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Book Stores In HCMC
shopping - Saigon/HCMC

Finding English-language books in HCMC used to be such a challenge, now there are plenty of bookstor...

Best swimming pools in Saigon Hotels
Accommodation - Saigon/HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City is full of quality hotels, with new ones being added all the time. Of course, 5-sta...

Art of Tea in Ho Chi Minh City
drink - Saigon/HCMC

How did you get into tea? I grew up in the north of Vietnam. In the North, they drink tea every day...

Wine Pairing with The Warehouse HCMC
drink - Saigon/HCMC

The Warehouse has been in the Ho Chi Minh City wine scene for 15 years, and was one of the first pla...

Sanouva Saigon Hotel
Accommodation - Saigon/HCMC

Saigon is of course one of the most vibrant cities in Southeast Asia. It’s a very large sprawl...

A Dash of Vietnamese Spice History
food - Vietnam

Herbs and spices are an everyday staple for any kitchen cupboard, in homes all around the world. Wit...

Lavastone Restaurant
food - Saigon/HCMC

It’s hard not to feel excited looking at Lavastone’s gorgeous menus and leather-covered ...

Book Stores In HCMC
shopping - Saigon/HCMC

Finding English-language books in HCMC used to be such a challenge, now there are plenty of bookstor...

Best swimming pools in Saigon Hotels
Accommodation - Saigon/HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City is full of quality hotels, with new ones being added all the time. Of course, 5-sta...

Art of Tea in Ho Chi Minh City
drink - Saigon/HCMC

How did you get into tea? I grew up in the north of Vietnam. In the North, they drink tea every day...

Wine Pairing with The Warehouse HCMC
drink - Saigon/HCMC

The Warehouse has been in the Ho Chi Minh City wine scene for 15 years, and was one of the first pla...

Sanouva Saigon Hotel
Accommodation - Saigon/HCMC

Saigon is of course one of the most vibrant cities in Southeast Asia. It’s a very large sprawl...

Book Stores In HCMC
shopping - Saigon/HCMC

Finding English-language books in HCMC used to be such a challenge, now there are plenty of bookstor...

Best swimming pools in Saigon Hotels
Accommodation - Saigon/HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City is full of quality hotels, with new ones being added all the time. Of course, 5-sta...

Art of Tea in Ho Chi Minh City
drink - Saigon/HCMC

How did you get into tea? I grew up in the north of Vietnam. In the North, they drink tea every day...

The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon named World’s Best New Spa
activities - Saigon/HCMC

July 20, 2016 - The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon was recently recognized in the CNN article, “The ...

News on 26 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Tran Dai Quang sworn in as President Tran Dai Quang was sworn into office this afternoon, offici...

News on 25 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Exhibition displays paintings by Vietnamese contemporary artists A collection of 49 outstanding ...

News on 21 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Vietnam museum says all paintings fake in high-profile exhibition The Ho Chi Minh City Museum of...

News on 19 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1)  Vietnam plans to spend more on tourism promotion to boost growth In a new effort to attrac...

News on 18 July
Daily News - Vietnam

1)  HCMC metro extension sought The southern province of Dong Nai has asked the Government to ...

News on 15 July
Daily News - Vietnam

1)  Quang Binh holds first ever sailboat performance Quang Binh is holding a performance week ...

The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon named World’s Best New Spa
activities - Saigon/HCMC

July 20, 2016 - The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon was recently recognized in the CNN article, “The ...

News on 26 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Tran Dai Quang sworn in as President Tran Dai Quang was sworn into office this afternoon, offici...

News on 25 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Exhibition displays paintings by Vietnamese contemporary artists A collection of 49 outstanding ...

News on 21 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Vietnam museum says all paintings fake in high-profile exhibition The Ho Chi Minh City Museum of...

News on 19 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1)  Vietnam plans to spend more on tourism promotion to boost growth In a new effort to attrac...

The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon named World’s Best New Spa
activities - Saigon/HCMC

July 20, 2016 - The Spa @ The Reverie Saigon was recently recognized in the CNN article, “The ...

News on 26 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Tran Dai Quang sworn in as President Tran Dai Quang was sworn into office this afternoon, offici...

News on 25 July 2016
Daily News - Vietnam

1) Exhibition displays paintings by Vietnamese contemporary artists A collection of 49 outstanding ...

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Patrick Gaveau expert in: Vietnam Tourism Expert

Patrick Gaveau

Vietnam Tourism Expert

Patrick Gaveau is the owner and creator of Citypassguide.com, Vietnam's leading travel information provider. A native of Africa, he is a French citizen.  Patrick followed the WICE (World Leisure International Center of Excellence) Master program of Social Science of Leisure, Tourism and Environment at Wageningen University (Holland). He graduated with Honours from Aix / Marseille II with a master's degree in Economics and the Finance of Tourism (France). He is currently living in Ho Chi Minh City with his Vietnamese wife and has two daughters.

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ANTOINE SIROT expert in: DALAT EXPERT

ANTOINE SIROT

DALAT EXPERT

Antoine, currently managing An Lam Saigon River, was the general manager of the Dalat Palace Hotel from 2002-2008, and has been in the travel industry for over 30 years. In 2002, on the 80th anniversary of the Palace, Antoine was tasked with finding out as much as possible about Dalat and the hotel for the journalists that would be flying in from all over. His initial research led him deeper into the history of Dalat. At this time, he is one of the most knowledgeable people in Vietnam about this beautiful highlands city.

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STEVE RAYMOND expert in: PHAN THIET EXPERT

STEVE RAYMOND

PHAN THIET EXPERT

Steve Raymond has been in the tourism industry since 1972. After a long slew of jobs in incentive houses and hotels, Steve was invited to be the general manager at Pandanus Resort in Phan Thiet. Deciding that life in Phan Thiet would be less stressful than working at his previous job, he accepted the position. Steve has been at Pandanus Resort for nearly a decade and has during this time amassed sizable knowledge on Phan Thiet.

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BENOIT PERDU expert in: MEKONG DELTA EXPERT

BENOIT PERDU

MEKONG DELTA EXPERT

French engineer and lay polymath Benoit Perdu landed in Vietnam in 1992. He moved to the Mekong Delta in 1997, started a joint-venture and built a gas terminal, before taking the head of a new agricultural insurance company. He fashioned with his wife Ánh Bassac Cruises in 2003, now one of the pillars of tourism in the Mekong Delta. When it comes to the Delta, there are few who match his keen insight and matter-of-fact observations on its tourism and its way of life.

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PATRICIA MARQUES expert in: CORPORATE COFFEE EXPERT

PATRICIA MARQUES

CORPORATE COFFEE EXPERT

Patricia has been in the coffee industry for over a decade. Starting out as a barista in California, she has moved up to the head of Starbucks in Vietnam. Navigating the tricky obstacles of establishing a big brand in a new country, Patricia understands the Vietnamese market and its desire for brand name international coffee. One of the most knowledgeable experts in making a big name stick amongst countless competitors, she has plenty of interesting insights on mixing international brand standards with local needs.

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VO TIEN CUONG expert in: OYSTER EXPERT

VO TIEN CUONG

OYSTER EXPERT

Vo Tien Cuong is an expert in the care, preparation service and eating of oysters. He also distributes oysters throughout Ho Chi Minh City. The proprietor of La Maison Restaurant, Vo’s brother is an oyster farmer in Nha Trang who introduced Vo to Fin De Claire oysters from France several years ago, which are now thriving in Vietnam’s warm client. He is excited to introduce more French oysters to the Vietnamese market.

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Giovanni Parrella expert in: Italian Food Expert

Giovanni Parrella

Italian Food Expert

As an Italian man, Napoli-born chef Giovanni Parrella lives up to his reputation as a man of love, food and passion. He first began working in the kitchen of a restaurant at the age of 12, starting his days at 6 a.m. He has been in the industry ever since, working 14 years with the Hyatt Group in some of the world’s most interesting food cultures. For the last four years he has been Executive Chef at one the city’s most luxurious 5 star hotels - The Reverie Saigon.

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Lawson Dixon expert in: Big Bike Expert

Lawson Dixon

Big Bike Expert

Lawson Dixon is an amiable Australian who started with the News Limited media company in the 1980s but has spent more time out of Australia than in since. He has a background in automotive advertising and has worked with Ford and Chrysler in the past. He started Ducati in Vietnam before finally getting the Harley-Davidson franchise off the ground in 2013. He beat 70 competitors to win the right to be the first Harley-Davidson dealer in the country.

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Stephane Faure expert in: Metro Support Expert

Stephane Faure

Metro Support Expert

Stephane Faure is the project manager handling the support structures for Ho Chi Minh City’s upcoming metro. The affable family man has 20 years of experience with these kinds of projects, having worked in South and Central America, North Africa, the Middle East and now Vietnam. A true expert in his field, Stephane knows the ins and outs behind the giant stone support system that will hold the city’s trains safe and secure.

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