Tag Archives: Ho Chi Minh

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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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 a job here. …

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Is Ho Chi Minh City a Safe Destination for Travelling?

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 the most objective answers possible for this question. Related: Saigon – “Pearl of the Orient” Some facts about the city “Sai Gon” is the old name of Ho …

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Vietnam Regional Noodle Soups

Besides 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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