In the past few years, Japan has become one of the trendiest tourist destinations, and while the vast majority of visitors tends to stay in known central areas of the city, such as Asakusa, Shibuya or Ginza, there are a number of other neighborhoods that deserve to be explored. So, without further ado, let's dive into one of the most happening neighborhoods in the Greater Tokyo area: Kichijoji.
Whether it's ancient or modern history, Vietnam is a country full of memories and Ho Chi Minh A.K.A. Saigon has often been at the center of it.
If you happen to stop by or visit the city for a couple of days, no doubt the travel agents will try to convince you to do the Cu Chi tunnels or Mekong Delta tours. Based on independent reviews, some people loved them, some didn't, so really just make a decision based on your instinct.
During our visit, we decided to not do the tunnels or the delta. Instead, we walked extensively around town, interacted with the locals and discovered as much as we could in the given time.
This is a list of highlights chosen among the various activities, museums and restaurants that we experienced.
War remnants Museum
Whether you are a history buff or not, if you are a human being, this museum is really worth a visit to learn more about a history that affected millions around the world. The highlight of our visit to the city, this museum raises a lot of questions about humans and even ourselves.
Operating hours: Every day 7.30 AM - 12.00 and 1.00 PM - 5.00 PM.
Price at the time of publishing of this article:
15,000 VND ( $0.70)
Golden Dragon water puppet show
Consisting of 17 short episodes, and 3 shows per day, this is a great way to experience traditional Vietnamese culture.
We were able to book a show for the next hour, however, please note that if you prefer seating closer to the stage, then it's better to book a day in advance.
Shows are held every day at:
5.00 PM - 6.30 PM - 7.45 PM
Price at the time of publishing this article:
160,000 VND ($7.50)
Meet the residents
Photo courtesy of Hoa Tuc
Whether you travel abroad for a family vacation, a sabbatical or even as your chosen lifestyle, at some point, you will encounter the same problem: withdrawing money and those dreaded bank fees!!
Well, fret no more. In this article, Simply Doozy is going to tell you how you can save when withdrawing money abroad.
In our first article covering Vietnam's best beaches, we looked at the idyllic island of Phu Quoc. A true piece of paradise that you can discover at your pace.
Today, we will travel not too far North of Saigon to the coastal town of Mui Ne. This fishing village turned holiday destination, has a lot more to offer than just beaches as you'll soon discover.
Japan is without a doubt my favorite country in the world. A country filled with history, culture, traditions, ceremonies, a country of paradoxes and one where stereotypes (the good ones) are real.
Here's a list of 16 things that will blow your mind when visiting Japan.
Top beaches in Vietnam: Discovering Phu Quoc
With some of the best beaches in the world, affordable accommodation and great food, it's no wonder why Vietnam is getting so much love from travelers.
We traveled extensively around the country and after much reflection and debate, we finally agreed on the 4 top beach destinations in Vietnam.
Our first installment on the best beaches in Vietnam, starts in the island of Phu Quoc
As children, one of the things that appealed to us were tree houses. Perhaps this is the result of human anthropology or of the sense of adventure that kids have.
What's great though, it's that today you can experience staying in tree houses in many places as part of glamping experiences.
However, there is one place that is far more than just a tree house.
Whilst the Northern hemisphere is getting ready for a cold and most likely snowy Christmas, the Southern part of our beautiful planet is already out in short sleeves, experiencing humidity of 55-60% and hot sunny skies. If like us, you prefer the heat than cold and short days, then why not swap the white snow for white sand?
This Christmas, Simply Doozy is taking you to W Retreat and Spa in the Maldives for some electrifying festivities.