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How to eat pho in Ho Chi Minh City

How to eat pho in Ho Chi Minh City

We asked Nhi Pham, our local guide and expert in Ho Chi Minh City, about how to eat Vietnam’s most famous dish like a local in her city. Pho in Ho Chi Minh City is a bit different from what you’ll find in Hanoi and other northern cities. In the...
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Things to do in: Ho Chi Minh City

Things to do in: Ho Chi Minh City

You’ve been to the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels, and you’ve eaten your weight in pho. So what’s next while you’re in Ho Chi Minh City? Good thing for you, the city of Saigon has a lot more in store for you to discover, including plenty of...
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40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....
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Dos and Don’ts of Photographing Locals (or How Not To Be a Jerk Photographer)

Dos and Don’ts of Photographing Locals (or How Not To Be a Jerk Photographer)

Scenery shots are great, but the best photographers know that to truly capture the essence of a destination, you need to showcase its people. From the cigar-smoking mulattas on the streets of Havana to the pho sellers of Hanoi to the children playing in the streets of Delhi, these are...
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A foreigner’s guide to Tet in Vietnam

A foreigner’s guide to Tet in Vietnam

With the Lunar New Year upon us, we’ve been talking to our team over in Asia to see how they celebrate at this special time. In Vietnam, the New Year holidays are called Tết, and families and friends across the nation gather together. If you’re a foreigner in Vietnam during...
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Urban Adventures Treasure mApps

Urban Adventures Treasure mApps

Whomp whomp. Unfortunately, our Treasure mApps have been discontinued from iTunes (but good news for those of you who have already downloaded a few: you’ve now got heaps more smartphone space for snapping photos — and then tagging #localsknow on Instagram). But have no fear, all that information hasn’t disappeared....
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6 cities for street food fanatics

6 cities for street food fanatics

Fine dining has its place in life, but there’s no denying that the best meals tend to come from the streets. Night markets, street stands, pop-up stalls — these are the places where digging into dinner is delightfully messy, a bit chaotic, and positively delicious. But there’s also no denying...
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Our travel wish list for 2015

Our travel wish list for 2015

While the world might feel like it’s getting smaller, the list of places we want to visit just keeps growing. And with a new bright and shiny year of adventures ahead of us, we’re already compiling our picks for places to go. But the world’s a very big place, and sometimes...
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8 non-travel books for travellers

8 non-travel books for travellers

My favourite books are those that create a real sense of place. Perhaps it’s the geographer in me, but the ability of a story to capture my imagination with its narrative as well as its portrait of a place (or places) is what turns me into a one-woman marketing machine...
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Travel trivia: October

Travel trivia: October

Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little travel trivia quiz of the month! The biggest fireworks display in history happened on New Year’s Eve of 2013–2014. What city hosted the event? What city has the highest level of light pollution in the...
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