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The Grass is Not Always Greener...

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Un-like This: How to Curb Digital Dependence

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Using Social Media in a Positive Way

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Eco-activism in Vietnam

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Vietnam One of the Best Places to be An Expat in the World!

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Identity: American Viet Kieu Millenials

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A Traveler's Guide to Vietnam

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Increase Your Effectiveness by Managing Your Time

“Effectiveness is a habit and that you can improve through practice.” - Peter F. Drucker We all have the same ...

The rise of Korean travellers in Vietnam

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Four Female Chefs You Should Know About in Vietnam

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Special Flowers for Tet 2019

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What is the Year of the Pig in Vietnam?

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Enter the Strawpocalypse: Artist Fights Plastic Waste in Vietnam

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How To Get Married in Vietnam

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A Guide to Moc Bai Border And What You Should Know

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The Do’s and Don’ts  For Vietnamese Funerals

Funerals are events that you would prefer not to ever have to experience. Depending on where you’re from, they can ...

Vietnam for The Solo Female Traveller

Women are travelling alone more than ever, as a result of more flexible working patterns, greater spending power and an ...

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How to Get a Visa to Vietnam

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Why You Should Not Give Up Learning Vietnamese

Learning Vietnamese language is hard. In fact, I had an easier time learning Chinese! My problem is not the process ...

Traffics Fines and Penalties in Vietnam: Know the Risks!

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7 Saigon Bloggers You Must Bookmark Now

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The Last Hope for Vietnam’s Declining Hotel Market

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10 Months of Declining Tourism - Reversed?

By now everyone has heard it. Ten straight month-on-month declines of international arrivals to Vietnam. It is not coincidence that ...

Adapting To Vietnam's Influx Of South Korean Tourism

Last month I wrote about the increasing growth of South Korean inbound tourists in the 2nd half of 2014. Since ...

The Most Important Trend In Vietnam’s Tourism Today

"Analyst Mark Gwyther tells the latest about the recent trends in tourism in Vietnam. With all of the changes this ...

Common Misconceptions When Traveling to Vietnam

1. I NEVER BURN One common misconception they fail to realize is the strength of the sun in Vietnam. Among ...

Survey about foreigners returning to Vietnam. Are they jumping to conclusion using bad data?

The headline seemed to say it all; “Only 6 percent of foreign visitors return to Vietnam”. The impressively named Environmentally ...

The East Sea Dispute Cost Vietnam One Million Hotel Nights In Five Months

I’ve been asked several times just how badly Vietnam’s hospitality business was affected by problems resulting from the East Sea ...

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By Emilio Piriz The rapid move to mobile research and bookings means travelers require easier ways to access content. In ...

18 Mistakes First-Time Visitors to Vietnam Make

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The Four Golf Major Championships

THE FOUR MAJORS The golfing season is well under way and already our thoughts are heading towards the four major ...

Hottest Events from March's Third Week

Tuesday 18th of March Apocalaughs Now is one of Saigon's biggest  and best alternative comedy nights. Last time it was ...

5 tips to manage your online reputation on Trip Advisor

It would be a dream job if you were the manager of a hotel or restaurant where day-to-operations always ran ...

The art of bargaining in Vietnam

While Ho Chi Minh City has it’s share of shopping malls plying Guess handbags and froyo in air conditioned comfort, ...

Tips for travel insurance while on holiday in Vietnam

While you’re on holiday in Vietnam, travel insurance is one of those things you don’t think you need. That is ...

Vietnamese language

The Vietnamese language In Southeast Asia, the Vietnamese language is considered the hardest to (verbally) learn for foreigners, due to ...

5 Tips to take pictures of fireworks in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

With Tet Festival just around the corner and fireworks displays in the works in the major city centres in Vietnam, ...

How to Get your VAT refunded in Vietnam

If you purchase expensive products during your travel in Vietnam, it is very easy to get a VAT refund if ...

Tips for Renting or Buying the Right Motorbike in Vietnam

Are you planning on buying or renting a motorbike in Vietnam? If yes, the first question you should (seriously) ask ...

Facebook redesigns business pages with new look

Facebook redesigns business pages with new look After redesigning its news feed personal accounts last week, Facebook announced that it ...

Story of the cakes made for Tet holiday

Emperor Hung-Vuong had many sons. Some pursued literary careers. Others excelled in martial arts. The youngest prince named Tiet - ...

Top 5 tips for preventing theft in Vietnam

Travelling in Vietnam can be a life changing experience with its beautiful scenery and rich cultural history. The main hassles ...

Advantages of train travel in Vietnam

The trains in Vietnam are relatively cheap, comfortable and scenic. Train travel is Vietnam is underutilised by visitors to the ...

Keeping your digital camera clean

Destinations to clean your digital camera If you are traveling throughout Vietnam, you’ve probably brought your camera along. If you ...

5 photo tips for travelers in Vietnam

How to capture and keep the Vietnamese breathtaking moment? For shutterbugs, Vietnam is a paradise full of photographic opportunities. Whether ...

Top Five Tips for Crossing the Street in Vietnam

With over six seven people crowding the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, the motorbike is the preferred mode of ...

Things not to do in Vietnam

Following the post about “Tips to spot and avoid scams and pick pockets”, City Pass Guide provides a list of ...