Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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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 ...

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 ...

Couldn't Wipe the Smile off His Face, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Couldn't Wipe the Smile off His Face

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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With Rick's birthday present in hand we headed off to the Cu Chi Tunnels outside of Ho Chi Minh City. These tunnels differ from those we visited in Hue (the Vinh Moc Tunnels) as at Cu Chi their sole purpose was guerilla warfare. The tunnels at Vinh Moc ...

Christmas in Saigon!!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Christmas in Saigon!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... spent our Christmas day sight seeing. First we walked to the independence palace which is where the president residence when Vietnam was separated into 2 countries. We spent a few hours walking through the endless function rooms, bedrooms and dinning ...

War Questions Remain Unanswered...., Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam travel blog

War Questions Remain Unanswered....

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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We had only 24 hours in Ho Chi Ming City (formerly Saigon) and made the best of it by taking an organized tour to the Cu Chi tunnels of the Viet Cong a couple of hours north of the city ,then coming back to the city to go to the War Remnants Museum. ...

Andrew watches his Dong in Apocalypse Now!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Andrew watches his Dong in Apocalypse Now!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... older Cumbrian man collared me and told me it was down the street.  Unfortunately that bar was called Good morning Vietnam (he was getting a little confused with his films). We eventually found someone to point us in the right direction and ...

Happy New Year, Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Happy New Year

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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... infilatrate the American & South Vietnamese stronghold in Saigon and eventually win the war). The war museum looks at the American-Vietnam war from an interesting perspective. Despite all the anti-American propaganda, it takes a view of the war through ...

Saigon? Ho Chi Minh City? HCMC? Argh..., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon? Ho Chi Minh City? HCMC? Argh...

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... Hunter, and Good Morning Vietnam. My knowledge of Vietnam was a list of names like Saigon, Khun San, Danang, Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh Trail. My Vietnamese vocabulary consisted of"Didi Mao!" "GI! GI!", and "Me love you long time." My knowledge of ...

Miss Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Miss Saigon

A travel blog entry by bowney

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... round in circless for bloody hours.....but our Patto resolved the situation by treating us all to doughnuts!! Ha ha ha!!! So we leave Vietnam, and am trying to sum the place up.....we I didn't love it as much as I'd thought. Everyone I know who has ever ...

Cyclos in Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Cyclos in Saigon

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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The Lonely Planet states that you should smile when entering Vietnam. Don't cause any hassle. We did this, and even though there was a hold-up for around 5 minutes, we went straight through and picked up our bags. We ran into an American who owned ...

Water Park & Meet the Group, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Water Park & Meet the Group

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... of the bar said we were really loud which was good for his business, so he brought us some free shots!! All is good in Vietnam!! As my legs started to get a little bit rubbery we headed back to the hotel ready for our trip[ to the Mekong Delta ...

15 Vietnamese boys and 1 hairy American, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

15 Vietnamese boys and 1 hairy American

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... and lively city to spend two weeks. After reading the "Dangers and Annoyances" section of Lonely Planet Vietnam, Jill expected Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to be teeming with pickpockets, annoying vendors, and streetkids. This turned out to be not true. In ...

Only thing Vietnam is good for - cheap CDs!, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam travel blog

Only thing Vietnam is good for - cheap CDs!

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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Tuesday 7th October... Realised yesterday that although we've been in Saigon for a couple of days now, we haven't actually seen anything as we've been spending too much time shopping! There's a massive market in copied CDs and DVDs here and they're ...

Get me out of here!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Get me out of here!

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... with me. Being the star of the show, I didn't want to turn away my fans... so I obliged. Lastly, in regards to Ho Chi Minh City, I've never seen so much traffic on one street in my life. Absolutely unbelievable. It felt like I was playing a live ...

Not such a Good Morning, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Not such a Good Morning, Vietnam

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... public bus (with many other foreigners), we set out from the heart of Phnom Penh. Destination: Ho Chi Minh City The drive from P.P. to the Cambodia-Vietnam border was nothing special. Really pretty much the same as the rest of Cambodia. However, ...

Closing Entry for Vietnam, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Closing Entry for Vietnam

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... terms of going back, I would prioritise returning to Saigon, and maybe Hanoi (for the tailoring). The cheap prices make Vietnam a real bargain... but the tourist industry is nowhere as developed as Thailand. So that's Vietnam... I feel as though ...

The Blind Massaging the Blind, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

The Blind Massaging the Blind

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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M-E-N-T-A-L, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

M-E-N-T-A-L

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... of course, though after riding through the psycho-charged kamikaze-arsed traffic for almost an hour to get to the other side of the city to find our bed, the word 'mental' can't be stressed enough. M-E-N-T-A-L. But boy has it made an impression. This ...

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

Ho Chi Minh City

A travel blog entry by borthscouse

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Friday 31st January – Friday 7th February 2014 Ho Chi Minh City I travelled by night bus to Vietnam – the penultimate country of my travels. I was provided with a bed of sorts, but had to share it with a complete stranger, so I ...

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 3rd Apr - 10th Apr, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 3rd Apr - 10th Apr

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... to see the war from the eyes of the Vietnamese. Cu Chi Tunnel – This was about a 1.5 hour drive away from Ho Chi Minh. It’s a network of underground tunnels 250kms long built by the North Vietnamese during the war for combat, storage and ...

Western Saloon Karaoke and more..., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Western Saloon Karaoke and more...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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After our final group dinner a few of us went out to a local Aussie Bar for drinks and hopefully pool. Our expectations were high after our great experiences and choices in Siem Reap. The rugby match was on and the bar was transfixed on all the ...

Saigon sojourn and the mighty Mekong, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon sojourn and the mighty Mekong

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... economy with a growing GDP is not going to threaten the West. And it’s good for business. So, perhaps Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a metropolis going places as the guide book states. Foreign investment and local entrepreneurism has combined to give ...

Vietnam, my homeland, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam, my homeland

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

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... so timid. I just missed the Vietnamese New Year, but hopefully it will still be fun! This is my third time back to Vietnam and still I don't think I know much about my homeland. I'm trying to brush up on my Vietnamese by listening to the Little Saigon ...

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

To Saigon

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... but we were hassled constantly! 16 times in the hour we were there! Not helping me change my initial view of the city. I had had enough of Vietnam so we went to our guesthouse and got a few things sorted. Tour for tomorrow, Cambodian visa and bus ...

Miss Saigon, Ho Chi Mingh City, Vietnam travel blog

Miss Saigon

A travel blog entry by kris

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End of Tour, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

End of Tour

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... , for example, listening to western humour on the bus made it a bit strange that we were actually travelling through Vietnam... I prefer travelling on local transport with local people to make the experience so much more authentic. One of the major ...

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