Tag Archives: Ho Chi Minh

City Guide: Buses from Airport to Downtown

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

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Markets in Vietnam

The most frequent thing you would encounter in Vietnam is no other than the market. There are a lot of markets, almost in every corner in the streets of Vietnam. Markets are 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. …

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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 Second 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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Vietnamese War History

Vietnam is one of the countries that have a long and most complicated history in the world. Vietnam Historical Sites and DMZ tour Early time The earliest civilization of Vietnam is dated back nearly to 4000 years ago under Hong Bang Dynasty (Early, Middle and Late periods), Thuc Dynasty, Trieu Dynasty at Red River Valley. The last king of this …

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Motorcycle Riding in Vietnam

Riding a motorbike in Vietnam is something many want to experience which is just as complicated as crossing the roads. It’s old to say this but the roads in Vietnam are dangerous. Therefore, think thoroughly before deciding to ride in Vietnam if you feel uncomfortable with the traffic system or have no riding experience. However, riding in Vietnam is in …

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Famous Markets in Vietnam

Vietnam has nearly 9000 markets all over the country. This number only can clarify the important role of the market in the daily life of Vietnamese people throughout long history. Most of the markets in Vietnam aren’t touristy therefore they are authentic in a sense you see the raw bustling daily life of a local community. Related: Markets in Vietnam …

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Where to Find Cooking Classes in Hanoi and HCMC

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For the ex-pats who are planning to stay in Vietnam for a couple of years, learning to cook Vietnamese dishes is not only interesting and helpful but also very economic because you can save quite an amount of money by cooking your meals rather than being a frequent guest of restaurants. Also knowing how to choose ingredients and cook is …

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How Much Do You Need for The First Week in Vietnam?

This article will give you a detailed guide on how much money you need and what to and how to spend on when traveling to Vietnam. Related: Things Vietnamese people do Currency Exchange Rate and Money US Dollar can be used in a Vietnamese restaurant, resorts and hotels, we recommend you not to use USD in markets, public services and other …

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Vietnam Historical Sites and DMZ tour

(DMZ: Demilitarized Zone) It’s not exaggerated when one says Vietnamese history is a history of wars. Indeed, there are not many countries on earth that have been around for thousands of years and lesser of that amount thrive against the damages of wars. Vietnam went through a countless number of wars since its dawn and the latest war just ended 4 …

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