Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The land of honks, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The land of honks

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... heard of a lot worse.  The next morning we headed to the roof top restaurant for breakfast and our first views of the Ho Chi Minh city skyline. The area is both breathtaking and chaotic. We decided to head out and do some exploring of the city sites. ...

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 ...

The Hunchback of Vietnam, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

The Hunchback of Vietnam

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Saigon - the countdown has begun, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon - the countdown has begun

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Hectic last few ...

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

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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After hearing many bad impressions of Ho Chi Minh we were pleasantly suprised. The traffic is a lot more organised than elsewhere in Viet Nam, although there is still the head aching pollution, and they have even installed traffic lights at a lot of ...

Goodbye Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Goodbye Vietnam

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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... , it was a long way.  We left the haven of Mui Ne at 9:00 am and reached Saigon, as the locals call it, and Ho Chi Min City as the maps and governments call it, about 8:30 pm. This distance of less than 200 km requires an entire day on a bus because ...

Just drawn a million out the bank!!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Just drawn a million out the bank!!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Up early again to get the 7am bus to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Really have enjoyed our time in Cambodia. Siem Reap was fantastic and the chilling out at Sihanoukville was great as well. There is certainly that feeling of wanting to come back one ...

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Vietnam, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - "Same Same"

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

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Vietnam, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - "Same Same" Arrived early afternoon into Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City as it is now known, and our first task was to find a hotel as from here onwards we haven't booked any accommodation..... Using the faithful ...

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