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Top 5 tips to low-budget travel in Vietnam
Are you planning the vacation for your family to Vietnam this year? However you have not still given your decision because of so many reasons. Of course, budget is one of trouble you can not forget in your mind. To clear this trouble, I have some tips for you to get the good trip but save money for your vacation in Vietnam. 1. Travel during low season If you are smart travelers, you should find information of low season at destinations, you can save so much money. Such as: accommodation, f ...
How traveling in Southeast Asia changed me forever
When I flew to Vietnam eight months ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I imagined kayaking among limestone karsts and trekking with elephants and tigers in the untouched jungle. I envisioned deepening my yoga practice and becoming an avid surfer in Bali, a place that would instantly feel like home. I assumed I would feel bliss and catharsis often in such a beautifully spiritual place. I expected to internally grow to unimaginable heights. I thought Southeast Asi ...
Backpacking in Myanmar (Burma)
Mystical Myanmar (Burma) Burma, or Myanmar as it is officially known, is opening up quickly. I was lucky enough to visit in early 2012 and there was still very few travelers around, this is now quickly changing and many backpackers are racing towards Myanmar in order to glimpse ‘The Asia of thirty years ago’. The visa situation for Myanmar is constantly evolving and it seems likely that a visa on arrival program may come into effect soon. If however you need to get a visa ...
Backpacking: Visit cloudy market in Thung Khe and enjoy Northwest specialty
Thung Khe saddle is a rugged turnoff road, is covered by fog throughout the year. There is a interesting market, a lot of tourists visit here call it by the name: cloudy market, sell specialties Northwest of Vietnam. Thung Khe saddle (in Hoa Binh province), is one of the most dangerous saddles in Vietnam as well as O Quy Ho Khau Pha, Ma Pi Leng, Pha Din... Not only attract skilled racer seek to conquer dangerous ramps, Thung Khe saddle also is an interesting destination for tourists t ...
11 tips for backpacking Southeast Asia
Taken from the Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget, these are our top 11 tips for backpacking Southeast Asia. With its tempting mix of volcanoes, rainforest, rice fields, beaches and coral reefs, Southeast Asia is one of the most stimulating and accessible regions for independent travel in the world. You can spend the day exploring thousand-year-old Hindu ruins and the night at a rave on the beach; attend a Buddhist alms-giving ceremony at dawn and go whitewater rafting in the afternoon ...
Ways to plan budget vacation in Sapa
Everybody likes to get some luxury vacation. Enjoy every 5 stars amenities and services. But the fact is not all of us have enough money to get all the luxury things. Most of us has limited budget to spend on vacation. The fact is how to plan a cheap vacation or no vacation at all. The term cheap vacation is not meaning you can't have some fun on your vacation. It just means that you have to smarter with your money. Use your money wisely. Get a simple life on your vacation. These are some ti ...
Eat like a local in Vietnam
Danika Garlotta and her husband Chris are traveling around the world and sharing their experiences at nodestinations.com. Vietnamese food is without a doubt, one of my favorite cuisines. My husband Chris and I love its creative ingredients, and that mix of sweet, sour and spicy flavors! Although we were excited to visit Vietnam in general, we were more excited to taste everything and eat our way through the various cities we were visiting like Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Saigon. Of course, ...
24 hours in Saigon
Aromatic bowls of noodle soup, tranquil temples, sobering images of war, uber-cool cafes, grand colonial architecture, tropical parks, and glitzy rooftop bars: you can do a lot in 24 hours in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Going from dirt cheap to high-end chic is part of the fun of this city, and there’s excellent value at both ends. My 24 hour itinerary for this burgeoning, steamy metropolis, peels back the layers so that, even with limited time, Saigon is sure to leave a lasting impression. ...
Shallow pockets: Travelling Vietnam on a budget
Vietnam is one of the most popular budget travel destinations in the world. Although one can have a very lavish vacation in Vietnam, it is still quite easy to travel on a tight budget. The easiest way to travel frugally is to know how and where to find the bargains! Food and Drink Relatively speaking, food in Vietnam is cheap, especially if you avoid expensive restaurants which are generally targeted towards tourists. One of the cheapest meals you can find is banh mi (a Vietnames ...
8 money saving tips for your trip to Vietnam
Travelling to Vietnam on a shoestring budget can be simple. With a wide selection of budget-friendly accommodations, food and drink, Vietnam is the perfect destination for anyone looking to travel on a budget. Here are eight helpful tips for making the most of your Dong. 1. Torn money? No thank you. Never accept torn or damaged Dong. It will NOT be accepted anywhere. The same holds true for US currency. 2. Haggle to your heart's content. Don't be shy if you want to make t ...
24 hours in Hanoi
Hanoi rotates between 4 seasons. Autumn comes in September. The season comes and goes quickly. The Fall is felt through light wind, Cốm young rice of Hanoi, and the passing fragrance of hoa sữa milk flowers in the far corners of the streets. Knowing that I will visit Hanoi for only 24 hours, my friend in Hanoi happily offers to take me around to discover the city of a thousand of years of civilization. See more Hanoi travel guide at here. 6 pm We have a breakfast of pho noodles ...
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