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24 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City

24 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most popular cities to visit in Southeast Asia for a reason. The pace is frenetic and the streets chaotic, but the high-octane energy is a large part of the appeal. It sucks you in and takes you along for the ride —...
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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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24 hours in: Hanoi

24 hours in: Hanoi

Hanoi is a busy, bustling city that’s guaranteed to excite you — but also maybe overwhelm you, especially if you only have 24 hours to see the sites. To help you navigate the streets from old town to downtown, here are the top tips from our local Hanoi tour guides...
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This woman helped us find the best pho in the world (and can help you, too)

This woman helped us find the best pho in the world (and can help you, too)

I’m sweating. Since arriving in Vietnam, in fact, I have been in a state of perpetual perspiration. It’s a hot and humid land, and I am an Englishman not used to such hot and humid lands. But this particular sweat is a unique type of sweat — one induced by...
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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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TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...
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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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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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6 Cities Best Explored Underground

6 Cities Best Explored Underground

Sometimes, the best views of a city aren’t from above, but from below. From underground bunkers to subterranean villages, many of the world’s great cities are home to some surprising finds beneath their streets. Here are six places where the best views are under your feet. Budapest, Hungary If you’re...
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