Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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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 ...

Apocolypse now!, HCMC, Vietnam travel blog

Apocolypse now!

A travel blog entry by fourwego

... fish with a spicy sauce and learnt how to roll a spring roll... then feasted! As an end to our time in Ho Chi Mihn city we ventured into town for a few drinks and bumped into a group of Mekong delta doctors celebrating there colleagues achievements in ...

Mighty Mekong Mission, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Mighty Mekong Mission

A travel blog entry by yelleandjon

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After our two consecutive night busses we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City at about 6am, very tired and even more sweaty!  We had booked a hotel but it took a while to locate as everyone on the street tries to coax you to different guest houses for ...

Ho Chi Minh City 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Ho Chi Minh City 1

A travel blog entry by aandl

We took the "Mekong Express Limousine Bus" from Pnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (Only USA $12 per person) - and, in fact, it was excellent! ... 6 hours, comfortable, smooth and organised passing through Cambodian and Vietnam passport/visa controls, and even ...

Loving life in the real world, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Loving life in the real world

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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... 24 hours of sleep, with the sun pouring in the window at 6.30am, it was probably time to get up wasn't it? Out in the city by 7am, we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and managed to hop aboard a tour to the Cu Chi tunnels by 8am. Not bad, I say. Arriving at ...

Oh Saigon I love you..., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Oh Saigon I love you...

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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... that's what we were looking for! In fact we were on the hunt for a cheap pair of trainers, which are made here in Vietnam and therefore sell for a fraction of the price compared to the likes of the UK or Australia. Perched on the back of some motorbike ...

Museum and train ride, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Museum and train ride

A travel blog entry by worldtrip_kp

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... "table" BBQ.. Bacon with cheese, Curry Chicken.. Beef with 5 spices.. A nice good meal before we went for our train trip.. Train trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang.. A 17 hour trip.. Cost $42 USD a person.. What to say.. ;) It was a long trip.. But the ...

Nevermind Tours - Motorbiking VietNam - blog 2 SGN, SaiGon, Vietnam travel blog

Nevermind Tours - Motorbiking VietNam - blog 2 SGN

A travel blog entry by nevermind_tours

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... to SGN but all good because the flight (VN Airlines) was less than half full. Plenty of room to stretch out and dose. Ho Chi Min City (formerly SaiGon for those who can remember and is still known as SaiGon to the true locals) Is a Fantastic City ...

halong bay - written in saigon, on mum's bday!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

halong bay - written in saigon, on mum's bday!

A travel blog entry by vickz_2

... going to happen that i couldn't help but feel that maybe it had been staged, but sean assures me that no security guard in vietnam, in his right mind, has the time to sit about playing games with the monkeys to entertain the falang - of all people! ...

Flower show, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Flower show

A travel blog entry by gogotrek

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Friendly faces As I exited Ho Chi Minh Airport, I was bombarded with a sea of people waiting for their relatives who were returning for the Chinese New Year. The place looked like an open air market where people jostling for their goods. There were ...

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam

A travel blog entry by 000007428

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January 27- Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)January 28- Cu Chi TunnelsJanuary 29-30- Mekong DeltaJanuary 31- February 3- Mui ...

Saigon... Or is it Ho Chi Minh City?, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon... Or is it Ho Chi Minh City?

A travel blog entry by dwarner

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... was not liberated but destroyed and thats why people originating from the South call it Saigon and all others refer to it as Ho Chi Minh City. With that said, I went to the museum and lasted only an hour. The gruesome, uncensored pictures were a little ...

'Miss Saigon', Hoi Chi Minh, Vietnam travel blog

'Miss Saigon'

A travel blog entry by leonienorris

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From the flooded town of Mui Ne we headed to Hoi Chi Minh city (HCMC), the old capitol. Hanoi was then made the capitol after the Vietnamese war, and the South wasn't allowed to have the capitol, anyway! As we were only there for a day we squeezed as ...

Vietnam War & Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam War & Tunnels

A travel blog entry by hilaryramsey

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After today I want to go & buy Vietnam war movies and watch them after finding out more about the war here that happened in the 70's. We Grabbed a bakery item down the road for breakfast as we caught the 8am bus to visit the Cu Chi war ...

1 More night in Asia! (or so I thought...), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

1 More night in Asia! (or so I thought...)

A travel blog entry by strawberryk

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I made it across the border ok and back into Vietnam and back to the road where the backpackers stay in Ho Chi Minh. I was approached by a lady who owns a guesthouse so I went along with her and got a really nice room for $7 instead of the $15 that the ...

First weekend in the city!, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

First weekend in the city!

A travel blog entry by chessdennis

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... to experience, it was also very touristy (which I suppose shouldn't have surprised me seeing as its one of the most famous sites in Vietnam). We started in a thatched hut where a large map of the area, a cross-section of the tunnels and a short black and ...

From one city of bicycles to another, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

From one city of bicycles to another

A travel blog entry by toniandrachel

... one just right around the corner from where we were standing. Having fulfilled our coffee-craving, we were now on our way to Ho Chi Minh. Of course, all the taxi drivers at the airport were more than happy to offer us a ride and I'm sure we were ripped ...

Noisy and Nosey, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Noisy and Nosey

A travel blog entry by toniandrachel

... and apparently the third is even narrower, but can provide an escape to the nearby Mekong river. At night time in Ho Chi Minh, the city is even more crazed than during the day. Many more bikes (we didn't think it was possible) and people harassing you ...

Excuse Me, Your Roaches Are Beginning to Smell...., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Excuse Me, Your Roaches Are Beginning to Smell....

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... ; It is remarkable how you get used to the poverty and bleakness and it starts to lose its edge.  Seeing the vibrancy of Vietnam was a stark difference.  Met a GH tout at the bus stop and he took the New Zealanders to the Hotel they had booked ...

Miss Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Miss Saigon

A travel blog entry by roninsurfer

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Well....sadly we had to leave the lovely beach town of Nha Trang. During the last two days we went on a boat trip of some nearby island, and snorkeled around a bit. It was great to be in the water, although there was not much to see in the way of marine ...

Ben Thanh Market & Sozo, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Ben Thanh Market & Sozo

A travel blog entry by jaykythlionas

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... . We saw SO MANY PEOPLE! It was incredible - words cannot do it justice. It seemed every Vietnamese person was out with a Vietnam flag on their motorbikes. We saw 60,000 people at least, and that's not even a good estimate, there was probably over a ...

Adventures and Misadventures in the deep south, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Adventures and Misadventures in the deep south

A travel blog entry by amdouet

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... time to see more.  So with tearful good-byes until later, Kimberly and Sabrina headed off to the beach and I left for Ho Chi Minh City (official name)/Saigon (as it is often referred to).  Those are the answers to your trivia - 10 points if you ...

The Last Sunset, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

The Last Sunset

A travel blog entry by nonlinear

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Well last night I watched my last sunset on Phu Quoc island. It was a beautiful end to an amazingly relaxing week. Unfortunately I had to depart before Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, which I was assured to be a grand production. The bungalows that ...

Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon

A travel blog entry by quefew

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... religion' fusing Budhism, Islam, Christianity, Confucism... and the end result is some crazy cult that has 2 million followers in South Vietnam. The cult worship a giant eye with a weird eyebrow in order to stop the cycle of reincarnation. Its hard not to ...

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