Where I Stayed: M Hotel, My Tho – Vietnam

M Hotel, My Tho – Vietnam

Hotel Name: M Hotel Address: 7 Le Van Duyet Street, My Tho, Vietnam I stayed at the M Hotel in My Tho, Vietnam. I booked it via Agoda and selected it for its central location in My Tho. Most people visiting My Tho do so via a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. I […]

Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Ben Thanh Market

Saigon is collecting a fair selection of rooftop bars, and one of the best views of the city can be found at OMG, next to the Ben Thanh Market. Get here around 5pm for happy hour and you can watch the skyline light up as the evening approaches. It’s also a good spot to do […]

Hoai River, Hoi An – Vietnam

Hoai River, Hoi An – Vietnam

Tourist boats along the waterfront of the old quarter in Hoi An, Vietnam. This was my third visit to Hoi An and it still manages to charm. Since I was last here the city has introduced a town tax, so when you walk into the old town you pass a booth and must pay 120,000 […]

The changing face of Saigon

Old and new Saigon

[Old and new Saigon: Bitexco Financial Tower and a French colonial-era building.] I’ve been basing myself in Saigon off-and-on for the past two years, and my first visit here was in 2005. In this time I’ve been watching the city transform as it catches up from decades of underinvestment. It’s an interesting time to be […]

Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Picking where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City is relatively simple compared to where to stay in Bangkok. There are 24 districts that make up Greater HCMC, but for visitors you will only need to worry about finding a place in district 1. This is a guide for short term visitors in mind. If […]

My Khe Beach, Da Dang – Vietnam

My Khe Beach, Da Dang - Vietnam

I visited Da Nang for a weekend break from Saigon via a cheap flight from VietJet Air. Living in the tropical south I forget that in central and northern Vietnam they have seasons where it gets cold. I arrived in Da Nang on a cold (by my reckoning) and drizzly day. Despite that I still […]

Dragon Bridge, Da Nang – Vietnam

Dragon Bridge

The Dragon Bridge crosses the Han River in Da Nang, Vietnam. Apparently the bridge breathes fires every night at 9pm, but I didn’t get to see it. Travel Photos: Da Nang photo gallery

Vietnam Railways Building, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Vietnam Railways Building

I’ve been wandering around Saigon taking photos of old buildings that are fast disappearing. The latest building that is marked for demolition is the Vietnam Railways Building at the Ben Thanh roundabout. My previous featured photo in Saigon was of the Tax Trade Centre which is also due to be demolished. Travel Photos: Ho Chi […]

Where I Stayed: Tigon Homestay, Hoi An – Vietnam

Tigon Homestay

Hotel Name: Tigon Homestay Address: 34 Le Quy Don Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Vietnam I stayed at the Tigon Homestay in Hoi An, which I booked via Agoda. I booked it for its price (which at the time was a special offer on Agoda) and for its location, being a short walk […]

Where I Stayed: Daisy Hotel, Danang – Vietnam

Daisy Hotel - Danang

Hotel Name: Daisy Hotel Address: 115 Tran Phu Street, Han River, Da Nang, Vietnam I stayed at the Daisy Hotel in Danang, Vietnam. I booked on Agoda and picked it mainly for its location of being near the Han River, which is the most central area to be in Danang. The reception looks run down […]