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Money Saving Tips in Saigon

Top money saving tips in SaigonBudget travel in Saigon is totally possible! Last time we talked about 11 tips to save money in Vietnam. Now, we attempt a saving guide for Saigon specifically. Let’s see how you can go sightseeing, eating and exploring all of Saigon at incredibly small costs.Money Saving Tips in Saigon No.1 - Accommodation: Stay in C...
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Vietnam Food Tour: Signature Dishes in Southern Vietnam (Part 3)

Foods in the south of Vietnam are not as complicated in the making as the cuisine of Central and Northern Vietnam. These dishes are often added sugar or coconut juice as sweeteners and used fat from coconut milk. The southern people just need these simple ingredients to combine and create their style of cuisine.Lau mam (Salted Fish Hot Pot)Salted f...
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What You Should Know Before Getting Tattoos in Vietnam

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Tattoos have been a stigma, a taboo in many cultures, especially in Asian countries where they would often be associated with mafias and bad people. However, the world has changed, and so has Vietnam. These days, along with the booming popularity of tattooing internationally, tattooing in Vietnam is flourishing as well.Now, the obvious choices in V...
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This article is very useful. Very good article.
Sunday, 23 August 2020 15:11
Guest — Gillian Hoyt
Great blog on tattoos! Can you guys recommend a place to get a belly piercing in Hanoi?
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:27
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Here are some of our recommended places to get piercings: Read More
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:41

What is the Capital of Vietnam

hcm-mausoleum-capital-of-vietnam Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi
Keeping an ageless charm through centuries, Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam is famous not only for the Old Quarter with narrow and crowded streets but also for the nostalgic feeling that it brings. While Saigon is a young and modern city, the ancient Hanoi is still a true beholder of history.Location of Hanoi and How to Get ThereLocated on the banks...
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Should I visit Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City first?
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:32
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Information on Bringing your Pets to Vietnam

bringing-pets-to-vietnam Tan Lap Floating Village in Long An
Admittedly, there is no better way to explore the exotic land of Vietnam with your best friend in the entire world - your beloved pets. In order to enjoy your trip to the fullest with an adorable company by your side, make sure to keep up with the information on bringing your pets to Vietnam.Information on Bringing your Pets to Vietnam: Who is Your...
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Hello, would anybody be able to tell me if buses and trains allow dogs onboard?
Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:42
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Hi Robbie, Trains and public buses generally don't allow dogs on board, unless they are transported as cargos - which I don't thi... Read More
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:59
Guest — Ben
What can I do if my dog weight is more than 32kg?
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 10:53

Public Bus Transportation in Ho Chi Minh City

There are many types of transportations in Ho Chi Minh City that you can choose from to get around the city. With over 100 routes, the public bus is one of the cheapest type of transportations to explore the city on a budget. Check out our guide below to know how to catch the bus and some popular routes to famous attractions Ho Chi Minh City.BOOK Y...
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Guest — Lee Porter
I have been using the public bus system in HCMC for the last 3 years. I have no complaints. To me it is a great way to explore thi... Read More
Friday, 12 February 2021 11:09
Guest — Sam Johan
If you travel around the city center, choose the blue bus if possible. Much less crowded and it is air-conditioned. I use the bus ... Read More
Saturday, 15 February 2020 15:37
Guest — Alice Mourey
I use the bus to go to my office in district 1 every day. I feel like getting through the busy streets on your own is too stressfu... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 17:37

An Introduction to Ho Chi Minh City


Most tourists traveling to Vietnam always add Ho Chi Minh City (region code: 028) to their bucket list. The impressions of travelers when they come to the 300-year-old city are the abundant choices of delicious street foods and the millions of motorbike madness zooming around the city. Here are some facts about Ho Chi Minh City that you s...
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I was pleasantly surprised by how professional and knowledgable my guide was. She indeed knew every nooks and crannies of the city... Read More
Saturday, 11 January 2020 17:25
Guest — Timothy Brady
your private tour was nice to learn about the city first hand
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:05
Guest — Vernon Baker
Thanks for the very nice tour, and the blog also
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:49

Life in Vietnamese Countrysides

The countrysides in Vietnam have always played an important role in economic development and in preserving the traditions and culture. In Vietnam, wherever you may visit, regardless of region, you always find the precious values that are passed down and maintained by many generations.People in Vietnamese CountrysidesOver 60% of the Vietnamese popul...
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My family spent a night at the homestay in the Mekong delta, it was a unique experience, but not sure any more nights are recommen... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:17
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The Different Types of Transportations in Vietnam

One of the challenges that tourists often have to encounter is arranging the right transportations while they are visiting an unfamiliar city or country. Especially in Vietnam, because of the traffic expansion, there are a lot of Vietnamese transportations that you can choose from to explore the country in your way. Let's look at the different type...
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When will the Saigon Metro open for service? Wihtin 2020 or 2021, which season?
Monday, 25 May 2020 11:29
Guest — Hoang Pham
Hi Benson, According to the latest updates, Saigon Metro is expected to be finished in 2021, and there has been no concrete open ... Read More
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:55
Guest — Ursula Raymond
I was super skeptical to hop on a motorbike at first, but I took the wild card a book your private bike tour. Best decision ever!... Read More
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:20

Vietnamese Street Foods: A Guide to Snails on a Plate

vietnamese-street-food-snails-oc-toi-nuong Ốc tỏi (Oxychilus alliarius) conch grilled on a plate
As a true street food lover, you should not miss the opportunity to try snails on your journey to Vietnam, a country with a great culinary tradition. Speaking of snail dishes, Saigon is agreed, by the majority, to be the ideal destination to taste this amazing Vietnamese seafood. While Hanoi’s snails are usually boiled/steamed with lemongrass or le...
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Bubble Tea in Ho Chi Minh City

Besides Vietnamese coffee, bubble tea is a popular drink these days for Vietnamese of all ages. Originated in Taiwan, it is now available in numerous places in Ho Chi Minh City. To save you from getting lost in hundreds of choices to try, here we have some common types of bubble tea in Ho Chi Minh City and where to find them.Types of Bubble Tea in ...
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i love jasmine milk tea with the tapioca
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:38
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An Overview on Vietnam Tourism

Tourism plays a vital role in promoting Vietnam’s economy. The extensive investment and constant rapid development of infrastructure and transport networks are an aim at bringing more accessibility to major attractions in the country. Vietnam has a long history of influences from the Chinese and the French, and its unique cultural traditions are st...
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Top 15 Cities to Visit in Vietnam

15-cities-in-vietnam-to-visit Ninh Binh, Northern Vietnam
With beautiful forests, bustling streets, white sandy beaches, and delicious street foods, Vietnam deserves to be on every traveler’s bucket list. In this Vietnam guide, we will give you many options to indulge yourself to wander and discover all of the top 15 best cities to visit in Vietnam.1. Can Tho – The City of Nine-Dragon River DeltaAs the fi...
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Guest — Nozomi kasuke
I loved Hoi An so much that I extended my trip for 3 days during my trip, and didn't have any regrets!
Sunday, 03 May 2020 16:49
Guest — Cory
I love Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, and Hanoi
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:28
Guest — Rosalie Nunez
so many to add to my checklists haha
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:17

How to Get a Motorcycle License in Vietnam

According to Vietnamese law, when residing in Vietnam, you will need to hold a Vietnam driving license to drive on the roads. And to have it, you can convert your current national driving license to the Vietnam driving license or apply for the test to get one. A motorcycle endorsement is needed if you want to ride the motorcycle.For travelers and t...
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I have Vietnam license A1 but would like A2 to buy a bigger motorbike. Can you help upgrade my license or arrange a test? Thank y... Read More
Sunday, 17 May 2020 12:15
Guest — Barry Burford
I have a full motorcycle license from the UK, how much is it to convert to an international license? I want to buy a bigger bike i... Read More
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:41
Guest — Roland
from what ive seen some people save had success and other documentation says they UK never signed the 1968 papers only the 1949 on... Read More
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 13:12

Emergency Contacts in Vietnam

In case of an emergency, you can call these numbers for help. "112" is for any emergency you may have, whereas other lines are classified for specific situations only. So make sure you dial the right number.Support for children: 111Emergency rescue: 112Police: 113Fire: 114Ambulance: 115Information directory in English: region code + 1080 (for examp...
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1800 1567 had changed to 111 since 2017
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Monsoon Season in Vietnam

monsoon-season-vietnam Rainy season in Southern Vietnam
Vietnam’s climate is in the tropical zone. However, because of the monsoon influences and the country’s geographical features, the weather of each region varies from north to south and from east to west according to the topography. This country has the largest horizontal width of only about 310.7 miles (500 km) but its north-south distance is up to...
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Really helpful for my packing. I love reading your blogs to prepare for my Vietnam trip
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 17:06
Guest — Nadia
this is insightful
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:55
Guest — Cathy Payne
Thanks for putting this together. I find this helpful in planning my trip to Vietnam next year!
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 19:52

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 in Vietnam to catch a glimpse of the country and where to find ...
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How to Send a Package from Vietnam

Sending a package has always been a common issue among foreign visitors when traveling to or residing in Vietnam. There are many trustworthy delivery names including Vietnam Post, DHL, and Viettel Post, which can fulfill your demands. Have a look at how to send a package from Vietnam below.Mail and Parcel Shipment in VietnamVietnam PostBeing a memb...
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Wish I knew about this article sooner so I didn't have to go through the tormenting process of finding the right delivery service... Read More
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Came across your article and found some very useful tips. Thanks a lot
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:37

SIM Cards and Mobile Data Plan (3G/4G) in Vietnam

SIM Cards and Mobile Data Plan in Vietnam
Staying connected in inexpensive in Vietnam. During your travel in Vietnam, it is convenient to have a SIM card with a mobile data plan, so that you can access Google Maps and navigate around the country or stay updated on social media. From our latest Vietnam travel guide and tips, please read this information carefully if you would like to get a ...
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what is the cheapest plan for data? for 2 weeks traveling all over vietanm
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:10
Guest — Shannon Powers
I'd say both Mobifone and Viettel work well
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:48
Guest — Jenna
data plan in vietnam is pretty cheap, but if you'll be staying in Vietnam for a long time, it's best if you can buy in the local s... Read More
Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:40

How to Dial Vietnam Number from Abroad and within Vietnam

For foreigners to make international phone calls to Vietnam and for expats who just arrived in Vietnam to make phone calls in the country, you will need to know some of the codes of Vietnam. We hope with our guide, you can make these calls easier and can keep in touch with one another all the time around the world.How to Make International Phone Ca...
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