Travel Blogs from Saigon, Vietnam

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Good Morning Vietnam!, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Good Morning Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... believe in cremation. Another thing that has caught my eye is the Latin based alphabet here in Vietnam, brought over by a French missionary.  After Saigon, I went to Mui Ne, a quiet beach/fishing village known for it's incredible sand dunes. I ...

So who won the war??, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

So who won the war??

A travel blog entry by zee

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... won! We met some alcoholic Canadians- Jen, Charlotte and Jake- en route, who were taking full decadent capitalist advantage of Vietnam's newfound bourgeousie, and spent the rest of our time in Saigon exploring the bars and noodle houses with them. The ...

Capitalist Saigon...but isn't Vietnam communist?, Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Capitalist Saigon...but isn't Vietnam communist?

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: I spent about three weeks in Vietnam during a summer break almost three years ago. It was one of the most naturally beautiful, logistically easy, and cheapest places I had ever visited. So of course it was high on my list of places to bring ...

Saigon Sightseeing, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon Sightseeing

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... wandered for a bit before heading for an open-air ice cream joint. We enjoyed our slightly over priced sundaes while watching Saigon come alive for Friday night. Music was playing and expensive Japanese scooters sped next to cheap Chinese knock-offs (the ...

HCMC - Siagon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

HCMC - Siagon

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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... the gun and shot himself in the head right infront of the rest of the tour group, so for some reason they have decided to close that part of the tour down for the time being!!! Times been great in Vietnam but we must move on, Cambodia here we ...

Everybody Find Your Happy Place, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Everybody Find Your Happy Place

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... years in these tunnels would have been extremely difficult. Perhaps the next SURVIVOR episode should be in Cu Chi...SURVIVOR: Vietnam. We'll see. Back in Saigon, we passed the KFC as the U.S. invades once again with its brand names. Or does it? At ...

Ho Ho Ho, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam travel blog

Ho Ho Ho

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... . Only problem now is that I am carrying round the equivalent of a library-worth of travel books. So are actually leaving Vietnam tomorrow after a great couple of weeks here. Thoroughly recommend it if you are thinking of coming is a great mix of ...

I couldn't Miss Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

I couldn't Miss Saigon

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... bus journey, which apart from drinking with some locals en-route (always seems to happen to me) was uneventful. I arrived in Saigon in darkness, selected a cheap comfortable room, and decided to have a quiet 1st night at a quiet bar watching a game of ...

Miss (and Mr) Saigon...., Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam travel blog

Miss (and Mr) Saigon....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... like 'where do we get the bus' where answered by the taxi's with 'oh, there are no buses', again we are learning about Vietnam fast... Our bus dropped us right in the centre of the cheap hotel district and we got a plush place with fridge and tv etc. ...

Tet, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Tet

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... the darkness of the new moon--the 29th of January. Tet celebrations are about happy endings and auspicious new beginnings. In Vietnam, everyone celebrates their birthday on Tet, so it's easy to remember someone's birthday: "Happy Birthday. It's your ...

Saigon and the Mekong Delta, Saigon and Vinh Long, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon and the Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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... with some cool cats from Saigon. The Ancestors and local thugs - Saigon and  Vinh Long A major purpose for my visit to Vietnam was to travel to the graves of my ancestors to pay respect and thank them all they did to make it possible for me ...

We have arrived, Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a. Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

We have arrived

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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... and her little sixteen year old niece who looked as hip as any of my New Yorker college students. I was actually surprised how modern Vietnam is now since I last visited in '98. The Vietnamese have progressed in such a short time. I dig Saigon and could ...

Keep yourself protected!!!, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Keep yourself protected!!!

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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... take notice of this for they want to keep the city safe, especially for outsiders. Last I recall, the penalty for killing a foreigner in Saigon, was death. Watch your back if you ever go to Saigon. Don't feel too open for you never know who would want to ...

War Remnants Museum, Saigon - HCMC, Vietnam travel blog

War Remnants Museum

A travel blog entry by dane

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... the only image that would not leave my mind.  I mentioned it in an earlier blog.  I had read books on Vietnam, seen gorgeous travel photos, I knew some of its ancient history, but that Pulitzer Prize winning image would always resurface.  ...

Overland to Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Ho Chi Minh Province, Vietnam travel blog

Overland to Vietnam

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... have images in my head of the USA and former USSR. It will be interesting to compare capitalist Thailand with communist Vietnam during the course of this tour - it may yield a more accurate comparison of political doctrine. On arrival in Vietnam's ...

Rambo Part IV, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Rambo Part IV

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... black at times with the guide with the torch being away at the front making him about as useful as a warm jacket in Vietnam. Complementing the tunnels was a firing range to satisfy the Rambo in you complete with M16s, AK-47s and other large machine ...

Hello Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Hello Saigon

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... in WW II -- or was it I? -- when the disparity was in fact two million and then said that 'Úven more Americans died' in Vietnam than the other world war, when that difference was less than 100) but not nearly as noticeable as one might expect. It also ...

Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Handi-crafts Workshop, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Handi-crafts Workshop

A travel blog entry by dane

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... ; I needed no guy in lab coat to quote any statistics to know that Agent Orange and other toxins used during the Vietnam War cause irreperable and atrocious physical and mental damage.  Whatever the specific substance, a huge number of people were ...

Saigon Or Ho Chi Minh City ?, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon Or Ho Chi Minh City ?

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... Norris movies. We lunched at the Rex hotel which is famous for have being the meeting point for all the war correspondents during the Vietnam war. Otherwise that's about all for Saigon. Next Pod - Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam. Love, Nath and ...

VIETNAM, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

VIETNAM

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... and bugs keep dropping off the ceiling and in to the food (yum!). So, we head off to Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam. At Saigon we visit a table top BBQ restaurant where you cook your own food. By now we are quite used to seeing strange things on ...

Vietnamese culture, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnamese culture

A travel blog entry by eric

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... Buddhist.  There are still some differences.  In Thailand, the culture seems more reserved and detached.  Not so in Vietnam.  Very expressive and interested.  When I flew back to Bangkok for my flight home, I found the city ...

Flight to Saigon, Saigon - HCMC, Vietnam travel blog

Flight to Saigon

A travel blog entry by dane

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... nbsp; Such a place costs $10 a night.  Why so cheap?  Because it also provides an orchestra of every cat in Saigon fornicating in loud and reprehensible ways just outside our window.  I never had cats or have been around cats, so the sound ...

Last Stop: Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam travel blog

Last Stop: Saigon

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... . They're gearing up for Tet here; people are out and about preparing for and anticipating the upcoming holiday. The population of Saigon is about 8 million. Although teeming with people, it's not as daunting as Hanoi - our guidebook describes it as ...

Just don't mention the war..., Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Just don't mention the war...

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... are far more interested in making a buck, feeding their family and as Robert Templer says, in a fascinating expose of modern Vietnam called Shadows and Wind, "how they will afford their new Honda Dream scooter". Probably fair enough as the war was over ...

War remnants and another meeting with the Mekong, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

War remnants and another meeting with the Mekong

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... the part of the Delta we were really interested in. But hey-ho, still a lovely day. For our final evening in Saigon, and in Vietnam, we headed out to a local eatery where scorpions, rats, snakes and maggots were just some of the delicacies on offer. ...

Musical Chairs, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Musical Chairs

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... I do for you guys! The bus was one of the more comfortable one I've so far had the pleasure of travelling on in Vietnam although for some reason the conductor was insistent everyone sits as far forward as possible. What this meant was that every time ...

Back To Saigon.., Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Back To Saigon..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Good Morning Vietnam!, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Good Morning Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... totally recommend it to anyone heading this way. There is so much to do and see here, no wonder it's our 5th night in Vietnam and we haven't ventured on yet! We've visited the Fine Arts Museum, Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, the Reunification Palace, War ...

Lost Film!!, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Lost Film!!

A travel blog entry by hughie

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