Tag Archives: Hanoi

Helpful Vietnamese phrases for travelers

Vietnam is a worthwhile visiting country due to its picturesque landscapes, delicious food, hospitable people and low living cost. However, in the place where most of people can’t speak English, it’s best for you to learn some survival Vietnamese phrases to make the most of your trip in Vietnam. In this post, you will learn 60 useful phrases that will …

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS, CHEATS, FRAUDS IN VIETNAM

Scam is everywhere. Travelers are always the target of scammers. To ensure you trip is not ruined by Vietnamese fraudsters, let’s take a look at our tips below before booking a ticket to Vietnam. Taxi scams There are countless taxi companies in Vietnam but we always you recommend using the 2 most reliable operators Mai Linh and Vinasun whose customer …

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10 Vietnamese souvenirs you should take home

When traveling to Vietnam, you should not miss a visit to the local market. It’s a chance to both step into local life and bring home some authentic Vietnam souvenirs. If you are not sure what to buy for loved ones after amazing trip in Vietnam, here are some suggestions. 1.       Áo dài Áo dài is known as traditional dress …

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Keep in mind these things before you navigate Vietnam by motorbike

Driving through Vietnam on a motorbike will be an adventure you won’t soon forget. To keep that adventure more about the fun and less about the frustration, there’s something you need toYou know before you go. The riders of motorbikes below 50cc are not required a driving license, however, this size of motorbikes is only suitable for city riding. For …

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COM BINH DAN-BUDGET MEAL EATERY FOR COMMONERS

When coming to Vietnam, you easily see countless eateries with sign board “cơm bình dân”. The majority of these eateries are small, family-run business offering a variety of home-cooked dishes at budget prices. In Vietnamese, “cơm bình dân” means “common rice”. Especially busy at lunchtimes, “cơm bình dân” serves customers from all walks of life: from clerks to labourers, from …

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Difference betwen Saigon and Hanoi lifestyle

The first diffrecence between two cities to be mentioned is morning routines. While Saigonees would love to start a new day with a cup of coffee while reading newspaper in a quite corner café, Hanoians enjoy early morning in the parks or by the lakes doing excercises. Speaking of breakfast, to some of Saigonese, coffee is breakfast. They rarely have …

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Vietnam Airlines offering free in-town check-in service

Effective from October 12th, all passengers of Vietnam Airlines have option to check in inside the city to save waiting time at airport. The in-town check-in service is provided by Vietnam Airport Ground Services Company Limited. Accordingly, the passengers are allowed to check-in for flights at the stations from 2 hours to 12 hours in advance of departure time. At …

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Hanoi asks locals to stop dog meat consumption

Hanoi authorities are urging residents to stop eating dog meat. Many foreign visitors, especially those from Western countries, find the slaughter and consumption of dog meat disgusting and unacceptable. This is said to cause negative effects on reputation of a civilized capital and lead to the spread of rabies and other animal-borne diseases. Increasingly, many young people disapprove the use …

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Belgian beer festival: a cultural exploration

Belgians are proud people, even though they would not boast blatantly open towards other people, and as much as they try to berate things they don’t like about their country, they also do like to defend some parts of our culture that are worth defending. If one is to think about Belgium and its (in)famous traits and culture, one would …

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Holi festival – a day full of colours

Vietnam Visa Easy was fortunate to join the Holi Festival, which took place on Sunday 1st of April at the Kinder Park in Hanoi. This is an annual event organised by INCHAM Hanoi (Indian business chamber in Vietnam). About Holi Holi is a traditional Hindu festival that marks the end of winter and arrival of spring. Known widely as the Festival of Color, it is a …

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