Vamp Hair Line Stylist Salon Visit With Soshi Iwata – Ho Chi Minh City

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and would like to have your hair styled, cut, colored, treatment, perm, blowout, or eyelash extentions, then I highly recommend you call and make an appointment with Soshi Iwata of Vamp Hair Line, a Japanese salon.

He is a stylist from Japan who worked extensively in Tokyo before moving to Ho Chi Minh City to open his own salon.

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I have nothing but high regards for Soshi as a stylist who listens, recommends and does an exceptional cut and color. Did I mention, Soshi and his staff speak

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Shooting the AK-47 at Cu Chi Tunnels Tourist attraction – Vietnam

When you visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, you can choose between the AK-47, M16,.30 Caliber Machine Gun, M60, M1 carbine, M1 Garand and Russian SKS. The costs are not too expensive at all. The price is 40,000 VND for a M16 bullet, 35,000 VND for an AK or a Cabin bullet, Colt 45, K59 & Rulo are 40,000 VND per shoot and K54 is 20,000 VND per shoot. With about 10 USD, you can experience this exciting activity in Cu Chi Tunnels.

When visiting Cu Chi, after exploring this unique destination, tourists have free time to discover by themselves and this is the time for who wants to try shooting with the real guns.

Before shooting a bullet, tourists will be given instruction about the gun and the way to use it. Please remember to wear the covering ears facilities in order not to be startled.

The guide will help you how to make a shoot, where to put your hand on, where to look through. Therefore, just count on them, you will have got such a great experience you have never met before.

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Visiting Saigons Reunification Palace 2019 – Ho Chi Minh City

Come visit Ho Chi Minh Cities Reunification Palace formally known as the Presidential Palace with Amelia In Vietnam and Kiwi In Saigon. Experience the ghostly past of Vietnam’s dark War history, as you sink deep into the underground of dark maze like tunnels. Share the history and have fun when doing so. Watch th dark ghosts appear from this tourist

Independence Palace (Dinh Độc Lập), also known as Reunification Palace (Vietnamese: Dinh Thống Nhất), built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Saigon, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

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10 contemporary art galleries in Ho Chi Minh City

An increasingly popular hub for artists and art buffs, Ho Chi Minh City is a fantastic place for contemporary art fans. Here are our top ten contemporary art galleries perfect to explore there.

 

1. Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

One of the largest places in the city to view art, it’s easy to while away a few hours here. Featuring mostly contemporary art, this place has its finger well and truly on the pulse of the local art scene.

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2. The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

Another large arts space in a warehouse-style setting, huge contemporary art displays give visitors a little wow-factor here. There is also an interesting calendar of events just waiting to be explored.

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3. Apricot Gallery

One of the biggest names in the art world in Vietnam thanks to its branch in Hanoi too, the Apricot Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City is found over an impressive five storeys. This is the place to view a wide ion of contemporary Vietnamese art.

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4. Lotus Gallery

This narrow gallery space makes an interactive artwork of its featured pieces by displaying them on sliding rollers. This has been a favourite on the Ho Chi Minh City art scene for almost 30 years, showcasing contemporary art by a range of Vietnam’s talented artists.

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5. Galerie Quynh

This contemporary art gallery is in a small but perfectly formed space in the city. This art spot is a particular specialist in paintings, sculpture and multimedia works by local artists.

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6. Saigon Outcast

Definitely one of the most popular contemporary art spaces in the city, Saigon Outcast has amazing graffiti on most surfaces. It’s also a place to go for drawing classes, film screenings or even just a drink in the beer garden.

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7. Salon Saigon

This intimate contemporary art space features a carefully curated array of art by local artists, and an invigorating calendar of talks and special events. It’s also a place where you can browse books while sipping tea.

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8. Coeverything

More like a concept store than an art gallery, this is a space where different elements of Vietnam’s artistic flair come together. As well as modern artworks by Vietnamese artists, it’s a place to find locally-made stationery and a whole range of hand-made crafts.

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9. Hey Camel Ceramics

A store rather than an art gallery, this is definitely a place worth visiting for contemporary art lovers in Ho Chi Minh City. An amazing collection of hand-made ceramics and canvas bags with witty designs can be found here – which make for perfect contemporary art souvenirs to take home.

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10. Artinus

This eccentric 3D art gallery might not be to the taste of serious contemporary art collectors, but for those looking for a different experience of art, this is the place to visit. Here visitors can immerse themselves so they actually become part of the art, making for some incredible photos to take home too.

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Indulging in the Natural Splendors of Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc’s rapid rise in popularity has come, in part, thanks to people’s desire to escape claustrophobic cities and their accumulation of traffic, construction noise and hectic routines, and connect with nature.

And while the 574-square kilometer island off the coast of Cambodia is more spacious than many people imagine, development has ramped up drastically, with numerous international flights resulting in increasingly crowded stretches of resorts on the island. Large sections, however, remain relatively pristine, especially on the northern end, where Fusion Resort Phu Quoc rests near the national forest.

“Here, try this!” my Fusionista, the resort’s version of a personal concierge, Nguyen, says while leading me to my room. Plucking a light purple fruit from a tree, she explains: “This is a sim berry, a specialty on the island.” The somewhat tart, subtly floral berry grows naturally on the expansive property, along with a variety of colorful flowers, palm trees and bushes. The carefully manicured grounds make a great first impression and serve as the ideal location for a romantic getaway or family-focused vacation.

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During a visit earlier this month, Peter Neto, the resort’s general manager, explained that in the not-so-distant past, when the island was largely undeveloped, this northern region was neither good for growing crops nor especially near any suitable port for fishing, and thus it remained largely untouched. It retains that sense of remoteness and privacy to this day.

“Fusion’s design team envisioned a resort where guests would feel at home from the moment they walk in,” Neto explained when discussing the layout for the resort, which consists of 130 private villas spread across 24 hectares. Each villa has its own private pool and the natural, gradually sloping walls that surround each one allow guests to rest in the spacious gardens and savor a sense of isolation. The shade trees lining the walkways and large room windows revealing verdant swaths of grass instantly remind people of what they are missing out on when living in a concrete-cluttered metropolis.

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The property is bordered by a river on the north side and 240 hectares of native jungle to the south. The 5.3 km private road weaving through the thick forest and down the beach is perfect for hiking, running or cycling with one of the bikes available for all guests. Among the other opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are a tennis court and adventure club for kids filled with games and activities.

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Additionally, the wide stretch of meticulously managed oceanfront allows visitors to play volleyball, go kayaking or simply lounge at the beach bar sipping on a tropical drink while watching a beautiful sunset.

While the ocean, of course, offers people a chance to swim, Fusion also features two large public pools. One is a relaxing spa pool, and the other an infinity pool that seems to spill directly into the sea, which makes it among the resort’s most popular Instagram spots, especially as a sunset softly enflames the tips of waves in the background.

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The plants growing on the grounds are far from just ornamental. The pepper is collected and used for essential oils in the spa, along with the aloe vera employed in various treatments. A popular bee farm not far from the resort provides Fusion with honey for use in its three dining locations. It is also sold in the gift shop for those looking to bring home a sweet reminder of their vacation harmoniously spent with nature.

Considering the centrality of nature and green space to the bliss of one’s stay, Fusion places great importance on protecting it. Through small acts like replacing all plastic straws with paper and rice alternatives and abandoning single-use shower essentials, they help each guest leave a much lighter footprint. They also have grander visions, including teaming up with the World Wildlife Foundation and other Phu Quoc resorts to reduce and reuse plastic, as exemplified by the large fish statue on the sand that serves as a receptacle for recovered rubbish. They are also researching a system that will allow them to do away with all plastic bottles used in the resort.

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Whether looking to spend some quality time with friends and family or a special couple’s retreat, the clean, nature-filled expanses of Fusion Phu Quoc make for a perfect setting. The elegant, understated rooms with soothing jet bathtubs and shell-accented walls create a cool environment great for lounging if one prefers the indoors over a private backyard and pool. In contrast, the large grounds foster a variety of activities for the adventurous. Such diverse ways to savor nature and experience serenity make Fusion a truly special destination.

 

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