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do you need a friend who knows about HO CHI MINH CITY

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1. Posted by lee.the.clown (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 13 Jan '13 05:16

my name is jimmy. i am an 26 year old vietnamese with deep American Accent who enjoy traveling , talking to english speakers and happen to live near Pham Ngu Lao area and Bui vien Area , those are touristy places , i have been traveling around as a backpacker for few years. i met a lot of people and made a lot of friends . i understand saving money while traveling is a looked-for thing to any backpackers. As you know , Saigon is not really touristy place. therefore , a lot of backpackers only spend one day or two before they're headed to the north where they can gaze all the beautiful scenery , some of them might take a bus, some might motor up to hanoi on a Honda Win. so there's no reason to stay in saigon for more than 3 days when the Visa permits 30 days to stay in vietnam. You see , i traveled a lot , i miss my traveling time. so i decide to give every ENGLISH SPEAKERS a showing around saigon. it will not cost you a dime, except for your own bus ticket to get around the city which is 25 cent, the ticket for the buildings if you like to go inside and food if you're hungry. I'm actually just a traveling companion, we go dutch on everything ( you pay your bills , i pay mine) . it is going to take half a day to walk around the city and ride the bus. if you want to go somewhere else, bring the lonely planet book, i can tell how to get there by yourself or we can go together . you can email me if you only stay in saigon for few days but still want to see around saigon, you would not lose a dime, on the other hand you might gain a friend.

Day tour ( 12 :00) afternoon

Number 1 : START [– vin com buildings –> city hall –> opera house –> cathedral –> post office –> independence palace –> war museum –> king palace ( city museum) –> the tallest building BITEXCO –> the pier. END

Number 2 : START [– Ben thanh market –> king palace ( city museum)–> independence palace –> cathedral –> post office –> city hall –> opera house –> vin com buildings –-> the tallest building BITEXCO –> the pier –> the haunted mansion ( art museum ). END

Night tour ( 7:00) evening

Number 3 : SHOPPING MALL TOUR [– 2 vin com buildings –> pakrson malll –> diamond plaza mall ( optional ) –> opera house –> the pier –> the tallest building –-> FANNY ICE CREAM ( the most weird , fascinating looking ice cream, some ice creams they make them look like a wedge of water melon , sushi, dimsum…) website:

Number 4: STREET FOOD TOUR AND WINDOW SHOPPING ON THE MOST LIVELIEST STREET IN VIETNAM [ Nguyen trai street –> buy some waters –> go for a walk , window shopping –> the one and only chinese vietnamese sticky rice ( it’s a plain sticky rice and “Chinese mayonnaise” ) –-> Saigonese special spring rolls ( not the white delicate noodle we usually come across around the world but the very unique saigon style , they replace the noodle with vegetable ) –-> local milk tea shop –-> various “deep fried food” stand ( shrimp, pork…)–-> cheap local ice cream and milk .

Just pick the tour , email me tell me how we are going to meet up. Or I can give my address so you can come to see me . A lot of people were so good at finding my house. i always thought it would be difficult for them to find it but they did find it anyway. if you have a motorbite , you can drive me, if you don't , i happen to have one, i can drive you around. OR we can all go for a walk