Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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So Long, Saigon, Ho Chi MInh City, Vietnam travel blog

So Long, Saigon

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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Our last few days in SE Asia have been spent in Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City), the former capital of South Vietnam. The city is is rather modern and sprawling and certainly doesn't have the charm of Hanoi's old quarter. The south Vietnamese are ...

Bussed Up, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Bussed Up

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Uneventful, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Uneventful

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... to have had it pretty good. The next stop on the tour was the War Remanents Museum. There were some amazing photos of the Vietnam War, but unfortunately you had to get really close to the picture to read the label. This was a difficult feat as the ...

It doesn't matter, I saw it all last time, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

It doesn't matter, I saw it all last time

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... quietness of Muine it was time to up the ante on all fronts and dive head first into Ho Chi Minh City. This is the heart and soul of Vietnam; a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre, the economic capital and the cultural trendsetter. Formerly known as ...

Prayers that curse, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Prayers that curse

A travel blog entry by smartandsassy

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... nbsp; And the bathroom was fantastic and compact and very well-designed.  Good night, Thailand.  Good morning, Vietnam! Ah, Saigon.  How I missed the endless horn-honking and dangerous street crossing and constant hassling and tiny people ...

Crazy Saigon! Too many scooters!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Crazy Saigon! Too many scooters!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... …..I have mixed feelings of Vietnam.  It was probably my least favorite place to visit.  Maybe it was just Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).  It probably didn’t help that I was starting to get the flu, so I was feeling the body aches ...

Goodbye Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Goodbye Vietnam

A travel blog entry by alexosler

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Our last stop in Veitnam was Ho Chi Minh City, in a lovely (cheap) hotel called Bali Boutique Hotel, highly recommend this to any traveller looking for a place to stay. It's located in district 1 (backpackers haven). The road is buzzing with bars ...

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 ...

Taken aback by the excitement of Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Taken aback by the excitement of Saigon

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... The Vietnamese have such a very strong sense of social cohesion that I really admire about the culture. Whilst in Thailand and Vietnam, I have found it very easy to make contact with the locals... more so than Singapore and Malaysia. There is no ...

Whizzing round SE Vietnam, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - via Nha Trang, Vietnam travel blog

Whizzing round SE Vietnam

A travel blog entry by directgb

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Did the east coast on an open bus ticket, meaning I had paid to go all the way to Saigon, and could jump on or off at any of the major towns. Went to Hue first, and just one day to see the tombs and pagodas and a japanese bridge, with a motorcycling ...

3 Million Mopeds & Tet (Lunar New Year), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

3 Million Mopeds & Tet (Lunar New Year)

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... the lunar New Year which happens to be the biggest holiday of the year..so everybody seemed especially busy, rushing through Ho Chi Minh's Streets with their mopeds and the obligatory Tet yellow flower pots somehow attached to their moto. In a city of ...

Going Underground, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Going Underground

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... the city.  After a quick stop for a new rucksack we found ourselves caught in the rushing flow of mopeds that defines this city.  It was nuts!  The heat and the noise and the revving of engines was dizzying but exhilarating.  Before I ...

Cruising into Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Cruising into Saigon

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... nbsp; The mile walk made us sweat uncontrollably but it was worth it to see this sombre and heart wrenching photographic account of the Vietnam War.  I think the worst part for me was the images of the children, both of then and now, who fell victim ...

Miss Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Miss Saigon

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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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. ...

Cu Chi Coo - Trip day 4, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi Coo - Trip day 4

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... people with no money and no fancy weapons overcame the big guns. All too soon it was time to head to Saigon (now called Ho Chi Minh City but mostly only by the north Vietnamese) and we were immediately struck by the sheer amount of traffic. Up to 6 ...

Crawling through Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam travel blog

Crawling through Tunnels

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... at understanding the locals attempts at English. We were ushered into a room and shown a movie about the Vietnam war and the role of the Cu Chi tunnels. The majority of our group were American war veterans returning to see what Vietnam is like today. ...

Gooood morning Vietnam!!!!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Gooood morning Vietnam!!!!

A travel blog entry by annasam

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... So here are our adventures from Ho Chi Minh City and we will update with tales of Can Tho soon. First things first, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is not for the faint hearted! It made Phnom Penh look positively laid back! The traffic was ...

Saying goodbye to Vietnam!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saying goodbye to Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by beccadonohoe

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Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend! I am in Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam, where I have been for seven whole days! It's been very nice to stay somewhere for so long, since we have been moving a lot for the last couple months. This ...

Cu Chi and Cao Dai, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi and Cao Dai

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... .  Strangely enough, Victor Hugo is recognized as a Saint.  There are believed to be almost 3 million followers in Vietnam, with others scattered around the world.  We attended the noon mass at the Holy See.  Apparently there are ...

American War Crimes, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

American War Crimes

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... the palace as well), which had maps denoting enemies and friends.  Of course the black squiggles of the Ho Chi Minh trail ran all over South Vietnam.  Next was the president's office, a sparsely furnished affair with a stuffed big cat.  ...

The Landlady, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

The Landlady

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City - Granty's Tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City - Granty's Tour

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... Notre Cathedral, the market, stopped for some coconuts and generally just wandered around it was a great day - really loved it here the city had a nice feel to it - not to mention thousands of moped - sooo many - we discovered how to cross the manic ...

Cu Chi Tunnels and Firing an automatic weapon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi Tunnels and Firing an automatic weapon

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh and Mui Ne, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh and Mui Ne

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Jan 20 Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh city and Mui Ne, by the beach) Funny how you can pass one border and suddenly things are different... while in Cambodia, most houses were on stilts and in front of each house, there was this huge brown ...

Like a crazy bunch of devils..., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Like a crazy bunch of devils...

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... prize... and so on. Nobody in our group was able to hit the target. Tired and exhausted we decided to go back to Ho Chi Minh City. I moved my gear to the new hotel and then said my goodbyes to the remaining people from the Cambodian tour at the ...

Back in 'nam, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Back in 'nam

A travel blog entry by martyt

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... was too tempting to turn down. After a day at Cuc Phuong national park I got a 29hr train to Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City). I shared a cabin with two research scientists who could speak some English. At every station a brief history was described on ...

Saigon, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Another long bus journey! Two gingers on the bus busy listening to podcasts. There was no plan for Vietnam but my cheeky brother wanted to squeeze it in! So we worked it into the itinerary! We had a stop for lunch before we hit ...

The War Remnants Museum Again & New Friends, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The War Remnants Museum Again & New Friends

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... and even managed to go for $30 each instead of $32, all leaving on the 10th. Neil decided to do the Cao Dai Temple/Cu Chi Tunnels tour tomorrow.  So I'm quite pleased with the dorm move because I've made some travel buddies for the next few days. So, ...

If you want to get ripped off, go to Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam travel blog

If you want to get ripped off, go to Vietnam

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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... straight into the river at various points, and bits of my Lonely Planet guide which mention to avoid driving anywhere after dark in Vietnam as it was very dangerous went flashing through my head. Felt like I was slowly going mad by this point, and ...

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