Where I’m At: Saigon – February, 2016

Greetings from Saigon and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. Where I’ve Been I’m still on my single-entry Vietnam Visa so I spent the month in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh City [A decaying colonial-era […]

Thien Hau Temple, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

The Pagoda of the Lady Thien Hau is a temple located in the Cho Lon (Chinatown) area of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The temple is dedicated to Thiên Hậu, the Lady of the Sea. Thien Hau Temple Map and Location Thien Hau Temple, 710 Nguyen Trai, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Flight Review: Jetstar Pacific – Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Jetstar Pacific BL 791 From: Hanoi (HAN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Jetstar Pacific from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared airfares online with Skyscanner. I know what airlines fly between the two cities but I wanted to see a comparison. Fares between VietjetAir and Jetstar Pacific were […]

Flight Review: VietJetAir – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Flight: VietJetAir VJ 130 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Hanoi (HAN) I flew with VietJetAir from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. I compared airfares with Skyscanner and picked VietJet for its price and time of flight. I’ve flown with VietJet several times now as they are a big low cost airline in […]

Where I’m At: Saigon – January 2016

Greetings from Saigon, and happy new year! I didn’t realise it at the time but I have just celebrated my third new years in a row in Saigon. The year before those was in Nha Trang, so it has been four years of new years in Vietnam. I don’t really like new years as a […]

Where I’m At: Saigon – December 2015

[Where I’m At is a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon. I was last here in June and it’s great to be back in my nominal home base. After months of travel and a month of health issues it’s good to be somewhere […]

Guesthouse Review: Thanh Guesthouse 1, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Guesthouse Name: Thanh Guesthouse 1 Address: 84/9 Bui Vien st , Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I stayed at the Thanh Guesthouse 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. I booked online for 13.90 USD per night, and I was staying here while hunting for a short term apartment rental. The […]

Flight Review: Jetstar Pacific – Bangkok (BKK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Jetstar Pacific BL 662 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Jetstar Pacific from Bangkok to Saigon. I compared airfares online with Skyscanner and picked the flight for the combination of its price and time during the day. Jetstar is a low cost airline from Australia that was set […]

Flight Review: Vietnam Airlines – Ho Chi Minh City to London Heathrow

Flight: Vietnam Airlines VN 50 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: London Heathrow (LHR) I flew with Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to London Heathrow (LHR) which I booked via Skyscanner, which is my preferred site to find cheap airfares. This was the return leg of a flight I took last […]

727 Tran Hung Dao, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

The Saigon city skyline as viewed from an apartment tower in District 5, looking towards the office towers of District 1. The big concrete block that stands out in the middle of the photo is 727 Tran Hung Dao, which is said to be haunted. Looking at it from this viewpoint I wouldn’t say it […]