The 10 Best Banh Mi Spots in Hanoi, Vietnam

Banh mi Duc Long Duc Long makes it unique when offering sandwiches that are a fusion between the Vietnamese staple and Turkish kebab. This sandwich style has become popular across Hanoi but Duc Long’s is undoubtedly the best. Each baguette is stuffed full of pork doner meat and pickled vegetables then slathered with chili sauce…

New Tax policy for owning property in Vietnam

In addition to taxes, property transfer fees, from 2017, people who own two or more properties may be subject to income tax, in accordance with the Law on Property Tax. According to the head of the State Budget Department (Ministry of Finance) Vo Thanh Hung, property tax is a direct tax, hit on people with large…

When can foreigners buy property in Vietnam?

In 2015, the Vietnamese government came out with a decree allowing foreign nationals to purchase apartments to be licensed under their name for a maximum of 50 years without having to hold Vietnamese citizenship. However, there is still law in place that prevents foreigners from owning any Vietnamese land. As of 20 December 2017, the Ministry…

Top 11 Coffee Shops in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Content i.d Cafe L’Usine Loft Café M2C Cafe Boo Coffee The Note Cafe Padma De Fleur Chat Coffee Roasters & Bistro The Workshop Cong Caphe ICHI Cat Café i.d Cafe i.d Cafe is usually the favorite address for expats and local entrepreneurs who spend their afternoons taking advantage of the speedy WiFi to stay away…

The 10 Best Café for Study or Work in Ho Chi Minh City

L’Usine L’Usine is something of an institution among Saigon’s fashionable crowd, and a haven for digital nomads. This café and concept store likes as a connection between past and present Saigon, capturing the spirit of the city perfectly. There’s an amazing all-day breakfast menu makes sure to keep you full and happy while you work,…

The Best Cafe and Coffee Shops in Sapa, Vietnam

1. Sapa O’Chau Cafe This café lied on popular Thac Bac street is owned by Sapa O’Chau Travel Social Enterprise, an NGO dedicated to providing education and employment opportunities for minority tribespeople in the neighborhood. The taste of coffee is especially inviting on a cold Sapa morning and they have Western breakfast menu items to…

5 Best Japanese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Years ago, when it comes to Japanese food in Ho Chi Minh City, people only have one option –  Little Tokyo on the edge of District 1. But things has changed. Nowadays, Japanese cuisine becomes popular throughout the city, and you have more choices. Below are the top 5 best Japanese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh…

5 Best Korean restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Korean culture has a strong influence on Vietnamese society, especially cuisine with many Korean restaurants throughout the country nowadays, so don’t miss the top 5 best Korean restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City below that will absolutely satisfy your taste! Contents Kyung Bok Gung Choi Go Jip BBQ Plan-K King BBQ Arirang BBQ Kyung Bok Gung Kyung…

Where to Find the Best Pho in Hanoi

Thinking about Vietnam, you have to think about Pho – its specialty. It is a staple breakfast food, but any time of day, there are restaurants and street vendors serving the dish and many a contented soul crouching over a bowl and slurping the soup. Pho has the origin in Hanoi, so where better to…