Tag Archives: Hanoi

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh: Where to go?

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Positioning in two opposite sides of Vietnam, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are always two ideal choices for foreigners to visit when coming to the country. They are both big cities and offer plenty of sightseeing and shopping opportunities but bringing different unique vibes. While Hanoi is more traditional and ancient cities, people consider Ho Chi Minh City to be …

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Safety First: Visit these hospitals for professional care if you’re in Hanoi!

reviews of hospitals in Hanoi

New to Vietnam’s healthcare system? Don’t worry, we have you covered! We have collected some very detailed reviews about five international hospitals in Hanoi with a great reputation for you to bookmark in case of an emergency. Family Medical Practice Hanoi   Add: 298 Kim Ma Street, Van Phuc Compound, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam Hotline: (024) 3843 0748 Information: One …

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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

Travelers are always the innocent target of scammers, Vietnam is not an exception. To ensure your 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 and even more unregistered ones but you can rest assured on companies like …

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10 Most AUTHENTIC Vietnamese Souvenirs

When travelling to Vietnam, you should not miss a visit to the local market. It’s a chance to both step into local life and brings home some authentic Vietnam souvenirs. If you are not sure what to buy for loved ones after an amazing trip to Vietnam, here are some suggestions. 1. Áo dài (Ao Dai) Áo dài is known …

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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 to know before you go. The riders of motorbikes below 50cc are not required a driving license, hence, this type of motorbikes is only suitable for city riding. For …

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COM BINH DAN – CHEAP AND CASUAL MEAL FOR COMMONERS

When coming to Vietnam, you easily see countless eateries with a signboard “cơm bình dân”. The majority of these eateries are a 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, …

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Differences betwen Saigon and Hanoi Lifestyle

New tourists are often choosing big areas for their first time in any country, for Vietnam, it is Hanoi and Saigon. Even though they both are the economic centres of Vietnam, Hanoi and Saigon differentiate themselves for the geographical and cultural features. So here a few things that separate the travelling experience between Hanoi and Saigon. First thing first. Morning …

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Vietnam Airlines Offering Free In-town Check-in Service

Effective from October 12th, all passengers of Vietnam Airlines have the option to check-in inside the city to save time at the 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 Requests 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 the reputation of a civilized capital and lead to the spread of rabies and other animal-borne diseases. Increasingly, many young people disapprove the …

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