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Cold Cabbage Soup & Crazy Bus Drivers

VIETNAM | Thu, 8 Jun 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [240]

The next morning we checked into our next hotel. We only had one night here. And thank God! The place was awful. It had damp on 3 of the walls, you could see the mould patches. You could even smell the damp the second you walked through the door. Thankfully ... Read more >

Tags: buses, crazy drivers, food, guest house, ho chi minh, hostel, rain, travel, vietnam, wanderlust

Photos: Good morning Vietnam!

VIETNAM | Tue, 19 Jan 2016 | By finally | Photo Gallery

FRONTIÈRE VIETNAMIENNE Le passage de la frontière vietnamienne a été encore l'occasion d'une nouvelle aventure comme d'ailleurs à chaque traversée de frontière. Bien que nous avions déjà les visas pour le Vietnam dans nos passeports, nous avons dû tout ... Read more >
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Tags: frontière, ho chi minh, saigon, scooters, vietnam

Dia 2 Ho Chi Minh a Phan Tiet

VIETNAM | Sat, 8 Aug 2015 | By mtzivan | Views [281]

Dia 2 Me levante temprano y me fui a desayunar; pedi unos huevos con tomate y me los sirvieron revueltos y con palillos. Fui a cambiar dinero y me volvi millonario… el tipo de cambio es de 1200 por 1 peso asi que como cambie como 8mil pesos ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, motorcycle, phan thiet

#hi5sallround

VIETNAM | Tue, 24 Mar 2015 | By youngjo23 | Views [231]

Yay I'm a teacher!! (Teacher Jonanana apparently)   Backtrack a few months, after a fab time at home and skiing with the  fam for Xmas (first ... Read more >

Tags: city living, english teaching, ho chi minh

Photos: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Thu, 24 Apr 2014 | By hapakuna | Flickr Photo Gallery

from Saigon to Hanoi - winter trip to the land of spring rolls
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Tags: ha long bay, hanoi, hapakuna, ho chi minh, hue, ninh binh, saigon, spring rolls, tam coc, vietnam

Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City 17 - 21 Sept

VIETNAM | Fri, 20 Sep 2013 | By scubastephb | Views [267]

17 September So we arrrive at Ho Chi Minh (HCM) airport and get in the inveitable queue for our visas - we have our letter of approval and our forms filled out and clutching them and our photos we make our way to the counter - forms handed over and ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, vietnam

Vietnam part 1: a snapshot

VIETNAM | Thu, 17 Jan 2013 | By kirsty_nz | Views [938] | Comments [1]

Eleven days ago I arrived in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. Travelling with a Gecko’s tour group by train, bus, boat, taxi and bike, we went from cold to boiling hot, north to south: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Na Trang, Saigon and Ben Tre. It has been a whirl-... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, history, ho chi minh, people, vietnam, worship

Hanoi, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Tue, 20 Nov 2012 | By sglass | Views [1341]

Welcome to Hanoi! As the capital of Vietnam, this city is rich with history, culture, attractions and has an overall great atmosphere. We took an 8-hour overnight bus from Phong Nha Farmstay and rolled into the massive, exhaust-filled bus station around ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi, ho chi minh, hoan kiem lake, markets, mausoleum, museum, old quarter, street food, vietnam, water puppet

Ho Chi Minh City Part 2- The Sights

VIETNAM | Fri, 15 Jun 2012 | By sglass | Views [838]

Since we spent so much time in Ho Chi Minh (our first week) and it's so huge we thought it deserved a little more space. We stayed in a number of different hotels in the Dong Khoi and Pham Ngu Lao neighborhoods- both in the center of the city or "... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon)

VIETNAM | Wed, 6 Jun 2012 | By sglass | Views [670] | Comments [1]

Sorry we've been slow on the updates all- internet is a little trickier over here than we'd planned and Vietnam blocks Facebook! But we've ventured into Cambodia now where, surprisingly, we've had better luck with wifi!? So here we are! (More to come ... Read more >

Tags: city, ho chi minh, motos, nightlife, saigon, traffic, vietnam

Royal Saigon Guest House

VIETNAM | Thu, 2 Feb 2012 | By j9vanlog | Views [664]

On my recent trip to Vietnam I pre-booked at a hotel near Pham Ngu Lao street in Ho Chi Minh for 30$ per night. My flight was arriving after 10pm and I didn't want the hassle of searching for accommodation after arrival so I settled on this family-... Read more >

Tags: accommodation, budget, guest house, ho chi minh, saigon

Jetlagged

VIETNAM | Sat, 7 May 2011 | By scottjohnson1 | Views [288]

So with about 20 hours of flying plus a 5 hour layover in Seoul's airport, I am exhausted! The trip over was fairly uneventful, which I suppose is a good thing. I was amazed at the amount of high end clothing/apparel stores in Seoul's airport. All I ... Read more >

Tags: airport, arrival, ho chi minh, jetlag

7/3/10 Terri

VIETNAM | Sun, 7 Mar 2010 | By terrihorner | Views [567] | Comments [5]

Flight to HCM, following a terential/scary downpour and thunder in KL, was great. Visa process wasn't though. We were last to get through as unwelcoming officials to country decided to take their time and not clearly explain what we needed to do.All ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh

Saigon, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wed, 9 Dec 2009 | By missy_carrie_gee | Views [1190] | Comments [1]

This place is a crazy, hyper-active, energized, cosmopolitan city with mopeds galore. There’s 3 million + mopeds here and 8 million residents. It’s busy, dirty, hectic, and loud, yet residents and visitors LOVE it! I do. I’m having a blast so far. ... Read more >

Tags: food, ho chi minh, kids, massage, mopeds, saigon, war remnants museum

Random Sights in Saigon

VIETNAM | Wed, 2 Dec 2009 | By missy_carrie_gee | Views [832]

Here's some random and amazing sights I came across in Saigon: I walked into Sheseido, a really expensive skin care store, which sells face wash for $50 US, and the make-up lady is picking her nose. DIGGING for treasure. For about 30 seconds while ... Read more >

Tags: bizarre, ho chi minh, saigon, sights, vietnam

Handicrafts by handicaps.

VIETNAM | Tue, 1 Dec 2009 | By dondealban | Views [4770] | Comments [2]

On the way to the Cu Chi Tunnels, our bus stopped by a lacquer painting shop. The paintings and other handicrafts were assembled by handicapped people, mostly war victims who were no longer eligible to work in offices or farms but who still wanted ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, lacquer painting, people, vietnam

Stop. Look. Listen.

VIETNAM | Sat, 28 Nov 2009 | By dondealban | Views [749]

...and especially before crossing the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). These motorbikes are ubiquitous in Saigon, their traffic--oftentimes en masse--make it quite challenging to get across the street. This particular photo was ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, street life, vietnam

Hot in Hanoi

VIETNAM | Tue, 28 Jul 2009 | By matsmith | Views [587]

Yesterday we did a lot of exploring in the city and it just got hotter and hotter - the weather websites said it was 37, but feeling like 50! The city is really interesting and bustling with life. The people are really friendly and everything is exactly ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, temple of literature, water puppet show

Vietnam Baby !!!

VIETNAM | Tue, 9 Dec 2008 | By cedric_c | Views [984] | Comments [3]

Hello tout le monde ! Ca y'est! comme annoncé, me voilà maintenant au Vietnam à Ho Chi Minh ville (parfois aussi appelée Saigon) en compagnie de William. Apres deux petites heures de vols, qui sont passées comme de rien par rapport au vol Geneve -... Read more >

Tags: arrivée, ho chi minh, traffic, vietnam, william

Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

VIETNAM | Sun, 30 Nov 2008 | By pshah13 | Views [1520]

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is a big city with lots of history. We visited the Cu Chi tunnels where the Khmer Rouge lived and hid from the Americans by digging tunnels no wider than the length of your feet!!!  It is also on the huge Mekong river and close ... Read more >

Tags: ho chi minh, saigon, vietnam

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