Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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One Bird Flu Over The Cuckoos Nest, Ho Chi Minh City (2nd visit), Vietnam travel blog

One Bird Flu Over The Cuckoos Nest

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... seen in all its digital flesh for some time, but we had an 8am flight (in Business Class we'll have you know) back to Ho Chi Minh City for four more days of seeing what more it could offer us. Once again a member of staff at the Thienh Thanh hotel had ...

The Traffic Madness of Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The Traffic Madness of Saigon

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... ; And compared to the days of The American War, things are quite peaceful and calm, except for the traffic.  Ho Chi Minh City...or Saigon ...is absolute traffic madness!   There are literally millions of motor scooters in the streets and ...

Sights and Sounds in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Sights and Sounds in Saigon

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... area. It was a really sad day all round, and the effects of those chemicals are still a very real problem for the people of Vietnam today. The next day it was time to say goodbye to Tibbs... Tom and I left him in bed (after jumping in and ...

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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... Happy Tours giving us all an introduction to Vietnam! The rep made the remaining two hour journey from the border to Ho Chi Minh City very entertaining, by singing songs, teaching us Vietnamese phrases and explaining some of the history of Saigon; now ...

The Reunification Express to Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The Reunification Express to Saigon

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... the station to get our heads together. What a rude hour to arrive in a new city!  Saigon Xin Cho from Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City! We’d bundled off Reunification Express at 4am and sat in the station waiting to come round. 5am, after a few ...

Just Passin' Thru, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Just Passin' Thru

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon is a bustling mega-city. Vietnam's capitol, Hanoi, in the north cannot compare when you look at the wealth of Saigon. But missing in Saigon is the Vietnamese charm that only the country's capitol ...

The City with Two Names, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The City with Two Names

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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Ho Chi Minh City was formally called Saigon and was renamed when the country was reunified in 1975. We have found that everyone still calls it Saigon so we will also still refer to it as this. Saigon was previously controlled by the USA and was the ...

Vietnam Business Capital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam Business Capital

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC; also known as Saigon) with its over 5 million people runs a continuous soundtrack of cell phones, horns honking (motorbikes & cars), and buildings going up all around, signaling another day in the "business capital" of the ...

Sleeping Pills and Swedish Scrabble, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Sleeping Pills and Swedish Scrabble

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... bit perilous, and that motorbikes are hazardous to one's health, Jan and I booked bus tickets for our journey south to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). So after one more day enjoying the giant frogger game that is the Old Quarter, we boarded our ...

Visit with Room to Read, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Visit with Room to Read

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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I never got around to write about my visit, so just pictures from Vietnam. On the other hand, here is a story I did on a girl from Northen Vietnam who did not have the chance to go to school: ...

Tour of Duty Free, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Tour of Duty Free

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... 'd seen this year. It was clear we were only just clinging to our sanity. 10/1 09:00 hours. 98 degrees. Saigon, Vietnam. Our first tour of duty around the battleground in temperatures and polution weve never before experienced in all our years serving ...

Hello Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Hello Saigon

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... three weeks ago. The city, though, certainly has a grasp of its history. After arriving in what is officially now called Ho Chi Minh City at 5 am, I found a hotel, relaxed for a little and headed to the War Remnants Museum. There was certainly a bias to ...

Saigon Arrival, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon Arrival

A travel blog entry by kally563

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After some bumpy plane rides and losing the entire day of May 5th, we have arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, better known to many as Saigon. It was nice to have two medium length flights rather than one long transpacific flight and sleeping most of the way ...

Trip-tastic temple and tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Trip-tastic temple and tunnels

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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We arrived back from our tropical paradise with a bump into the metropolis that is Ho Chi Minh City: home of seven million motorbikes. That afternoon we revisited our favourite cafe Sozo (the one where eating a muffin helps local people) before a bit of ...

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 ...

Lazy day coz it's Sunday!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Lazy day coz it's Sunday!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... fastest mouse in all Mehico was mentioned, but I think it will most likely be "Trumpity Trumpity - Speedy Gone Arse Less, the fastest sh*t in all Vietnam" by tomorrow!! We shall see. Tomorrow we will meet our new group for our 3 week tour of ...

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 ...

No stop Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

No stop Saigon

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... of the visit to the museum was to see that how many civilians were killed in a war that was never won. During the Vietnam War 3 million Vietnamese were killed, among those 2 million civilians, in addition 2 million people were injured and 300,000 went ...

Uneventful day in HCMC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Uneventful day in HCMC

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We decided to get a taxi to the airport for our first fight on Vietnam Air to Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon as it was previously known). On the flight the guy in front of Rick put his seat back as far as he could, right into his knees. On takeoff we flew ...

Days 79-80:  Olympics & The Immigration Officer, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Days 79-80: Olympics & The Immigration Officer

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... by our traffic circle one last time watching the scooters roll by, slurped at some pho and digested a final dose of Ho Chi Minh's madness. I wanted to give Apocalypse Now Club another visit but was rightly dissuaded by a schedule-conscious Jeff who feared ...

Good Morning Vietnam!!!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Good Morning Vietnam!!!

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hello and Good Morning from Nam, Our first stop is to Ho Chi Minh (HCMC or simply Saigon) for two nights. As soon as we stepped foot in Vietnam we were confronted with the loud, overbearing, stiffling chaos with the constant background noise of million ...

Gooood Morning Vietnam!, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh Province, Vietnam travel blog

Gooood Morning Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... room followed by a nice hot shower I really felt like Robin Williams when he'd shout "Gooood Morning Vietnam!" First full day in Ho Chi Minh City. What better way to start than breakfast at Pho 2000, where President Bill Clinton also tried the ...

Flight to Saigon, Saigon - HCMC, Vietnam travel blog

Flight to Saigon

A travel blog entry by dane

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... a cool little apartment building that housed more permenant tenants than travelers.  It also had a great rooftop garden and a view of the city.  It also had AC, a fridge, Cable TV, and internet in the room.  Such a place costs $10 a ...

Saigon - Day 108, Ho chi minh city, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon - Day 108

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... 40km north-west of Saigon. The Vietcong build a network of 256km tunnels here to fight and hide from the Americans in the Vietnam war. Our guide for the day was a Vietnamese man who fought for the Americans during the war, he had some interesting stories ...

It's called Saigon!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

It's called Saigon!

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... 's not hard to see why the war was so unpopular in America, the museum almost acts as an Anti-American exhibition (although Vietnam no longer bears a grudge). The museum also has real bombs, guns and mines to look at. Outside there are helicopters, planes ...

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

Last Stop: Saigon

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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So, we were off on the open bus once again yesterday, travelling from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). We left about an hour late, but this time, however, we also arrived at our destination over two hours late. The countryside became much drier ...

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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... my backpack, so it would be best that another lucky shopper take her home instead. That, in essence, was my time in Ho Chi Mihn City - glamourous and glitzy as a Broadway production, liberal and progressive as probably no other place in Vietnam can be. It ...

Back to Ho Chi Minh City - and to bed!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Back to Ho Chi Minh City - and to bed!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... dropped off the boat, not literally of course coz that would be stupid! Just at the boat staion where we got our bus back to Ho Chi Minh City. When we got back to the hotel, Lorna and I just collapsed in bed for a couple of hours....to sleep you dirty ...

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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... to another busy city - this time Vietnam's biggest, at about 7 million people. Before the short morning flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by most people, it seems) on Tuesday the 2nd, we had arranged our two scheduled days there ...

Andrew gets his dong out in the bank, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Andrew gets his dong out in the bank

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Anyway we wake up in Vietnam and decide it's time to get some local currency (The Vietnamese Dong). Having no knowledge of exchange rates we couldn't resist but to get 1 million Dongs out. (Turns out it is only about 35 Pounds) At last we are ...

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