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  • SaigonSaigon 19th August We left Vientiane mid morning (VN921 11.35) and flew over Thailand and Cambodia low enough to see Angkor, Tonle Sap lake and river before landing briefly in Phnom Penh. Interestingly it was clearly the wet season and we Posted by PetersF in Vietnam | Apr 18, 2021
  • Good-bye Vietnam![center] Street corner near the HCMC Museum[/center] Our departure flight to Bangkok, and thence to London, wasn't until 20.10 so we had most of the d Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 14, 2020
  • Past and present in Saigon[i]We had already visited the Cu Chi Tunnels at the start of this, our final full day in Indochina, and seen some of the sights of Ho Chi Minh City’s large Chinatown, but there was much more on our agenda Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 12, 2020
  • Cu Chi Tunnels and Chinatown, HCMC[center] This sign in our room at the Liberty Central Hotel made me smile[/center] Breakfast here was easily the most extensive buffet we had seen on Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 10, 2020
  • Onwards to our final stop[center] On Tran Phu street[/center] ===Last few hours in Hoi An=== After a final breakfast in the attractive lobby/dining area of the Vinh Hung ho Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 8, 2020
  • Siem Reap and Cruising the MekongI was off the ship by 0830 for the two hour drive to Saigon. I was supposed to fly home today, through Hong Kong, but changed to flights to tomorrow via Tokyo. With the extra day, I booked Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Mar 2, 2020
  • Tam Thanh Mural Village April 2019 I stayed in Danang and had heard about this wonderful Art decorated Village with it's famous murals. One of several Art villages to be seen in Vietnam. I nearly didn't get here because it is about an hours Posted by TheJohnsons in Vietnam | May 13, 2019
  • What to do in HoiAn==HOI AN== You can either choose to stay in the city of Da Nang, or 30 kms away at Hoi An near the beach (if you're a beach person. Not much else to do there) or closer to town (which is Posted by melroy p in Vietnam travel, from India | May 10, 2019
  • What to do in Ho Chi Minh HO CHI MINH [center][/center] Formerly known as Saigon, but named Ho Chi Minh after the war to honour the then President. A bustling city invaded by swarms of 2 wheelers zooming Posted by melroy p in Vietnam travel, from India | May 10, 2019
  • Handy tips for first timers===Why Vietnam?=== Vietnam has had a bloody history, not just in the recent past but going back a thousand years. Vietnam has been invaded by the Chinese, Japanese, French and Americans, besides their neighbouring civilisations. Yet the country ha Posted by melroy p in Vietnam travel, from India | May 10, 2019
  • Au Revoir, Toum Teav & Hello, Ho Chi MinhMarch 22, 2018 Our last morning on the boat. Breakfast was a bit sombre as we ate our last meal together as a group. We packed up our rooms, paid our bar bill and left our tips for the crew and Posted by Casualodyssey in A Casual Odyssey | Mar 28, 2018
  • Vietnam.... we meet again![center]Those of you who have been following my journey from the beginning, or even if you’re just popping in for a quick visit will know or quickly learn that I’ve already been to Vietnam. As with Thailand, this time in Vietnam Posted by Lady Mantle in Lady M's Worldwide Adventures | Oct 10, 2017
  • Stop 16 - Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho[center][b] Next stop, after another night train (getting really good at them now), was Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it's otherwise known. The city is much larger than Hanoi and has many more skyscrapers and scooters! [img=https://photos.travellerspoi Posted by Chloemillen92 in Overland adventures | Jul 19, 2017
  • Ho Chi Minh City[center][/center] Well, we’ve made it to our final stop in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. This city, which used to be named Saigon, was the capital of Vietnam from 1949-1975. Posted by BlondeandCurly in Blonde & Curly Adventures | Jun 5, 2017
  • Ho Chi Minh CitySo far it’s been a whirlwind journey in Vietnam. I arrived at the airport around 12am Vietnam time. By the time I got out it was after 1. My poor Airbnb host had to stay up and let me in Posted by KatetheCatLady in Karen's Around the World Catcation | Jan 14, 2017
  • Vietnam by motorbikeI’ll have to admit, I panicked a bit. I think we both did. When, at the end of day one of our adventure we had only made it to Bao Loc, a full 111kms short of our projected destination of Posted by Travesty in WANDERLUST KÖNIG | Jun 15, 2016
  • Vietnam: Hồ Chí MinhOur last morning in Hội An consisted of eating some breakfast and getting a bit felt up by one of the Vietnamese ladies who remarked that my tummy wasn't as big as her tummy and proceeded to take a good Posted by advensha in Advensha | Mar 26, 2016
  • Vietnam Day 3 - Cu Chi Tunnels Day TripI had my usual chicken noodle soup for breakfast at the hotel. [center][/center] The morning was spent travelling to the Cu Chi Tunnels north west of the city. [center][img=ht Posted by Shona Travels in Shona Travels The World | Mar 8, 2016
  • Vietnam Day 2 - Mekong Delta Day TripI was picked up by mini bus from my hotel and we drove through Saigon peak hour traffic to a central place where all the day trip busses were parked. [center][img=https://photos.t Posted by Shona Travels in Shona Travels The World | Mar 7, 2016
  • A Tale of Two Cities[center][/center] "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.." - Not really true, I stole all of that from [[http://ww Posted by acanuckabroad in A Canuck Abroad | Nov 14, 2015
  • Kicking back in South East AsiaIf you need to unwind, get yourself to Laos. We had no expectations at all for the country, focussing our planning instead on the upcoming trips to neighbouring Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. However, with every passing day, every hour even, we Posted by kristian23 in The Globetrotting Graduates | Jun 28, 2015
  • 5) Vietnam==Vietnam== Vietnam was unbelievable, it became our favourite very quickly. I honestly feel like we didn't waste a single minute here. We packed even more into our already tight itinerary and not even a moment felt like a chore. The contrast Posted by jayandmat2015 in Jay & Mat's Travel Blog | May 16, 2015
  • Hanging out in Ho Chi Minh CityI left Dalat for Ho Chi Minh city absolutely broken! My body was aching all over and I was still tied from the canyoning even after having a big sleep. On the bus to the HCMC I met 3 girls, Posted by Libbytes in PhD Celebration Travel | Jun 11, 2014
  • Revisiting the Vietnam War Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I actually slept in, today. I am not sure if that means my body is adjusting to it getting light so early, or if stayi Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Jul 1, 2014
  • The Hundred Thousand Dong SwindleStill not got our head around the currency and we've been ripped off a couple of times now. The hundred thousand bill looks a lot like the ten thousand bill. At night when it's dark or after a few beers Posted by Gingertoad in Return to SE Asia | Jan 1, 2014

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