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Travel Tips: When to Visit Vietnam

Have you selected Vietnam as your next vacation destination?We think that's a good choice, but before you spontaneously book your flight, make sure you know what you're getting into. Vietnam stretches all the way down the coast of the Indochina Peninsula and has very different regional climate changes.When people prepare for their Vietnam trip, the...
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Tet is nice time to visit Ho Chi Minh
Saturday, 26 October 2019 12:33
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9 Mountains for Hiking and Trekking in Vietnam

Besides famous tourist sites in major cities like Hanoi, Da Nang, and Saigon, you should make a trip to hike or trek one of the beautiful mountains in Vietnam to immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery nature and to understand yourself better, break your limits and connect with your inner self through adventurous sports. When you travel in V...
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Guest — Gry Øksenholt
Fantastic SaPa!! Fantastic Ha ly Thi! Authentic living and meals in beautiful Ha's homestay? She takes the tourist on her trekking... Read More
Thursday, 21 November 2019 14:31
Guest — Hailey
Ta Nang Phan Dung is truly for the adventurous
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:40

8 Exotic Animals You Can See in Vietnam

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Planning a trip to Vietnam? Don't miss a chance to see these exotic animals.Vietnam is home to diverse wildlife species, and scientists discover new species all the time. Many of these majestic creatures are endangered, so seeing them means avoiding delay.Let's explore 8 exotic animals to catch a glimpse of Vietnam and where to find them when you v...
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How to Plan the Perfect Vietnam Honeymoon

How to Plan the Perfect Vietnam Honeymoon
With your nuptial day behind you, it’s time to plan for your honeymoon (if you hadn’t planned before the wedding.)You probably have a couple of potential honeymoon destinations lingering in your head, but one seems to stand out: Vietnam!First things first, congratulations on choosing a Vietnam honeymoon!Even though a mention of the country’s n...
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the north of Vietnam has a lot of beautiful places to spend your romantic vacation together. I went to Ninh Binh with my partner r... Read More
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 12:01
Guest — Vickie Mckinney
I took the motorbike tour with my fiance last year, would recommend so if you's visiting ho chi minh
Saturday, 26 October 2019 12:35

The Best of Vietnam: Where to Watch The Sunset

The Best of Vietnam: Where to Watch The Sunset
How often do you take the time to watch the sunset?The muse to artists, the subject of poetry, this daily phenomenon is all too often taken for granted, easily forgotten and dismissed.Vietnam is well known for its natural beauty, incredible food, and great people. It's also home to some of the most beautiful locations to view the sunset.Althou...
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Vietnam Travel Tips: Guide to Packing for Vietnam and How to Budget

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Are you planning your next vacation getaway?Vietnam is a fantastic destination with many adventures in store for travelers!While you're getting excited looking for flights and booking hotels, have you thought about what you'll need for the trip? Our newest addition to our Vietnam travel tips have you covered with a quick guide to packing for V...
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no need to pack much because shopoing in vietnam is mostly inexpensive
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:39
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The Top 5 Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh

ben-thanh-market-roundabout-places-to-visit-ho-chi-minh Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City
Southeast Asia is HOT right now. Not only weather-wise but travel-wise as well! Vietnam, in particular, has bee breaking records with each passing year. This year alone, Vietnam has already welcomed as many as 10 million tourists. Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is expecting to house 5.2 million international tourists this year. That's a...
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Join their private tours and they'll take you on a full adventure in the city
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:07
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Visitors from 40 countries can now apply for e-visas for Vietnam

A two-year pilot program effective from February 1st, 2017 allows visitors from 40 countries to apply and receive Vietnamese visas via the Internet.Update: Since July 1st, 2020, e-visa becomes a formal element of Vietnam's Immigration Laws and visitors from these 80 countries can apply for an e-visa.Applications for Vietnam’s electronic visas (e-vi...
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20 MUST-TRY Vietnamese Foods Before You Die

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Are you a foodie enthusiast? Do you love and appreciate the specialty dishes that many countries have to offer? Do you often find yourself drooling to the aroma of steaming hot food, much like the feeling of smelling freshly brewed coffee in the morning?Like a lot of countries, Vietnam is no different when it comes to food and specialty dishes.&nbs...
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Does your company offer a customized food tour of these foods? I just sent you an email, can you provide a quote? Thank you.... Read More
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Guest — Yuna
This will make a very interesting list to tick off when I'm visiting Vietnam next month ... Read More
Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:59
Guest — Abby Johns
Pho should be at the top of the list :P Thank you for the suggestions
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:28

10 Tips for Solo Travelers in Vietnam

Traveling alone in Vietnam gives you the chance to submerge yourself with your surroundings without getting distracted entirely, but that comes with tradeoffs such as loneliness and safety concerns. All you need to do is spend some preparation for your trip and exercise common sense at all times when you are in Vietnam, and you should be alright.1....
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I have been following your posts and blogs, Linh, very insightful information. Thank you!... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:32
Guest — Tofik Charoliya
First of all you need to plan where you want to go, choose a place which will match all your needs for a trip. A place that is bud... Read More
Friday, 12 July 2019 17:50

Vietnamese Street Crossing

vietnam-street-crossing Crossing the street to the Independence Palace

With many different types of transportations in Vietnam, one of the biggest things that concern travelers is how to how to cross the streets with millions of motorbikes. To master the art of Vietnamese street crossing, all you need is patience and bravery.Walking is a fantastic way to explore and discover more of any places in the city, but it is i...
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I really love your travel guides about Vietnam!
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:43
Guest — Roland Page
traffic coming from everywhere haha
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:27

8 Common Scams and Annoyances in Vietnam

Scams and unfortunate events happen all over the world. When you travel, as long as you exercise caution and common sense, you will be able to enjoy your trip without feeling paranoid all of the time. Below are some of the common scams and annoyances in Vietnam and how to avoid them.1. Pickpockets and Snatch TheftYour alertness should be from the m...
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Joining a private tour is a smart idea if you're not familiar with the city
Friday, 29 November 2019 00:00
Guest — Killian Green
Wow, thanks for the useful tips
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:21
Guest — Melissa
Bought a sim card from the airport when I landed in Da Nang. Claimed to have unlimited data and 25 minutes of calling for 20 days;... Read More
Thursday, 09 May 2019 22:04

5 Motorbike Riding Tips for First-time Passengers


Riding in Vietnam’s chaotic traffic can seem terrifying, especially for first-timers. The locals appear to be experts at navigating the traffic that comes honking from all different directions. Although the transportations in Vietnam seem scary, you should not be entirely paranoid as the locals drive these motorbikes daily – it is their way of life...
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It is risky to drive without a license. I joined the local tour to get familiar with the streets first, and it took me a good whil... Read More
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Guest — John Kingston
I was very happy with your tour guides, so helpful and professional.
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:31

How to Take Shuttle Buses from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Center

A few years back, travelers would not even consider taking public transport due to the confusion on the routes and the hop-on-hop-off methods that most of the locals do there – at least; they seem to know what they’re doing. Everything seemed so chaotic and that taking a taxi straight out of the airport seemed easier. Now, taking airport ...
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Hi We are landing in Ho Chi Mihn city and want to go to the Saigon bus station and then go to Vung Tao. Which bus should we take o... Read More
Saturday, 30 November 2019 14:09
Guest — Eros
Hi! We will be staying at La Hostel Saigon in Nguyen Thai Hoc District 1. Can we take the Yellow Bus 49? And where do we alight? T... Read More
Monday, 11 November 2019 10:12
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Greetings, I'll stay at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon (4 people) and my friends (2 people) will stay @ Hyatt Park Saigon Jan... Read More
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:47

Airport arrival tips at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

Tip 1: Be aware of pickpockets, elbowing, and shoving when you exit the airport terminals. Be mindful of your wallet, phone, camera, and passport at all times. The airport a very crowded place and unfortunate events can happen.Tip 2: The airport has free Wi-Fi access, so you don’t need to buy an internet plan unless you have to. SIM cards and mobil...
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Hi, I am expecting to arrive at the airport at about 1am. Is it okay if travel to the City during that time or should I spend my t... Read More
Sunday, 06 October 2019 12:57
Guest — Ngan Mai
Dear Sammy, You can stay at the airport until 4 or 5 AM when it's less dark out, or take the airport bus if your hotel is near on... Read More
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 07:20
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Hi, may i know if i take bus 49 will the bus drop me to the hotel located at 252 De Tham Street, Pham Ngu Lao Street. District 1 .... Read More
Sunday, 23 June 2019 16:09

3 Tips to Avoid Taxi Scams in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

The taxi is a common form of transportation to get around Ho Chi Minh City because it can make you avoid the heat and easy to find. There are dozens of taxi brands operating in Ho Chi Minh City while some are legit and some are created to confuse and trick you. Asides from the common scams in Vietnam, here are the 3 things to keep in mind when...
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Make sure to turn on the Google Map of where you're going. Not all taxis are bad though, but gotta protect yourself in case the ba... Read More
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Viet Nam extends visa waiver for citizens of 5 Western European countries

Viet Nam extends visa waiver for citizens of 5 Western European countries
On 10 May 2018, the Vietnamese Government has issued Resolution No. 54/NQ-CP, extending the validity of visa exemption for citizens of UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The visa waiver for citizens of these 5 Western European countries is valid in 3 years, from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021. Citizens of the mentioned countries are exempted from v...
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