Where I Stayed: Dai Huy Hoang Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Dai Huy Hoang Hotel

Hotel Name: Dai Huy Hoang Hotel Address: 283/22 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I stayed at the Dai Huy Hoang Hotel in Saigon while I was looking for a new apartment to rent. I stayed for two nights at $14 a night and I booked via Agoda. Whenever I […]

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Travel Guides Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide – Travelfish have loads of great articles on what to do so refer to this index page to find things to do and see (and eat). HCMC Life – Lifestyle magazine featuring city guide and events. Word HCMC – Word is a print magazine that can be […]

Notre Dame, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Notre Dame

[The Notre Dame cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.] I post photos here every friday but not usually in a chronological order, and if I am on the road I will have a backlog of of photos to post. For daily photos of where I am currently at follow me at instagram.

In Pictures: Little Saigon – Melbourne

Little Saigon - Melbourne

After having spent nearly a year in Ho Chi Minh City I returned my nominal home city of Melbourne for the Christmas holidays. While it’s always good to go back I knew I would be soon be having some Vietnamese food withdrawals, so I made my way to one of the Vietnamese districts. There are […]

Eating my way around Saigon

Saigon Food Wander

Ho Chi Minh City has become my home-base hub; the place I go when I need to rest from travel. I have spent about a year here, off and on, in what could be described as slomadic travel (slow-nomadic travel. Groan, I know.) One thing I have noticed about returning after being away is how […]

Where I’m At: Language and moto mayhem in Ho Chi Minh City

City Hall at night - Saigon

It’s been a month since I got back to Ho Chi Minh City so it’s time for an update. Heads Down In The Hoch After months of non-stop travel it’s been great to unpack and stay somewhere I love for a while. In the last month I didn’t leave the city and yet I still […]

Where I’m At: Home-based in Ho Chi Minh City

Back in Ho Chi Minh City

[Greetings from Saigon] After three and a half months on the road I’m happy to report that I’m back in Ho Chi Minh City. I left at the end of March this year to begin a trip that would take me around Asia, Europe, and North and Central America. This trip included meet ups with […]

Where I’m At: Four months in Ho Chi Minh City

Rush hour in Ho Chi Minh City

I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City last November with a three month visa, half wondering if my nomadic ways would keep me in a city for that long. Turns out I ended up extending my stay to four months, which is the longest I have been in one place for years (perhaps I am […]

Saigon sunset, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Saigon Sunset

I don’t need to be at a beach to appreciate a good sunset. Urban sunsets can be just as spectactular, especially when the sun is filtered through a layer of smog. This sunset was in Bui Vien, a street in the backpacker area of Saigon. Travel Photos: Ho Chi Minh City photo gallery

Iconic Saigon war photo locations revisited

Burning Monk

There are some cities in the world where I can’t help but think about its troubled past. I lived in London for two years where its ugly post-war buildings are a constant reminder of the blitz. I have spent several months in Budapest where you see plaques everywhere inscribed with 1956. Ho Chi Minh City […]