Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Doing Vietnam: the highlands and the coast, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Doing Vietnam: the highlands and the coast

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... a beach straight from the Fa and Bounty commercials. Life was good. S-S-S-S-SAIGON With a half a day to spare in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), I wandered between the French era cathedral and train station, and the royal palace which was the ...

Get in the hole!!!!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Get in the hole!!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... the Americans and Southern Vietnamese (AKA the puppet army).  The tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.  They lived within ...

Casualty In Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam travel blog

Casualty In Saigon

A travel blog entry by meandher

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12 - 18 September Ho Chi ...

S-S-S-S-Saigon, Saigon. (for Paul Hardcastle fans), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

S-S-S-S-Saigon, Saigon. (for Paul Hardcastle fans)

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Got up for breakfast and then decided to have a walk round the City. First stop was the War Remnants Museum which was really good. There was loads of memorabilia from the war including tanks, planes, helicopters etc. There is also an internal part to the ...

Nha Trang to Hoi Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Nha Trang to Hoi Chi Minh City

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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The bus journey from Nha Trang to Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City to give it it's correct Sunday afternoon name) was fairly uneventful.  It was a gazillion times better than the last one as a) it was daytime so we were able to look at the scenery, b) as ...

"You like, good price, Happy Hour"

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... be some rich helmet sellers out there!   We spent the rest of the day on foot, taking in all the usual tourist sights. Ho Chi Ming City Museum - which we were to find out was a very popular place to have wedding photographs done (we counted 6 in the ...

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

Good Morning Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... Play the Loudest Music?" - Based on the fact that our hearing is now slightly muffled. So here we are in Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon. It's a chaotic, heaving and noisy place. We've never seen so many motorcyclists on the roads ...

Day one and already I'm breaking the rules, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Day one and already I'm breaking the rules

A travel blog entry by smartandsassy

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... by the War Remnants Museum which was a little overwhelming, to be honest.  I'm glad I went, I learned a lot about the American/Vietnam War, however, I will have those images burned into my brain for life.  Oof.  We drove around a lot, ...

Stuck in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Stuck in Saigon

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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My first full day in Vietnam I spent in a hospital. I had come across the border in a share taxi with a German couple with an attitude problem and I had stomach pains. In Chau Doc, I was convinced by worried parents that I should not go to the little ...

Good Morning Vietnam!, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Good Morning Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... 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 Remnants Museum and sampled some pho (Vietnamese noodle soup - yum). The Reunification Palace was ...

Lost Film!!, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Lost Film!!

A travel blog entry by hughie

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Lost ...

News from Australia today, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

News from Australia today

A travel blog entry by paul

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Checking the Australian news today. Hmmmm. Doesn't make the government of Australia seem very good. TRAGEDY MARS DAY OF HEALING26.5.2005. 08:38:37 Personal tragedy has overshadowed the annual National Day of Healing, dedicated to recognising ...

Separated at Birth?, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Separated at Birth?

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... there according to the guarantee notice, but we did decide that Colonial Sanders bears a striking resemblance to the famous Ho Chi Minh, who's face is plastered about everywhere here. We headed back to the tourist strip near our hotel then watched a ...

Spelt Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Spelt Ho Chi Minh City

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... advanced road crossing now - same as Hanoi, except streets are wider. Friday 6th August 2004 Visited the Cu Chi tunnels - you've seen them on every Vietnam war movie - and they gave the VC effective control of the area, just 40km from Saigon. The ...

Happy Birthday to Kate!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Happy Birthday to Kate!

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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Flight into Ho Chi Minh from Denang. We are prepared. Booked a taxi, know what we're doing once we get to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) - we'll get a pre-booked taxi. Done. Get to the airport in ultra quick time, two hours to the flight. Efficient. A man comes up ...

Southern Vietnam, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Southern Vietnam

A travel blog entry by eric

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... me.  Ended up taking many rolls of pictures.  The four I went to were The War Remnants Museum, The Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, The History Museum and The Fine Arts Museum.  The buildings alone are worth the price of admission.  One ...

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

Memoirs

A travel blog entry by will

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... it was smooth sailing and I now have a three month extendable working visa (supposedly). All in all, the overnighter in Ho Chi Minh City wasn't an ideal experience for me. Not because things went wrong (apart from being unable to find an iTrip), but ...

Vietnamese Backstreet, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnamese Backstreet

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Final stop in Vietnam (Saigon), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Final stop in Vietnam (Saigon)

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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To be honest, Vietnam was so long ago now, and so much has happened since, it's going to be difficult to describe what Saigon was like (I haven't even written it up in my diary yet...). I arrived early morning as always, another easy bus journey ...

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

Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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We arrive into Ho Chi Minh City (formally known as Saigon) just as Vietnam have pummelled Brunei 8-0 at football in the South East Asia Games - our taxi driver politely informs us that the journey might take longer than usual due to the busyness of the ...

So this is communism?, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam travel blog

So this is communism?

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... hammer-and-sickle flag on that lamppost? First let's erase all those cold-war stereotypes from your head. Here in Ho Chi Minh City (the pre-war name was Saigon), there are no squat concrete buildings, boiled potatoes and elderly babushka-wearing ...

No more buses....., Saigon/Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam travel blog

No more buses.....

A travel blog entry by hils

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... does begin to do your head in after a while. I've also learnt a lot about the history of Vietnam and how they've been constantly at war. Cambodia is going to be an interesting contrast to Vietnam which I'm really looking forward to. Hils ...

Phnom Pehn & Saigon - Day 107, Ho chi minh city, Vietnam travel blog

Phnom Pehn & Saigon - Day 107

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Left Phnom Pehn by bus at 9am this morning to visit country number 9, Vietnam. First stop Ho Chi Minh City or to use it's more commonly used name, Saigon.   Arrived in Saigon mid-afternoon. Found a guesthouse down a tiny ally off the Pham Ngu Lao ...

Tryin' to keep the customer satisfied, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Tryin' to keep the customer satisfied

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Cu Chi kicks ass and feeling at home in Saigon, Saigon and Cu Chi Village, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi kicks ass and feeling at home in Saigon

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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... and an avid globe-trotter. She's been all over Asia and says India has her heart. She also taught English in Korea. After visiting Vietnam for a couple weeks she picked up and moved here to teach English (found a job in two weeks of deciding to move ...

The south: Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The south: Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... seen in a couple of weeks, and we recognized how fortunate we were.  We flew late at night towards the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City we found to be surprisingly liberal compared to the rest of ...

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

Ho Chi Minh

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... fought from during the war. our guide looked vietnamese but actually had spent most of his life in america and came back to vietnam to fight against the VC. he gave us the other side of the story....basically war is evil, whoever and whatever you ...

What are you looking for?, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

What are you looking for?

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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... the birth of a large number of deformed babies. On Monday, I went on a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels, dug by the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam war to hold out, hide and attack the Americans/South Vietnamese from. We were allowed to walk through ...

Good Morning Vietnam, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Good Morning Vietnam

A travel blog entry by anelegantchaos

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... up the coast of this great country, we will also take you on a culinary journey, as we eat and drink the pleasures that Vietnam can offer. Due to colonial influence from the French and Chinese, just about everything we have ever wanted to try is on offer, ...

What's this place really called?!?, Saigon a.k.a. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

What's this place really called?!?

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... entries are trunkated versions of my time going from south to north... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh city/HCMC) was CRAZY with traffic, dust, heat, noise and people ...

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