Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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The city of chaos, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The city of chaos

A travel blog entry by cobi

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... . Making Singapore the gateway to Asia is almost cruel to other countries, they can't help but look shabby in comparison. Although I doubt Ho Chi Minh City would look pristine in comparison to the bottom of a rock. Like the bottom of a rock the city it ...

Bodged up River Trip, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Bodged up River Trip

A travel blog entry by directgb

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Well buggered things up slightly this morning, as I had set my clock wrong. Unfortunately my travel clock actually doesnt travel! - too much motion and it resets itself so I set it last night according to a test screen page on the TV which showed an ...

Leaving Cambodia, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Leaving Cambodia

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 74 - Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City Another un-horrific bus journey (actual travelling wise anyway) and we've arrived in Saigon. Like I say, the travelling was fine despite the best efforts of the bumpy Cambodian roads (the Vietnamese roads are ...

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

Ho Chi Minh City

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 75 - Ho Chi Minh City I arose early this morning (admittedly with the assistance of the alarm clock) and resisted the temptation to scream "Good morning Vietnaaaaaaammmm!". Just. HCMC (or Saigon as it is still referred to by practically all the ...

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

Last Stop in Vietnam

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... 're fed some information (via a lot of really good photographs) and some propaganda. Better off to read 'Idiot's Guide to the Vietnam War' available at Borders Books!! It still is amazing to be here and to see a different perspective and photos taken by ...

Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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Ho Chi Minh City-Saigon 16th&20th to 22nd January 2009 We have decided to take the easy option and jump on a cheap Jet Star flight to Saigon. At Saigon airport we took a metered taxi, note the word 'metered' unlike the majority of Hanoi taxis whose ...

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

Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... . All while our bus trundles through the crowded streets of the cities third name - motorbike city (the other 2 names being Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon if you're a southerner.)   11:04 Our first stop was actually another handicapped handicrafts ...

Jul 31, 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Jul 31, 2013

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Saigon and the summing up of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon and the summing up of Vietnam

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... " Which from what we now know among other words means 'challenging.' You (the reader) will have noticed whilst reading this Vietnam blog that the words overcharged, scammed and ripped off appears often. Of course in most countries this is common for ...

Last stop in Vietnam... Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Last stop in Vietnam... Saigon

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... buildings which make the centre interesting to visit.  There is the Rex Hotel where the journalists were briefed during the Vietnam War, City Hall and an Opera House which all have good French architecture.  We drop by the market on our way ...

Tourist Paradise, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Tourist Paradise

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... the end of World War II, Ho Chi Minh received financial assistance from the US to be used against the invading Japanese. Ho Chi Minh means "Bringer of Light". The Tet Offensive was the turning point of the Vietnam War. On the lunar new year, in ...

Beer Hoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Beer Hoi

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... (woo hoo), then as we were all feeling a little lazy (ok, hungover) we rented out cyclos and did a 2 hr tour of the city, taking in some pagodas and the reunification palace. (For those who are unaware, a cyclo is a bike with a throne like seat attached ...

Saigon by Vespa, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon by Vespa

A travel blog entry by greenfamily

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... on buffet breakfast jostling with hundreds of Asians wanting food NOW, we headed downstairs to meet our guides for the morning from Vietnam Vespa Adventures. Our guide Dat was waiting for us and took us outside where 3 very cool little Vespas were parked ...

Lazy Day Roundabouts, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Lazy Day Roundabouts

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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I have very little to say today, I did even less than yesterday! And not because I'm traumatised and hiding, no, I'm so over that now, and fine, it's just that as I'm going to be full steam ahead for the next week I thought I'd make the most of a day of ...

There's Something About Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

There's Something About Saigon

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... were originally built by the South Vietnamese to evade the French and were later expanded as a key tactical strategy during the Vietnam War.  Crouching inside, sweating, with Jason’s head and heart pounding, it was beyond our imaginations to ...

Saigon calling..., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon calling...

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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13:56 I checked out today as I'm heading to Saigon. The people of the south still call it that as the name Ho Chi Minh City is a bit of a 'well we won the war so we'll rub it in by calling your capital the name of the person half the population left the ...

Last day in Siem Reap, off to Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Last day in Siem Reap, off to Vietnam

A travel blog entry by greenfamily

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... was sad to be leaving a place we'd grown to love in a very short space of time. After a quick flight, we landed in Ho Chi Minh city and were at once assaulted by the noise, sound, smells and sheer volume of people.  It was somewhat of a culture ...

Scary Scams, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Scary Scams

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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11:41 I slept alone last night, and just before 9 a group of people arrived. I went for breakfast and decided to take a walk round to see what I found. Of course walking is the surest way to be accosted by motorbike and cyclo men wanting to take you ...

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

Ho Chi Minh City

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Days 76 - 77 - Ho Chi Minh City I had no pre-conceived ideas as to what Ho Chi Minh City would offer but I have been impressed thus far. I knew there would be hassles but they are never as bad as you fear. sure you are offered allsorts of merchandie ...

Hanging with Uncle Ho, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Hanging with Uncle Ho

A travel blog entry by chris-marianne

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... sure why - we haven't been particularly busy. Just lazy I guess. So this one's for all the way back when we were in Ho Chi Minh city, also know as Saigon (even by the locals - I don't think they're doing back-flips about their "liberation" yet). The ...

More of HCMC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

More of HCMC

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 78 - Ho Chi Minh City Our second day trip - this time to the Mekong Delta and we were fortunate to land ourselves another decent guide (Hoang - used to be a VJ on Vietnamese MTV (verified by the fact all the younger people recognise him) but had to ...

May 12 2008, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

May 12 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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... conference hall.  The second floor has a map room, the office of the president of the republic of Vietnam, the president's international reception room, the national reception room, the vice-president's reception room, credentials presentation room, ...

Markets, Cu Chi Tunnels & Water Puppets, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Markets, Cu Chi Tunnels & Water Puppets

A travel blog entry by greenfamily

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... ; After an incredible couple of hours we boarded the boat to take us back to Saigon (it seems no one there calls it Ho Chi Minh City) and were treated to a lunch of local Vietnamese cuisine which was delicious. I found the trip fascinating, it was a ...

May 11 2008, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

May 11 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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... and seemed to pass out, the flight was over before we knew it, although we arrived about 40 minutes late.  We survived Vietnam customs and picked up our bags quickly.  We walked out looking for the driver we arranged for to our hotel.  ...

The End, Quận 1, Vietnam travel blog

The End

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... lost count of how many hours I've spent on a bus. Since the last blog I had travelled from southern Cambodia to Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam. That included an overnight stop in a home stay in the middle of the Vietnamese countryside and at least 12 hours ...

Indigestible Capitalism, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Indigestible Capitalism

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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Took the 9.40am Jetstar flight to Ho Chi Minh City (HCM). The airport in Hue was similar to the Milas Airport in Turkey. It was run efficiently and the staff spoke good English. My Boeing 747 took off promptly.We were in HCM 1 hour and 10 minutes ...

May 14-15 2008, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

May 14-15 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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We decided to sleep in because our bed is so comfortable.  Having no outside window doesn't make it any easier to get up.  Our room is pretty dark with the lights off.  We finally got up and went for some breakfast/lunch at Brew ...

Long wait.........., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Long wait..........

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 146 ; Ended up waiting an extra hour and a half for our bus all because the people running them don't have a clue what is going on, didn't end up too bad, we got a free upgrade!! To sleeper and as the girls who got on the other bus we were ment to ...

AK47...., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

AK47....

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... ve had a full, fun day and it was really cool to see the way they hang out and use these parks at night, not sure what city life is like back home but can't imagine you could wander through the park late and night and wander up to a group of strangers and ...

May 13 2008, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

May 13 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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We thought today we would go to the War Remnants Museum.  We got up early and had our included breakfast at the hotel, which was made up of tea, juice and a toasted baguette.  A bit stingy we thought.  We then made our way north of the ...

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