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Oct
18

Life in Vietnamese Countrysides

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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
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Oct
18

The Different Types of Transportations in Vietnam

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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
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Oct
04

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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Oct
04

Bubble Tea in Ho Chi Minh City

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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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Oct
04

Information on Bringing your Pets to Vietnam

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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
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Oct
04

An Overview on Vietnam Tourism

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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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Oct
04

Top 15 Cities to Visit in Vietnam

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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
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Oct
04

How to Get a Motorcycle License in Vietnam

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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
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Oct
01

Emergency Contacts in Vietnam

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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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Sep
27

Monsoon Season in Vietnam

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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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Guest — Moris Anderson
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!
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Sep
25

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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Sep
25

How to Send a Package from Vietnam

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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
Saturday, 04 January 2020 17:03
Guest — Allen Harrison
Came across your article and found some very useful tips. Thanks a lot
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:37
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Sep
24

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

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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
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Sep
24

How to Dial Vietnam Number from Abroad and within Vietnam

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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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Sep
21

What is Morning Glory?

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Vegetables and herbs are an irreplaceable part of Vietnamese main meals. Thanks to the tropical climate, Vietnam has many different kinds of green which make the cuisine more colorful and nutritious. And morning glory is one of the most mentioned names on the must-try vegetables and is often seen in restaurants' menus when you come to Vietnam.The O...
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I love this. My girlfriend makes this for me all the time
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:53
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Sep
20

Vietnamese Foods: A Guide to the Banh Mi

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Which Vietnamese food, besides Pho, do most people love to try for the first time when they travel to this amazing country?The answer is Banh Mi. Together with “Pho” and “Ao Dai”, the words “Banh Mi” has been officially defined in the Oxford Dictionary because of its delicious tastes and popularity worldwide. This Vietnamese food guide will br...
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Thank you for your post. I really love banh mi
Friday, 17 January 2020 11:58
Guest — Beatrice
Wow you guys enjoy a very spicy Banh Mi indeed! I bit into one of those green sliced chili stuffed in the Banh Mi and it was a kil... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:21
Guest — Sally
A lovely culinary creation of Vietnam
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:58
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Sep
20

Is It Safe to Drink Tap Water in Vietnam?

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The health issue is a part of traveling safely. Vietnam is one of the developing countries in a tropical area with many chances of catching diseases. Before going to Vietnam, it is advised to see if there are any current epidemics in Vietnam like viral hemorrhagic fever, especially during hot and humid summer. You may also worry about the food and ...
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I find your travel guides useful and enjoy reading through them ... Read More
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:07
Guest — Matthew Taylor
Boiling tap water in Vietnam is not a safe option since the heavy metals are still there.
Thursday, 03 October 2019 12:49
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Exactly. Tap water in Vienam is standart QCVN 02, can not drink direct. We have experience in water purity. we know. ... Read More
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Sep
20

A Guide to Ao dai - Vietnamese Traditional Dress

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From time to time, Ao dai (pronounced: ‘ow yai’) has always been a representative of Vietnamese femininity and the pride of Vietnamese people. The image of Vietnamese women wearing Ao dai has left a beautiful impression on many travelers around the world who visit Vietnam. There are so many things to talk about Ao dai, but in this post, we will sha...
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A very nice article on the beautiful dresses
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:36
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Interesting information, thank you.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:21
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Sep
20

How to Understand Vietnamese Non-verbal Communication

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Body language plays a critical part in communication. In some circumstances, body gestures are used more often than verbal expressions. Besides, non-verbal communication is also different among countries, which can cause misunderstandings and troubles if people do not understand the meaning of each gesture in one culture. Being a typical Asian coun...
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When you cannot speak Vietnamese and the locals cannot speak English, non-verbal cues work like a charm. Reading more about is sup... Read More
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Sep
19

Statistics about Expats in Vietnam

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Vietnam ranked 2nd on Top Destinations for Expats in 2019, from InterNations.comA "Global Expatriates: Size, Segmentation, and Forecast for the Worldwide Market" report indicated there are about 66.2 million expats in the world - 0.88% of the world population - in 2017, and this number is expected to reach 87.5 million by 2021. Following that ...
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Hello, Thank you for writing this article, it was very interesting and had a lot of helpful points and information. When I made t... Read More
Friday, 11 September 2020 13:49
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I have lived in District 2, 7, and 1, and I loved all of these districts. The only off-side with District 2 is the floods during t... Read More
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Been living in HCM for quite a while and loving it since
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