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Street Brawl in Bui Vien

This happened right in the middle of the famous backpacker’s district in Bui Bien. I used to live in Bui Vien and this is a high profile tourist zone. Loud music into late night, flooded with tourists and xe om. A police station is also situated maybe a hundred meters away. And still a brawl of such magnitude can take place. Source: Tuoi Tre News 60 SHARES Share on Facebook...

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Wi-Fi on Vietnam Airlines From 10 Oct 2019

Wi-Fi onboard Vietnam Airlines will be available from 10 Oct 2019. However, it will implemented on the four newly purchased Airbus A350 with code ranging from VN-A 886 to VN-A 889. The flight to South Korea on the 10 October 2019 will be the first to have Wi-Fi service. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share

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Four storms to hit mainland in rest of 2019

The National Centre for Hydro-Met Forecasting has issued a forecast that another three to four more major storms to hit the central and southern regions for the rest of 2019. Don’t forget your raincoat or poncho! HÀ NỘI — Three to four storms are forecast to affect Việt Nam’s mainland, mostly in the central and southern regions, from now to the end of this year, according to the National Centre...

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Tết – Vietnam’s New Year

A few more days and it is Tết! My family has already begun Tết preparation since last week. For foreigners it is important to understand and respect the importance of Tết in Vietnamese culture.  First day of spring Tết is the lunar new year which is also celebrated by some in other Asian countries. It is the first day of spring and it is the most important festive season of...

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How to: Fake Taxi guide in Ho Chi Minh City / Vietnam

In Vietnam, fake taxi is the number one on the list of complaints for tourists and expats. Ripped off for a trip, going in circles, and being robbed off are all too often and are daily affairs. In Ho Chi Minh City, the taxis are divided into two categories, company operated taxis and private (fake) taxis. Private / Fake Taxi in Vietnam Avoid at all cost, even if it means...

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Where To Stay: Top 5 Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City

Location dictates the prices of hotels. PERIOD. So where should you stay in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)? In HCMC most of the hotels concentrate in District 1. In HCMC the city is divided into districts. District 1 is the city center (Click here for city map). Stay here. Don’t stay at places near the airport or other districts. The prices are not that much different most of the time when compared...

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Top 5 Must Bring For Visiting Ho Chi Minh City

I am sure there must be one thousand questions in your head right after booking your flight. The very first question being where should I stay?… There are literally THOUSANDS of hotels in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and I am not joking. Ranging from a few dollars for a hammock rental by the highway to five stars hotels. Before we jump to accommodation, let’s deal with what you SHOULD pack....

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Your Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

You probably landed here because you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in the near future. Or you are already in Vietnam and feeling lost. Vietnam is a beautiful country and Vietnamese are one of the most friendly and welcoming people I have ever encountered. And Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is most likely the first city where you will land first before heading out to...

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