Tag Archives: Ho Chi Minh

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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Halal Street in Saigon

Located to the West of Ben Thanh Market and between Phan Chu Trinh and Truong Dinh Street, Nguyen An Ninh street in District 1 is well known as bustling trade for Malaysians, Indians, Indonesians…The street is only 100 meters long but has almost 100 stores opening till midnight. There are varieties of items sold here, from traditional dresses to souvenirs, …

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Teaching English in Vietnam

Teaching English must be the most in-demand job to expatriates in Vietnam. The country is rapidly developing and everyone is learning languages, besides Vietnamese, English is also officially taught in schools. Nowadays, kids in Vietnam started their English classes even before going to primary schools. It’s a competitive business and you might have some difficulty to find job here. But good …

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Is Ho Chi Minh City a safe destination for traveling?

We’ve heard quite a few times from foreigners the concerns about Ho Chi Minh City’s security with the question “is HCMC a safe place to travel?”. In this article, we try to find most objective answers possible for this question. Related: Saigon – “Pearl of the Orient” Some little facts about the city “Sai Gon” is the old name of Ho …

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Vietnam Regional Noodle Soups

Beside the well-known Pho, there are many more kinds of soup that are not as popular but just as flavorful, delicious and healthy. Each region in turn has to its own a variation of a particular dish with distinctive features and taste, making Vietnamese cuisine so diverse. North Vietnam Pho Nowadays, you can easily find Pho from luxury restaurants to …

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City Guide: Buses from airport to downtown

Airports are often located out of the city, anywhere from few to about 20 kilometers away. Independent travelers sometimes have problem choosing transportation method which is most convenient with reasonable cost. Here is our guide on buses which run from the airports to city center and vice versa. Related: How to take bus in Vietnam Noi Bai – Hanoi city …

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Markets in Vietnam

The most frequent thing you would encounter in Vietnam is no other than market. There are a lot of markets, almost in every corner in the streets of Vietnam. Market is where Vietnamese people eat, trade, and talk. All these actions happen on open streets. There might be a prejudice that these markets are dirty, noisy or complicated places. Actually, …

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Forbes: Vietnam as one of the cheapest destinations in 2017

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If you haven’t decided yet, and have not applied for a visa, why not consider Vietnam as your next destination in this year 2017? The famous Forbes just released a list of 30 low-cost places to travel this year and Vietnam is one of them. Vietnam was chosen by Marybeth Bond, a National Geographic writer, author and the founder of …

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Festivals held in the 2nd month of Lunar Year

After Lunar New Year or Tet, Vietnamese people spend the whole second month of the lunar year to hold many traditional festivals across the country. All of the festivals are the special occasions for the people to send wishes for a new good year to come, for safety and health as well as remembering the heroes and heroines in the …

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