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Vietnam Scams – My 2 Personal Experience with Scams in Vietnam

There are scams in every country, even Singapore is not spared. Telephone scams, sex scams, internet scams … I am not surprised that there are scams in Vietnam, what amazes me is how rampant it is. When I told my family and friends that I am travelling to Vietnam, everyone cautioned me about scams in […]

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Accommodation

Vietnam Homestay and Hostels – Hanoi Family Homestay, Landmark Hostel and The Like Hostel & Cafe

Whenever I travel, I prefer to stay at homestays over hotels anytime. Hotels are basically the same everywhere but every homestay is unique. Hostels come a close second for its affordability and ability to meet fellow travelers. Let me show you the 3 homestay and hostels I stayed in during my Vietnam trip. Vietnam Homestay: […]

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Restaurant

Banh Mi Huynh Hoa – The Best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City

My girlfriend and I went to check out the Ben Thanh Night Market after dinner at Den Long. As we were walking back to The Like Hostel, we saw a strange sight. There was a long queue outside a shabby-looking shop called Banh Mi Huynh Hoa.  We were intrigued, so we went up to take […]

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Restaurant

Den Long (Ho Chi Minh) – Home Cooked Vietnamese Restaurant

My girlfriend and I were looking to have something to eat after arriving in Ho Chi Minh. The friendly staff at The Like Hostel recommended Den Long which is just a short walk from The Like Hostel.  Den Long is homophonic to 灯笼 (deng long), the Chinese translation of “lanterns”. Sure enough, the entrance to […]

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Information

Hanoi to Hoi An – How I Got from Hanoi to Hoi An by Train, Bus and Taxi

During the 3 days I was in Hanoi, I visited most of the sightseeing spots around Hanoi Old Quarter, I tried delicious banh cuon (Banh Cuon Gia Truyen) and egg coffee (The Note Coffee). I even managed to squeeze in a Golden Star 2 Days 1 Night Halong Bay Cruise at USD$100 per person. It’s time […]

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Restaurant

The Note Coffee – The Place to Try Hanoi Specialty Egg Coffee

I am sure you have had coffee before, but have you tried egg coffee before? Egg coffee is a special type of coffee that can only be found in Hanoi, Vietnam.  I am very sensitive to the caffeine in coffee, but egg coffee sounds simply too delicious to pass up. Since The Note Coffee which specializes […]

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Restaurant

Banh Cuon Gia Truyen -Vietnamese Restaurant Known for Banh Cuon

Trying out local restaurants is a very important part of travelling to me. It gives me a peek into the culture of the country.  When my girlfriend and I decided that we were going to Vietnam, I made a list of the best places to eat in Vietnam. I chose to visit Banh Cuon Gia […]

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Halong Bay Cruise – How to Choose The Right Cruise for Any Budget

In Sino-Vietnamese language, “Ha” means “descending” and “Long” means the mythical creature “dragon”. Therefore, Halong Bay is also known as “Bay of the Descending Dragons”.  Legend has it that thousands of years ago, Vietnam was a newly-formed country. Vietnam was under constant attack from Northern invaders. The Jade Emperor who is known as “Ngoc Hoang […]