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Immediately outside of Ho Chi Minh City likes the Mekong River, the world’s tenth longest river and a major trade route in South East Asia. After travelling up the Mekong River, we spent a little time exploring Thủ Thừa- a peaceful part of Vietnam where we got a glimpse at traditional rural Vietnam life. Travelling The Mekong River; the Canals of Thủ Thừa, Vietnam “Our afternoon exploring canals and the Mekong River… Read More

Immediately outside of Ho Chi Minh City likes the Mekong River, the world’s tenth longest river and a major trade route in South East Asia. From the Tibetan Plateau the river runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The river is a major trade route between western China and Southeast Asia. Any visit to Vietnam would likely be in complete without having a day exploring this mighty river. Travelling The Mekong River;… Read More

A visit to Ho Chi Minh isn’t always about history. We also took in Vietnam’s street markets and trading centres at the Ben Thanh Market, along with viewing some of Saigon’s street life. The trading markets and street interactions are engaging and unique to life in South East Asia. Trading at The Ben Thanh Market and Street Life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam “It’s always a special experience visiting an Asian… Read More

Based on a recommendation from the Lonely Planet, and a reconnaissance walk by, we ended up at Nhà Hàng Ngon for dinner. The meal was the most memorable one of our visit to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. There were mostly tourists dining here, but not tourists of the coach tour group variety. Rather, it was more of a crowd or adventurous travellers between 35-50 years of age. Restaurant Review: Nhà Hàng Ngon,… Read More

We experienced several days wandering the streets and attractions of Saigon, Vietnam. As a result of being a major part of history, with an interesting past, the city was decorated with many historic sights, colonial structures and other features that made it a stimulating and engaging stay that is well worth a travelers’ time and effort in order to visit. The Sights and Sounds of Saigon, Walking in Ho Chi Minh City,… Read More

We opted for a stay at the conveniently located Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers for our stay in Ho Chi Minh city. While the Sheraton is an older property brand in Asia, we were really impressed with tis attention to detail and service orientation. We were made to feel like gold while we stayed here. We had a comfortable stay that would easily have us recommend this property for those looking for… Read More