Notes on Phu Quoc Island – Southeast Asia’s next big thing

Long Beach Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is an island of Vietnam in the deep south of the country, off the coast of Cambodia. I had never heard of it until I came to Vietnam, and having been in Vietnam for much of the past two years I’ve since heard varying opinions about it. For my first visit I combined […]

Where I Stayed: Mifuki Boutique Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Mifuki Boutique Hotel

Hotel Name: Mifuki Boutique Hotel Address: 33-35 Le Anh Xuan Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I stayed at the Mifuki Boutique Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. I booked it online via Agoda and booked it for its location in the Ben Thanh Area. I stayed here for a night while looking for a […]

Saigon Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Post Office Saigon

Saigon Central Post Office was designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel (of the tower fame) and was opened in 1891. The building recently got a fresh coat of paint from and under-stated pastel creme colour to this electric yellow. There has been an uproar with this new coat of paint, but it looks closer to […]

Fishing fleet in Duong Dong, Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Duong Dong

Duong Dong is the main town of the island of Phu Quoc and it is worth a visit if you can drag yourself off the beach. Phu Quoc is famous for its fish sauce, hence the big fishing fleet in the harbour. Travel Photos: Phu Quoc photo gallery

Long Beach, Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Long Beach, Phu Quoc - Vietnam

Long Beach is the most popular beach on the island of Phu Quoc. There are technically better beaches on the island with softer sand and clearer water, this beach ticks the boxes for a tropical beach holiday. Travel Photos: Phu Quoc photo gallery

Nguyen Trung Truc shrine, Rach Gia – Vietnam

Nguyen Trung Truc

When you travel around the cities of Vietnam you will soon notice the same street names to honour national heroes, much like in the US with all the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln Blvd’s everywhere. One name that pops up everywhere is Nguyen Trung Truc. He was an anti-colonial military commander who resisted the French colonial forces. […]

Mekong life, Sa Dec – Vietnam

Sa Dec - Vietnam

Busy river traffic in Sa Dec, Vietnam. Travel Photos: Sa Dec photo gallery

A tale of two My Tho’s: The tour and independent version of the Mekong

My Tho - Vietnam

After spending so much time in Saigon I figured it was time to see more of the country before going on my next trip. I’ve been to the Mekong Delta before but there is so much to see, so I made a plan to travel through the Delta by bus, get the ferry to Phu […]

Street market, Vinh Long – Vietnam

Street Market Vinh Long

There’s not a whole lot to do for visitors to Vinh Long, Vietnam. Most travellers who come here stay on the other side of the river in one of the home stays. From there you can go on tours to see the Cai Be floating market and other points of interest in the Mekong Delta. […]

Notes on Ho Chi Minh City – things I love about life in Saigon

Saigon Sunset

[Saigon River] I’ve been coming to and from Saigon for over two years now. It has become so familiar to me that I haven’t thought to do a big write up. I did a cost of living summary for my first full month here, and I also maintain a cafe list, so now it’s time […]