Motorbike taxi comparison in Saigon (Xe Om, UberMOTO, GrabBike)

Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its motorbike traffic, which is not exactly what cites want to be famous for. For new visitors the swarms of motorbikes is one of the most noticeable features upon arrival. Once you get over the initial shock you will see that the bikes aren’t going too fast, drivers […]

Where I’m At: Saigon – July 2016

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 Ho Chi Minh City It hasn’t been the best month for me. I started June in Saigon and got back into my regular routine of working in cafes and exploring markets and alleys […]

Where I’m At: Saigon – June, 2016

[Where I’m At; 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 February so after three months of solid travel it’s good to be back. Where I’ve Been I started may in South Africa which is where I spent most […]

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 172 From: Singapre (SIN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. This was the second leg of my journey, with the first flight being from Cape Town to Singapore. My flight was provided by South Africa Tourism (Australia) as part […]

Guesthouse Review: Anh Dao Guesthouse, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Guesthouse Name: Anh Dao Guesthouse Address: 235 De Tham street, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I stayed at the Anh Dao Guesthouse in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of $13.37 USD per night. I booked it for its price and location, which is in […]

Cholon Wanders – Visiting Saigon’s historic Chinatown district

For visitors to Saigon the most popular sites are in a compact area around District 1 and 3. If you have time though I recommend making a visit to Cholon, which is the old Chinatown area, most of which lies in District 5. Cholon used to be a city in itself until it was merged […]

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 […]