LIFE SE ASIA MAGAZINE

Security Alert Vietnam

Security Alert-U.S. Embassy Hanoi

U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City

Location: Throughout VietnamThroughout Vietnam

Event: The U.S. Mission to Vietnam advises U.S. citizens of the High Crime rating for Vietnam. Recent reports of criminal activities include unwanted sexual advances, targeting children in public places for potential kidnapping, and reports of wrongdoing by taxis and ride-sharing services, including sexual harassment and theft of personal items. Recent reports of criminal activities include unwanted sexual advances, targeting children in public places for potential kidnapping, and reports of wrongdoing by taxis and ride-sharing services, including sexual harassment and theft of personal items.

BBC News: Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Vietnamese capital Hanoi asks people not to eat dog meat – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45492907

We will be writing more about this with resources and help .

Human Trafficking and Slavery. Sex and Labor SE Asia

Listing NGO and help lines.

Will write about each SE Asia country . Next though will be a listing of NGO to inform and to help those caught in the horror of being trafficked and slavery.

Women children and men. Labor and sex.

What can we do?

Estimated 21 million people trapped and some say up to 30 million. It is world wide.

Please go to our page and give us a like.

Please share to help !!

If you have a story or know someone that needs help. Please contact us . We are now building a list of resources.

2emptynesters

Introduction:

Time of year: Late October 2016

Purpose of trip: As part of our round the world trip, we were determined to see Halong Bay. In reality, that is best done by an overnight junk cruise.

p1010751Why we chose this place: Halong Bay is unlike anything else, with thousands of limestone mountains rising from the sea. This provides a stunning backdrop and a chance to view the unique lifestyles of the fishermen and their families who spend their entire life on the sea.

We chose the Dragon Legend II (operated by Indochine Junk), because it had great Tripadvisor reviews and it’s a large (therefore sociable) and luxurious (which we felt we needed at this stage in our trip) boat.

How long we stayed: We organised an extended trip with Indochine Junk which included an airport pickup, a night in the lovely Hanoi Pearl hotel, transport down to Halong and…

View original post 720 more words

Halong Bay Cruise and Hotel Blog - Paradise Vietnam

Luxury tourism is on the up in Vietnam, and Halong Bay is set to see a big change in the way that it is discovered and explored by visitors. Halong Bay luxury cruises are certainly the way forward, and here is why that is a good thing… 

ParadiseVietnam_Paradise-Peak-Cruise What do you think are the reasons to go for a luxury cruise in Halong?

  1. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip (for most)

Most people will visit Halong Bay just once, and this is one of the world’s great natural beauties, so it is worth paying that little bit extra to make the most of it. If you decide to save some money and go with one of the cheaper operators, you could end up having a less than satisfactory experience which would more than tarnish your Halong Bay experience.

  1. It is better for the environment 

Cheap cruises and environmental conservation do…

View original post 229 more words

Frei's days

After living in Ho Chi Minh City {HCMC} for almost 4 years, we have come to know of some famous and less famous places to go for dinner. Take a look at some of my most favourite places:

  • Cuc Gach Quan
    Cuc Gach Quan Restaurant
    Cuc Gach Quan is the best Vietnamese Restaurant we have ever eaten in HCMC. The food is amazing, the staff can speak good English and offer great service. Every time we went to Cuc Gach Quan (and this was quite often), we walked out having had a great evening.
    The restaurant is tucked-away on the boarder of District 1, so it’s not really on walking distance from the downtown, and it’s advised to have someone explain the exact location to the taxi driver (if you take a taxi).
    The restaurant itself is owned by a Vietnamese architect, who renovated an old villa into this beautiful restaurant with several separated…

View original post 675 more words

Halong Bay Cruise and Hotel Blog - Paradise Vietnam

What shall we do for New Year’s Eve? is a question that is just as annoying when you’re travelling as it is when you’re at home. New Year’s Eve at home carries with it a certain amount of pressure to have a great time and the result is often somewhat… underwhelming. You’ve spent time with your family over Christmas and it’s time to hook up again with your friends and go crazy. But do you really want to do that after indulging yourself through Christmas?

When you’re away from home, things are sometimes even more difficult as you don’t know where to go or what to do, and the thought of getting caught up in some busy city fireworks surrounded by hordes of people is more than off-putting. One way to get away from at all and to take the pressure off is to spend New Year’s Eve in Halong…

View original post 172 more words

Apricot Hotel in Hanoi

Experience the Art of fine living in Hanoi

Locating right on the edge of Hoan Kiem lake, Apricot Hotel offers a splendid, sweeping view from its rooftop swimming pool and panoramic fitness center. Calling the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake home, we aim to deliver an un paralleled experience for guests, with an authentic Vietnamese feel within the neo-classical design, and  a luxury allure with our bespoke services. A strong sense of art presents throughout our hotelfrom refined dining to the trendy roof-top bar, Apricot Hotel offers the epitome of entertainment and artistic living.

Some text and the photos from Apricot Hotel 

This is not a paid preview but if you book thru Booking.com  Life SE Asia Magazine is an affiliate

Read More

Hilton Hotel Opera

Hilton Hanoi Opera is located in Hanoi VietNam

Photos and some text from Hilton Hotels  Hilton Hotel is a sponsor of Life SE Asia Magazine

A landmark hotel in the heart of the French Quarter

Perfectly located in Hanoi’s stylish French Quarter you’ll find Hilton Hanoi Opera, an iconic hotel and a landmark in itself. They are within walking distance of Hanoi’s thriving business district, and to Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarters. From their locally-styled guest rooms to  Vietnamese restaurant, Ba Mien, experience a real taste of local culture. Plus, with versatile meeting space and a heated outdoor pool, the hotel offers all you need for an unforgettable stay.

Read More

%d bloggers like this: