ WanderingRedHead

Let’s face it. We like colorful things. We are attracted to them the same way children scream for brightly colored candy at the grocery store. Maybe without the screaming. This is why food color like red #5 and yellow #6 exists and is perhaps giving us cancer. It’s just biology…or something.  Our eyes are drawn to bright pretty things and colorful places are no exception. I’ve been a lucky lady and have recently traveled to many places that resembled a candyland.  Consider me your color crack dealer as I take you to the world’s most colorful places. 1.  Portugal I had a hard time narrowing it down to only one city so I’m going to just give Portugal one big shout out as a collectively colorful country. Lisbon, Porto and Sintra are 3 places that should be on your color radar. Your “color-dar”, if you will. Tee-hee. Porto Lisbon Sintra Like most super cool castles, this one was built by a crazy king and for one am happy that he let his freak flag fly. I mean, who decides to make a red, yellow and pastel blue castle if they’re not slightly nuts eccentric? Portugal also happens to be a place that has been underrated in Europe for years. It is less expensive than much of western Europe and enjoys warm weather for more months. The secret is getting out, so go sooner rather than later! Read More:  5 Days in Portugal #2  Burano, Italy I know anyone with an Instagram account has seen a picture of this place and maybe drooled slightly. This island is a photographer’s paradise. In fact, there is little else to do here. There is one commercial street with restaurants, cafes and cute tourist shops, but mostly people simply walk around and gawk.  It is a nice escape half-day trip from Venice. I recommend going as early as possible to beat the crowds of googly-eyed tourists entranced by the rainbow of color (I was one of them btw). Note of caution…stand a few feet in front of people’s homes if you can. People do live here, although it’s easy to believe this kaleidoscope of a place was built just for our enjoyment! #3  Valparaiso, Chile Ok.  This place. Wow! I have never been as impressed by street art. It is EVERYWHERE. The city is a big free museum. Located on the coast less than 2 hours from Santiago, this is a must-see for anyone visiting Chile who loves art, color and fun happy vibes! Happily overdosing on art and color over here. Better than the things I usually overdose on…chocolate, wine, Netflix, Justin Trudeau pics. Oops there I go over-sharing again. Btw…watch my stories for adorable penguins in Patagonia! My posts are a few days behind as usual but stories always new! A post shared by Cherene (@wanderingredheadcher) on Nov 15, 2017 at 4:44am PST   Read More: Street Art in Valparaiso, Chile #4  Marrakech, Morocco Morocco seems to be having a resurgence in popularity. Instead of the 1970’s hippie trail, now there is the “Instagram Trail”. Photographers can’t get enough of the mosaic tiles, colorful markets and exotic flavor. Not to mention, Marrakech is known as the “Rose City” with much of the old city painted this soft pink color. Who can resist that? I barely know what any of this stuff is, but it was pretty and I definitely bought some. One of these crystal looking things may have been for my sinuses. They are really good salespeople! This type of tile is called zellij. The geometric shapes with Arabic calligraphy is a type of Islamic art and used commonly in Moroccan architecture. It is mind-numbingly intricate and spectacular. The photo below is from Majorelle Gardens, designed by Yves Saint Laurent. Read More: Guide to Marrakech #5 Colmar, France I hardly believe this is a real place, even when I look at my own photos! I felt the same way in person as I roamed around looking at the quaint pastel half-timbered houses with a dopey smile on my face. Colmar is in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France on the border of Germany. The whole region is simply adorable and you find yourself waiting for Belle, Gaston, the seven dwarfs, or any number of fairytale characters to stroll by. Read More:  Walk Through a Fairytale in Strasbourg and Colmar #6  Guatape, Colombia I haven’t yet been to Colombia, but it is one of the top places on my bucket list for many reasons including places like this. This Andean resort town is close to Medellin.  I had placed Colombia on my top places to go in 2017 in a collaborative post with other bloggers.  Give it a read if you haven’t yet! Travel Inspiration: Places to Visit in 2017   #7  Cinque Terre, Italy Another very popular destination, Cinque Terre will fulfill many colorful fantasies. It’s more than just a pretty face. There is excellent hiking here and really good food. Despite becoming alarmingly crowded, they’ve managed to not let the food quality go down like some touristy places (I’m looking at you Venice!). The villages look like glittering gems in the sea. Cinque Terre is technically 5 different villages and some would include nearby Portovenere as the 6th village.  Portovenere (pictured below) is a great day trip and can be reached by ferry or hiking. It happens to be way less crowded here as well. This is the village of Riomaggiore. It’s almost like a 5-year-old girl was allowed to design this entire village with every shade of pink that she could imagine. Read More:  Best Photo Spots in Cinque Terre #8  Sighisoara, Romania I haven’t yet written about Romania, but I plan to soon because it truly surprised me and I absolutely loved it. I was expecting a more run down, old communist Eastern European feel (just being honest), but instead, I got charming pastel villages galore! Score: Romania 1  Cherene -3 This was only one of many cute towns that I visited. Sibiu and Brasov deserve a mention as well. #9  Miami, Florida I couldn’t possibly write about colorful places without mentioning my home of 15 years, Miami! From the art deco district to the design district, there is plenty of color to go around.  You can’t throw a stone on Instagram without hitting a picture of the Wynwood art district. I remember when Wynwood was a place you only visited with a police escort and a prayer. Things have certainly changed! Read More:  Local’s Guide To Miami #10  Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen is a fun city full of character. And bikes. Tons of bikes. The canals are lined with colorful homes, particularly in the famous Nyhaven area pictured below. Interestingly, Denmark is high on the list of happiest places. I guess color is good for the soul? I could hang here all day! Someone needs to invent a floating bar!🤗🍸 A post shared by Cherene (@wanderingredheadcher) on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:23am PDT #11  Wroclaw, Poland I am really sad that I haven’t yet visited Poland because I hear nothing but good things about it. Just look at this place! So grand and stately, yet colorful AF! That’s hard to pull off if you’re not a drag queen. Well played Wroclaw! #12  Rovinj, Croatia I definitely left my heart in this perfect little seaside town in the Istria region of Croatia, and you can see why. Beyond the beautiful exterior is a heart of gold. The people are just as charming as the buildings. I came here to decompress after a particularly crazy Italy visit and I almost didn’t leave. It was refreshingly relaxing with clear warm Adriatic waters to swim in and yummy Croatian wine to drink as you roam the pastel cobblestoned streets of the old city stopping in cute stores to sample truffled this and lavender that. #13 Bali, Indonesia This is one colorful little island. Where else can you see a rainbow of umbrellas and bean bags on the beach, bright fringy umbrellas in the streets, pretty floral offerings to the gods on the ground and brightly colored fabrics adorning the Hindu statues? Read More:  20 Photos of My Best Things to do in Bali #14 Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm is pretty, elegant and one of those places you feel you need more time to visit because each island has its own character to discover. The Gamla Stan area is perhaps the most historic and colorful as well as most popular with tourists. It is like a pedestrian-friendly outdoor museum with winding cobblestone streets and beautiful buildings. This is Stockholm’s oldest square, Stortorget. It is the historic heart of Stockholm and located in the old town of Gamla Stan. #15  Salvador, Brazil Ah, Brazil. Home of some of the most joyous people I’ve ever seen. Brazil is a delightful mix of African, European and Latin American culture and in some cities, the buildings are as colorful as its people. Salvador da Bahia, is one of those cities. Once the capital of Portugal’s famed new world colony, it is now the Afro-Brazilian heart of the country. The descendants of African slaves have preserved their heritage here better than anywhere else in the world. #16  Hoi An, Vietnam Hoi An is on Vietnam’s central coast. The architecture reflects its interesting melting-pot history and is a mix of eras and styles with wooden Chinese shophouses and temples, as well as French colonial buildings and ornate Vietnamese tube houses. One of the most famous sites is the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda. It’s easy to see why this charming town is a UNESCO world heritage site.  I personally was delighted by all the colorful silk lanterns adorning all the streets. Hope you could handle all that color! What are some of the world’s most colorful places that I missed? Where else do I need to go to get my color fix? Tell me in the comments! Pin It!    

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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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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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Midori Spa

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Located in the Old Quarter, Midori Spa is a massage parlour which aims at providing job opportunities for blind Vietnamese people.… [...]

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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,...

Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hue to Hoi An

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Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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Trader Cook Books

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

From Fattie’s salted caramel cornflake boccaditos to Vicky’s galactic space iced donut rings; Anna Mae’s spicy Juan macaroni to Eat Poke’s tropical ahi sushi bowls; The Bowler’s green Thai curry meatballs to Breddos steak tartare tacos… these KERBanist cook books are sure to keep you busy in the kitchen until our full fleet of lunch markets return.  BUY THEM […]

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61 Simple and Cheap (or Completely Free!) Bucket List Ideas

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

A bucket list goal doesn't always have to be expensive and time consuming. Sometimes it can be simple and cheap (or completely free!). Don't worry, easy doesn't mean boring, these budget goals can be just as fun as a larger one and more easily achievable. 61 Simple and Cheap (or Completely Free!) Bucket List [...]

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The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

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

Traveling in Vietnam: The best travel route through this S-shaped country

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Vietnam is an astounding mix of natural highlights and cultural diversity.… [...]

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Streets & Eats of Hue

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

This is an all you can eat & free flow drink tour, so come with an appetite!

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Yardbird – modern izakaya restaurant in Hong Kong

by admin - ma @ Asia Bars & Restaurants

Popular neighbourhood yakitori restaurant & bar relocates to larger space in Sheung Wan February 12th, 2018   Yardbird, Hong Kong’s beloved modern izakaya restaurant has moved ...

Tour with Hanoikids: More than just Hanoi free tours

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Founded in 2006, Hanoikids is a student-run, voluntary organization which provides free tours for foreigners in Hanoi, Vietnam.… [...]

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Hanoi Street Food - Mag Nation

Hanoi Street Food - Mag Nation


Mag Nation

Most people go to Hanoi to enjoy the food. And in Hanoi, street food is not merely a quaint or exotic culinary excursion – it is at the heart of the culinary tradition and helps to define the culture and rhythm of the city. However, while dining on the street may sound tempting and adventurous …

Behind the idea with Petra

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

Here’s an interview with our founder, Petra Barran, reporting from USA soils while on hiatus in New Orleans. What KERB is about, how it all started, how the perception of street food is changing and how to get support if you’re a freshly budded trader or a dreamer with a new idea. Links below to […]

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Rich Traditions Hue Countryside

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Rich traditions Hue countryside Discover the hidden charms of Hue. Kick off the day with a Vietnamese coffee or fresh...

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French newspaper voted top 10 most interesting things in Vietnam

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

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

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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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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...

15 Ultra Romantic Castle Hotels Around the World

by Erin Lindholm @ Fodors Travel Guide

Shrouded in myth, mystery, and historic legacy, castles inspire the imagination to roam and fantasies to manifest—a heady setting for romance.

How to Fly Cathay Pacific First Class With Miles

by csaradar @ WanderingRedHead

It’s been a long time dream of mine to have that ultimate luxury first-class experience. Many airlines these days are offering a fabulous first class product. Cathay Pacific First Class is considered among the best. When I found myself with the opportunity to fly from Miami to Singapore first class on this airline USING MILES, you know I jumped at the opportunity. Like literally, I jumped up and down on my bed for at least ten minutes. I bet you are wondering how I managed this?  I will spill my secrets for how I got to fly Cathay Pacific First Class and Business Class using miles.   Using Airline Points I am an avid American Airlines loyalist and have been using their Advantage mileage program for ages. In my efforts to build massive amounts of miles, I almost exclusively use credit cards associated with Advantage such as the CitiBank credit cards. Over the past few years, I have opened and closed a few different ones, but the one that really blasted me with those marvelous miles was the Citi Executive Card. At the time they offered a 75,000 mile bonus if you spent 7500 in the first 3 months. Right now the bonus is only 50,000 miles and at one point it was 100,000 miles so keep an eye on it! At the time of publication, there is an amazing limited time offer to get 60,000 miles bonus on the Citibank Platinum Card. This card has an annual fee of $95 that is waived the first year. If I didn’t already have this card I would jump on it!. The bonus is usually only 30,000 miles! You have to spend $3000 in 3 months to get this bonus. Do it people! Spending the money necessary was not so hard to do, so I got my awesome bonus, kept the card for the first year while the interest was still zero, then canceled it. I liked the card, but I didn’t want to continue to pay the $450 annual fee. It was worth it in the first year because I had Admirals Club membership, and 10,000 miles applied toward elite status. Also that $450 paid for itself when I landed an award seat worth over $15,000!  Getting the credit card award is only one of the strategies I use to obtain miles but that 75,000 was all I needed for my ultimate goal…to fly long distance in some pimpin’ first cast cabin. For more details on how to accrue miles and spend enough money to get the bonus, read more: Beginner’s Guide to Flying Free How to Actually Book Once You Have The Miles When you book with an American Airlines partner (with the exception of British Airlines), you cannot do this online and must call. Yes, you have to actually talk with someone in the Advantage program and they are actually quite nice. An alternative that sometimes works is to look on the British Airways website and see what’s available for the route you want on their partners (Cathay Pacific being one of these). If you see an award seat available, good chances that you can get it by calling American. This is a clumsy process and I wish American would allow you to book with partners more seamlessly. Not to mention that I had seen a Qatar Airways award seat available but when I called to book, it was not. I knew that several of their luxury partners flew to Singapore so I called to see what was available. I was very flexible with my dates, which helps, and I called almost a year in advance. I’ve heard that to secure these ultra hard to get seats, you need to book either super early or last minute to have the best chance.  What they offer truly changes day by day, one of the great mysteries of the airline industry. I booked this flight in March of 2016 for Feb of 2017. Yes, I’m that crazy. I’m like a dog with a bone once I get an idea in my head. I simply called the Advantage number (it’s on my speed dial, right after my parents) and told them where I wanted to go and that I wanted first class. They gave me the choice of Cathay Pacific, an airline I knew to be fabulous, so I said yes, yes, yes!!! My Flight I happened to get a flight from Miami to Chicago(this domestic leg on AA), Chicago to Hong Kong (Cathay’s Hub) and then Hong Kong to Singapore. For this review, I will focus on the Chicago to Hong Kong leg since that’s the most significant one. This flight is over 15 hours, one of the longest flights one can take and that give you ample time to enjoy this airline. The special treatment starts at check-in. The first class check-in has virtually no line and your luggage is tagged with priority tags so that it will be removed first. These two things alone thrill me. You also are the first to board the airline. When you board, an attendant walks you to your seat which is to the left of the entrance, in the front of the plane. It is delightfully quiet with no other boarding passengers walking past.  The Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300 has 6 first class seats, one of the smallest in existence. It is a 1-1-1 formation and feels incredibly private and peaceful.  I had seat 1A by the window. The “Suite” It is a huge seat with 3 windows which allows you plenty of light should you want it. The suite has no door but still feels enclosed and private. There is a tiny closet to hang a jacket and a large cabinet to place any loose items you want on hand. There is an ottoman opposite the main seat which can be converted into a seat for a companion. They can even extend the dining table to accommodate said companion (if you have one) for meals. Otherwise, you just put your legs there. Complimentary bose headsets are available until landing. There is a 15-inch television screen with a touchscreen entertainment system which can be adjusted after takeoff but is easy to watch in the current position. You are introduced to your personal attendant for the flight.  I had a lovely Filipina woman who I adored. She was very happy to take my photo doing ridiculous things that I probably should have been embarrassed about. She also encouraged me to drink too much wine! You are offered Krug champagne before take-off and given a little introduction to the menu. They provide a care package (my words, not theirs) with toiletries, an eye mask, ear plugs, toothbrush, slippers and Aesop products. You are also provided with very well-made pajamas of the softest material ever. Plus you can kee them! Lunch I kind of wanted to order everything but alas, I am a tiny person. There are both western and Chinese meals available. The caviar starter, served properly in its tin with blinis and creme fraiche is something you want to stay awake for. For lunch, I chose the spiced black cod with coconut lentils If you still have room between the main course and dessert you can get a cheese course. I had an impromptu flight of wine with mine. As I do. My attendant seemed to be trying to get me drunk. She kept offering me more wine when I was clearly inebriated already. I couldn’t even finish the glass I had in front of me, but she insisted I have to try the French Chablis. How does one say no? She also refused to let me skip dessert. It’s like traveling with your ethnic grandmother. Of course, I made room for the orange curd souffle and dulce de leche ice cream. The Bed Needless to say, after the huge meal and all the booze, I was ready for sleep and those pajamas were calling my name.  I went to the lavatory to change while they prepared my bed. You actually get a real pillow and warm fluffy blanket. Of course I took a photo. How could I not? Your seat transforms into one of the widest fully flat beds in the sky, with a thick mattress and 500-thread-count cotton duvets, pillows, and cushions. Your sleepsuit, eyeshade, and soft slippers, tailored with touches of modern Chinese styling, are made with 100% organic cotton and designed by PYE, a quality Hong Kong brand. The women’s toiletry case include a variety of creams, including hand balm, facial hydrating cream and lip balm. I  slept for 8 hours (I try to get on the schedule of the place I’m going before I get there…if that makes sense).  When I woke it was time for”dinner” (it felt like it should have been breakfast but because of the time change, I guess it was dinner time). I had the chicken with the mushroom ragout. The chocolate pralines came in a cute little box kind of like a special gift. The Hong Kong Lounge The first class service doesn’t end with the flight. If you are lucky enough to have a layover in Hong Kong, Cathay’s hub, you have access to a world-class lounge. This is available for both first and business class customers but amenities are different for each. There is a noodle bar and for first class only…a champagne bar. As if that isn’t exciting enough (I can never have too much champagne), they have shower cabanas. They are spacious and have those delightful Aesop products. There’s nothing better than feeling refreshed after a long flight and then chillaxing with champagne while waiting for another flight. At this point I had no idea what time or day it was after over 15 hours of travel and a 12 hours time difference. Nor did I care, since I was having such a great time! My next flight was between HK and Singapore and was really nice, but sadly undocumented, probably because I was sleeping. Cathay Pacific Business Class On the way back from Hong Kong to Miami,  I was only able to get Business Class. I say that like it’s a bad thing but it was pretty darn awesome as well. It ended up “costing” me the same amount of miles…actually a bit more at 70,000 miles. Each way the fees were around $30. Again, this is one of the mysteries of the airline industry. I don’t understand how I only needed 67,500 miles for first class. If anyone knows, please enlighten me! It was interesting to be able to compare. One marked difference was upon entrance to the airline since you don’t get to go to the quiet private front of the plane but instead turn to the right like everybody else. Am I doing a good job of sounding obnoxiously snobby?  I hope you know me by now people. I’m poking fun at this whole experience but I just wanted to point out the differences. The cabin was very large and very empty! Clearly, there is great availability last minute for these seats! The configuration in this cabin is 1-2-1. The window seat is clearly the better option if you are travling alone. If you are with a companion the middle seat is nice so you can converse with a partner but it is still private enough that it’s not awkward with a stranger. The remote control, lights and bose headsets in the cabin are pretty much the same as in first class. The seat is notably smaller but still comfortable. They also provide a toiletry kit but a smaller one with a different brand of products. Meals The menu is slightly less gourmet than in first class, but still pretty swanky. I had the smoked halibut and roasted pumpkin as a starter, followed by the pasta with zucchini sauce. It was delicious. You are very well fed on this flight with three courses plus dessert. I can’t believe I was hungry enough to have a snack. Maybe it was because I was forcing myself to stay awake and watch movies so that I could more easily adjust to the time back in the United States…maybe it was because I just wanted to eat everything they had? English Tea was available as a snack. I can’t resist those little sandwiches and scones. After crying my eyes out watching every sad dramatic Oscar contender movie, I passed out from the carb coma and emotional exhaustion. Eventually, it was time for “breakfast” (I use this term loosely because with the time change and long flight, I have no idea what meal I’m eating). I decided to try the Chinese breakfast. While it was fun to have dim sum on a plane, I have definitely had better. Transfer to American Airlines Business Class Upon entry to the United States in Los Angeles,  I transferred to a domestic American Airlines flight back to Miami. Sadly they had to give me economy since I made a last minute date change. However, when I checked in I explained to them that I had flown business the entire way until now and could they please upgrade me if there was space. I must have looked tired and pathetic because they were extremely nice about this and upgraded me right away! The American Airlines 777 is the same plane I had just been on with a different paint job. The service wasn’t quite a nice as with Cathay but the business seat was exactly the same. I found myself right at home. LA to MIA is 5 hours so I was happy to be in comfort, especially after 2 days of travel! I can honestly say I didn’t want these flights to end. How amazing to lounge in comfort with endless amounts of movies, wine and food. I would fly every week if it was on this airline. I can’t say enough good things about Cathay Pacific now that I have flown First Class, Business and although I didn’t write about it, I had an excellent experience a few years ago flying economy. Definitely, make it a goal to use miles like I did and get this round trip luxury experience for under $60! At 67,500 miles for a one-way first class seat, this is one of the best deals in the airline industry! Pin it!  

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5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Culinary Travel Guide

Hanoi's food scene can be overwhelming with it's mix of smells and tastes, but it's well worth exploring since it's one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world.

TOP 3 Must Try Street Food In Hanoi

TOP 3 Must Try Street Food In Hanoi


Serenity International Dental Clinic Vietnam

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

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...

The Insider’s Phnom Penh

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If you’re looking to see not only the highlights of Phnom Penh but the secret spots too – this is the...

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Street food Hanoi - The world's best foodie destination

Street food Hanoi - The world's best foodie destination


Day Tours in Hanoi

Hanoi was listed in the top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies by lonelyplane.com. Those loving street food will have to plan their Hanoi tours well to enjoy the specialties offered by the capital city. To enjoy Hanoi street food tour you should begin at the bustling Chau Long market in Hanoi’s labyrinthine Old Quarter …

Vietnamese Theatre: A Traditional Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

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

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

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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.

Chasing Dreams of Southeast Asia and the Twenty-Something Adventures

by Exotic Voyages Customer @ Exotic Voyages

Last November, Jamie and Rachel had a tour with us to Thailand and Bali, Indonesia. This amazing trip was recaptured by stunning photo and especially, through the real words of Rachel, one of two gorgeous girls. Now, take a  closer look and read her story of the 20-year friendship with Jamie and how her dream came true as follows: We quit our jobs, invested our savings and decided it was all or nothing. Jamie and I have been best friends for 20 years. Since the age of three, we have been adding, and checking off, adventures on our Best Friend...

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Hanoi Street Food - Classic Hotel & Spa

Hanoi Street Food - Classic Hotel & Spa


Welcome To Classic Street Hotel & Spa

Hanoi Street Food

Stickyrice

Stickyrice


Stickyrice

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

Listen to Janis Joplin Break In Her New Soul/R&B Band Live in 1969

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Listen to Janis Joplin Break In Her New Soul/R&B Band Live in 1969

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

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

KERB Workshop February 2018

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

Sitting at your desk thinking about starting a street food business? Then this is for you. The KERB Workshop is a full immersion in how to make the jump from wanting to start a business to actually doing it. Our latest edition of this popular and impactful one-dayer brings together will provide powerful insight from […]

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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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WE ARE HIRING: Events Manager

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

WHAT: Events Manager WHEN: To start as soon as possible REPORTS TO: Alana Buckley, Head of Events JOB DESCRIPTION This role will be integral to KERB’s Private Events team. The role involves selling KERB catering to corporate and private clients and well as client and venue relationship management. , There will also be a strong […]

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2018 Travelers’ Choice – Top 25 Hotels in Vietnam

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

Silk Path Hotel Hanoi Associates are delighted to be awarded “2018 Travelers’ Choice” and “Top 25 hotels in Vietnam” by TripAdvisor, the largest travel site in the world, with more than 315 million members and over 500 million reviews and opinions of hotels, restaurants, attractions and other travel-related businesses. Among 25 top hotels in Vietnam, …

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

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

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

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Seoul Dining

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Twenty-two years ago, while living in Sapporo, Japan, I nearly made it to Seoul. There was a week where it looked as if a visa run was necessary but in the end the trip never eventuated. In the ensuing years,...

Best budget eats in Hanoi

Best budget eats in Hanoi


the Guardian

In honour of Hanoi's 1000th birthday this week, Rosie Birkett savours the flavours in the Vietnamese capital's best canteens and street kitchens

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

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

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

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Pinnacles was in tents

by Katie @ Postcards from Yonder

October 2017 // Words by Katie, Photos by Kevin Pinnacles National Park is the newest edition to the U.S.’s national park system (thanksObamaWeMissYou), and at about 3 and half hours from San Francisco, is a pretty convenient weekend trip if you want to get out of the city and into a lil’ nature. You can […]

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Real Vietnamese Cooking – 850,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

Real Vietnamese Cooking is a culinary voyage through this unique and vibrant country. Using traditional cooking techniques to recreate local dishes and classic favourites at home, as well as lush photography and fascinating personal insights into the intricacies of the country’s rich culture, this book is your authoritative guide to Vietnamese cuisine. The recipes draw on the three main culinary regions of the country: the hearty food of the North, the imperial cuisine from the Centre, and the sweeter and spicier food from the tropical South. From classic Vietnamese fare such as Beef noodle soup (Pho Bo), Spring rolls (Nem) and Banana flower salad, as well as lesser-known recipes such as Caramel fish with galangal or Artichoke and pork rib soup, these recipes will delight and inspire lovers of Vietnamese cooking. Published in May 2014.

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...

The Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - The Foodie Dietitian

The Best Hanoi Street Food Tour - The Foodie Dietitian


Kara Lydon

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

Dining Guide to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam

Dining Guide to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam


pastemagazine.com

Where to eat in the Old Quarter if you are looking for the best restaurants in Hanoi Vietnam

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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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!

Be The Best Valentine And Make Your Own Chocolates

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

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

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Changchun World Sculpture Park: A Guide

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

I traveled to China’s northeast for one reason – ice and snow sculptures. (Okay, that’s technically two but go away!) Despite that, I might have had the best experience at the Changchun World Sculpture Park! It’s a 5A tourist attraction in Changchun, China because it’s littered with sculptures. The whole park is 92 hectares (0.92km2)

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Street food | About Hanoi and around

Street food | About Hanoi and around


Rough Guides

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

Seoul Dining

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Twenty-two years ago, while living in Sapporo, Japan, I nearly made it to Seoul. There was a week where it looked as if a visa run was necessary but in the end the trip never eventuated. In the ensuing years,...

Thailand Itinerary for Beach Lover

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

You have heard about the numberless exotic beaches in Thailand but have only a 10-day vacation? Don’t worry, you still can get a good taste of this country islands in such that short amount of time. The key here is choosing either the north or the south Thailand beaches. Too greedy for all of the famous destinations might make you exhausted than relaxed. Below, you will find an itinerary that is special for beach lovers. You will start at Bangkok (Of course, who don’t like Bangkok?), experience around this bustling hub, play with the elephants and yes, spend your rest...

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A look at Hanoi breakfast

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

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

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Mavis Staples Makes a Monument of Her Own in Uplifting "If All I Was Was Black" Video

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Mavis Staples Makes a Monument of Her Own in Uplifting "If All I Was Was Black" Video

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 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...

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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5 reasons why you should include the Philippines in your travel list

by Petra @ The Global Couple

The Philippines mesmerizes tourist and locals alike with its beauty. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the Philippines.

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Glamping with kiwi and kauri in New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Glamping in New Zealand is a luxurious way to spend a weekend in the outdoors. Highfield River Retreat is just gorgeous!

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MEMBER DEAL

by Mai Trang @ Silkpath

Register as a Silk Path member, you will be able to receive incredible benefits when booking accommodation in one of our style bedrooms 30% discount when booking directly via our website Free internet access in room and wifi throughout the hotel Complimentary use of GYM, Jacuzzi & Steam, Sauna Complimentary usage of computer in Business …

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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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Vietnamese Street Food – 750,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

VSF brings the team together that brought you “KOTO a culinary journey through Vietnam”. With this book you will take some of the street life of Vietnam home with you. With over sixty recipes featuring some old favourites like Pho and Bun Cha to the more unusual like West Lake prawn cakes and Spring Rolls with Chinese sausage and dried prawns. Published in September 2011 by Hardie Grant Australia.

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

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

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

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,...

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

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

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

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Following the Bourdain Trail: Hanoi, Vietnam » Postcards from Yonder

Following the Bourdain Trail: Hanoi, Vietnam » Postcards from Yonder


Postcards from Yonder

Follow Anthony Bourdain's street food tour in Hanoi, as featured on Parts Unknown, in the episode where President Obama visits Vietnam for the first time

KERB on Monocle Radio

by KERB @ KERB – The Best of London Street Food

Street food has become a huge thing internationally and Britain can be tough place for a fresh trader to start out. That’s why we launched the inKERBator scheme; to give new talent a platform to grow from and a structure to help it blossom out.  Last week, our head of Community and Talent, Ollie Hunter, got […]

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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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Mido Spa

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Mido Spa is considered to be one of the top health and beauty centers in Hanoi.… [...]

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The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ 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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7 Paradises in Asia for Foodie Travelers

by Aisha Dao @ Exotic Voyages

For traveling foodies nothing seduces them than a tasty local dish. Exploring the cuisine is a must-do ‘mission’ which is as important as visiting the iconic landmarks of the country. From the flavor Bun Cha in Vietnam to the diversity of Dimsum in Hong Kong, Asia is absolutely the paradise of food with the endless list of dishes to try. 1. Bangkok, Thailand In 2017, CNN held an online poll of 35,000 people to figure out a list of “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods”. 7 of Thailand’s dishes appeared on the list, more than any other countries. The result didn’t...

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Hanoi Street Food Tour

Hanoi Street Food Tour


Mum on the Move

A fabulous street food tour of Hanoi, featuring mouthwatering local Vietnamese street food dishes such as Bun Cha, Bahn Cuon and Ca Phe Trung.

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.

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.

Chase this waterfall: Bridal Veil Falls, Raglan, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Bridal Veil Falls in New Zealand's Waikato region is a must-see for nature lovers. It's a stunning waterfall and a worthwhile stop on a road trip!

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How to Make the Best Chilaquiles in the World

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. Why not ditch the Old El Paso this year and upgrade your fiesta with these maximum flavor chilaquiles instead.

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This Republican Politician Voted For Stricter Anti-Prostitution Laws. You'll Never Guess What Happened Next.

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This Republican Politician Voted For Stricter Anti-Prostitution Laws. You'll Never Guess What Happened Next.

Romanian Ice Hotel to celebrate my 30th birthday

by Suzy Jones @ Vegan Travel

To celebrate my 30th birthday I knew I had to something special, and the Romanian Ice Hotel perfectly fitted my idea. I went with my sister and used the company Untravelled Paths who were amazing, they were very quick at responding […]

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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...

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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Hanoi Street Food - HANOIKIDS CLUB

Hanoi Street Food - HANOIKIDS CLUB


HANOIKIDS CLUB

In 2012, Ha Noi was chosen one of 10 cities with the most delicious food in Asia by CNNGo. Hanoi offers a wide selection of cuisines but many tourists say that they only find the best at sidewalk stalls.Street food is a feature of Vietnam in general, and Hanoi in particular. Walking on crowded streets, you can easily see the locals sitting on the pavements enjoying street food.

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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