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Here's a List of Street Food to Try in Hanoi Recommended by Michelin

Exploring the vibrant street food scene in Hanoi is a culinary adventure like no other. With recommendations from the MICHELIN Guide, food enthusiasts can embark on a journey to discover the city's hidden gems and savor the flavors of authentic Vietnamese cuisine.   1: Bánh Cuốn Bà Xuân (Recommended, MICHELIN Guide Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City 2023) Bánh Cuốn Bà Xuân specializes in banh cuon, Vietnamese steamed rice rolls, meticulously prepared to order. Witness the skillful hands

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The Best Egg Coffees in Vietnam: A Delightful Dive into Vietnamese Culture

Introduction Egg coffee, a unique and delightful concoction, has become a staple in most Vietnamese cafes in Hanoi. While not a common sight in every coffee shop, its distinct taste often leaves a lasting impression. Some even argue that it leans more towards being a dessert than a traditional coffee. In this article, we'll explore the fascinating world of egg coffee, inspired by the famous Italian cappuccino. The Origins of Egg Coffee The French War's Milk Shortage In response

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Best party hostel in Nha Trang: Fuse Hostel

During my stay in Nha Trang, I went for Fuse Hostel, and hands down, it's probably the best party hostel in the city, just a 5-minute walk from the beach. The entire building functions as one hostel, boasting 16 floors with a rooftop swimming pool, private dorms, shared dorms, and a working space. Image Credits: Fuse Nha Trang This lively hostel organizes daily games and activities, including weekly tours like the famous Fuse Cruise. Picture 30-40 hostel mates on a party cru

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Saigon Chill Hostel: Ho Chi Minh City

Looking for a laid-back hostel near the party street of Ho Chi Minh City? Saigon Chill Hostel is the perfect choice for you. True to its name, this hostel offers a genuinely relaxed atmosphere with an incredible and helpful staff. The common area is not only super chill but also lively. The beds are the comfiest I have experienced in any hostel. They provide ample privacy, with a designated space to hang your clothes right next to your bed, along with additional storage space. I was lucky e

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Hideout Hostel: Ho Chi Minh City

Are you searching for a party hostel on the lively Bui Vien Street in Ho Chi Minh City? Look no further – Hideout is the place for you. Located less than 2 minutes away from Bui Vien Street, also known as the walking street, Hideout has been a hub where I've met people from all over the world, creating some amazing memories. The hostel provides fantastic opportunities, including a common area where you can play pool and chill. Don't forget to grab your free beer before 8 pm. Additiona

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Nha Trang, Vietnam: Ba Ho Waterfalls Guide - Explore Nature's Beauty

Ba Ho Waterfalls, located approximately 20 kilometers away from Nha Trang, offers a serene escape from city life, providing a nice experience in the lap of nature. The waterfall, boasting significant size, splits into three different lakes, aptly named BA HO which translates to Three Pools. This place is ideal for those seeking adventure, with opportunities for rope swings and cliff jumping. While the thrill is undeniable, caution is essential and recommended due to the presence of rocks in the

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Best Hostel in Dalat, Vietnam: Dalat Family Hostel

I've experienced numerous hostels, but Dalat Family Hostel stands out as the best on my list. The hostel truly lives up to its name, making you feel like a part of a family rather than just a traveler. Let me explain why.  Upon checking into Dalat Family Hostel, we got private rooms for £8.5 GBP ($10.80 USD), a good deal. Although Dalat offers hotels at a similar price, we opted for the hostel experience to meet people. The hostel provides various amenities, including a swimming pool, gym,

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Coffee & Tea (An Cafe)

Coffee & Tea (An Cafe) https://maps.app.goo.gl/URGbPihow6r4BTeg6?g_st=ic This can also be found in our curated google list here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Bt3uUH2Z8a9YpjpV8 (for more curated lists see our topic with links to curated Vietnam lists here) This place has a nice balcony area, WiFi also so it’s nice for working.  Cookies and cream Frappuccino with espresso. 59k Comes with a free glass of tea as is traditional in a lot of places in Vietnam  

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🇻🇳 Explore Dalat: Vietnam's Hidden Gem - Tips, Adventures, Top Pubs, Accommodations, Transport, etc.!

When we think of Vietnam, cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang often take the spotlight. However, our journey led us to explore the countryside of Vietnam, unveiling the hidden beauty of Dalat. Nestled in the southern part of Vietnam, Dalat is just a 6-hour sleeper bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, the breathtaking views greeted us—charming houses against a mountainous backdrop and pleasantly cool weather where you won't break a sweat. Don't forget to pack your winte

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Embracing Wanderlust in Your 20s: Budget Adventures Unveiled

The notion of embarking on worldly adventures in my 20s wasn't just a fleeting desire; it was a soulful aspiration, a longing to break free from the daily grind and unearth the treasures hidden beyond the 9-5 rat race. The catalyst for my travel escapades was a solo journey – an impromptu decision that changed my life. Like many, the initial misconception was that travel demanded deep pockets. The reality, however, was far from it. Cracking the Budget Travel Code: A Comprehensive Guide

Embracing Solo Adventures: A Journey of Discovery

Solo travel can be daunting, especially for introverts. The fear of judgment and the prospect of solitude often deterred me from embarking on solo adventures. I'd weave excuses around my desire to travel alone – perhaps I didn't have enough money, work commitments were overwhelming, or maybe it was just safer to stay back. Being the youngest in my office exposed me to varied perspectives. Conversations about life's regrets often circled back to wishes of stepping out of comfort zones, parti

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Maximizing Adventures in Thailand: Tips for Budget-Friendly Travel and Stay

Thailand, a destination known for its vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and diverse experiences, offers endless adventures for travelers on a budget. Embracing the essence of the Land of Smiles without breaking the bank is indeed possible. As someone who has explored the depths of Thailand's wonders on a budget, I've compiled a detailed guide to help fellow travelers make the most out of their Thai escapade without burning a hole in their wallets. Budget Survival Tales I've experie

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🇻🇳 Vietnam, HCMC (High $$$$) Pizza Hut

on the very pricey side is Pizza Hut. You are looking at pretty much the same price level as in London, UK (though ever so slightly cheaper) This was their special pizza featuring a special stuffed crust, so it is their very premium offering also. You can select each half, the one above is half 'seafood wirlwind' and the other half 'meat and sausage' This pizza can easily feed 2 people, or possibly 3 with smaller appetites.  § The base price before delivery is

Full Moon Party Thailand: A Spectacular Beach Celebration

Imagine a beach aglow with colorful lights, vibrant music, and people from all corners of the world dancing under the moonlit sky. That's the allure of Thailand's Full Moon Party, a magnetic celebration held monthly on Koh Phangan's Haad Rin Beach. Having recently experienced this dazzling event, here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate and make the most of your time at the Full Moon Party. Setting the Stage: Picture this—a radiant moon illuminating the beach, setting the s

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Train Travel in Thailand: A Budget-Friendly Adventure

Exploring Thailand through its train routes was a journey filled with surprises and a dash of quirkiness. The country's reputation for being one of Southeast Asia's most budget-friendly destinations extends to its public transport, making train travel an affordable and intriguing way to get around. My recent train venture covered almost 700 kilometers from Surat Thani to Bangkok. But before that, my train escapade kicked off from Hua Hin to Surat Thani, a central stop leading to places like

🇻🇳 Vietnam, HCMC (Upper Medium $$$) Paper Plate Pizza

Here you can buy slices of pizza (form the available slices) instead of a whole pizza if you like. They do also sell whole pizzas. BBQ Chicken was 60k dong. 60,000 Vietnamese dong 🇻🇳  2.46 USD  £1.98 GBP  A slice of Supreme was 65k dong  65,000 Vietnamese dong 🇻🇳  $2.67 USD  £2.15 GBP   Pepsi on this interesting special edition holiday celebration can (same price as usual can) here was 20k dong. 320ml can Very nice and interesting p

🇻🇳 Vietnam, HCMC (Medium $$) McDonald's

The grab app actually lists this at $$$ out of $$$$ on the price rating. But I am listing at Medium $$ as I believe that to be more accurate, though it may truly lie somewhere in-between the two. Mcdonald's in Vietnam is actually quite affordable, opposed to McDonald's in Thailand which I have found to be quite expensive (just a slight reduction to London prices in Thailand) and even though McDonald's is also more of a Premium offering in Vietnam, the cost of it is much lower. Today's or

🇻🇳 Vietnam, HCMC (Medium $$) The Hungry Pig

If you are coming to HCMC then this place is well worth a visit. They have real bacon how you likely know and love it back home (sorry non meat eaters) they do however also have some meat free option for vegetarians such as a cheese bagel and a veggie baguette.  This place is a recommended visit and has been featured, this listing is non paid.  The cafe/restaurant is within walking distance from Bui Vien Walking Street and is located off of a side road that has a lot of affordable acco

Discovering Paradise: A Day in Phi Phi Islands - Boat Trip from Phuket

Picture this: crystal-clear waters, postcard-perfect landscapes, and the allure of Phi Phi Islands calling out to you. Tucked away from the lively beats of Phuket's nightlife, we were lured into the promise of a one-day Phi Phi Islands tour, and boy, did it deliver! There are many tour operators in Phuket. When we decided to check the prices we were told 1500 baht, using some negotiation skills we managed to get a good deal for 1350 baht per person which included everything - transport from hote

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🇻🇳 Vietnam, Hoi An (Medium $$) Highlands Coffee - Sit In

Hoi An is about 40 mins by Grab Taxi from Da Nang Vietnam and is well worth a visit. Hoi An is an exceptionally beautiful old town and has cultural influences from Vietnam, Chinese, Japan due to the history of this town.  We were lucky enough to visit a Highlands Coffee in the old town. Vietnam's famous chain coffee (better quality and taste than Starbucks IMO 🤫) Vietnam is the second largest exporter of coffee worldwide.      The prices for different drinks att

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🇻🇳 Vietnam, Da Nang (Upper Medium $$$) Pizza 4P's

Pizza 4 P's To note: The currency used in Vietnam: Vietnamese Dong. At the time of this blog post $1 USD = 24,380 dong This blog series is created to share the cost of eating out and ordering food in 🇻🇳 Vietnam, Da Nang, so that you can see how far your money can go here. Da Nang currently offers exceptional value for money both for budget travelling and living as well as discounted high end dining (compared to the same level of quality of restaurants in the west) This blog will f

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🇻🇳 Vietnam, Da Nang (Medium $$) Highlands Coffee - Grab Order

Grab Delivery Order from Highland's Coffee, Da Nang To note: The currency used in Vietnam: Vietnamese Dong. At the time of this blog post $1 USD = 24,375 dong This blog series is created to share the cost of eating out and ordering food in 🇻🇳 Vietnam, Da Nang, so that you can see how far your money can go here. Da Nang currently offers exceptional value for money both for budget travelling and living as well as discounted high end dining (compared to the same level of quality of restau

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🇻🇳 Vietnam, Da Nang (Low $)

Grab Delivery Order from Wooden Fish Ramen Da Nang To note: The currency used in Vietnam: Vietnamese Dong. At the time of this blog post $1 USD = 24,320 dong This blog series is created to share the cost of eating out and ordering food in 🇻🇳 Vietnam, Da Nang, so that you can see how far your money can go here. Da Nang currently offers exceptional value for money both for budget travelling and living as well as discounted high end dining (compared to the same level of quality of restaur

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