Lan Phuong Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Lan Phuong Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Lan Phuong Hotel Address: 47 Nguyen Trai street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I booked the Lan Phuong Hotel online via Agoda. I booked it for its location as I was apartment hunting nearby. It’s centrally located without being in the tourist streets of Pham Ngu Lau and Ben Thanh. I arrived early […]

Flight Review: EVA Air – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Taipei (Taiwan)


Flight: EVA Air BR 392 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Taipei (TPE) EVA Air is a Taiwanese airline based out of Taipei (TPE) airport. This was my first time to Taiwan, and by extension my first time flying with EVA Air. EVA Air is a member of Star Alliance so I used United […]

Metro construction, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Metro Construction - HCMC

I took this photo as a historical reference to the changing face of Ho Chi Minh City. The city is finally getting a sorely needed metro system and there are numerous blocks in district 1 that are now boarded up in preparation for construction. The building in the foreground is the Saigon Tax Trade Centre; […]

Where I’m At: Ho Chi Minh City – Upcoming travels

Temple - Ho Chi Minh City

[Temple in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam.] Greetings from Ho Chi Minh City. My three month visa expires in a few days so rather than extending it I will be getting back on the road. Here is what I’ll be doing over the next few weeks. On sunday I will be […]

Catholic Church, Mui Ne – Vietnam

Catholic Church, Mui Ne – Vietnam

The catholic church in Mui Ne looking like a Chinese temple. Travel Photos: Mui Ne photo gallery

Where I’m At: Ho Chi Minh City – Getting my digital house in order

Chicken Pho

Greetings from Ho Chi Minh City. Another three month visa is about to expire which means I will be back on the road again soon (more on upcoming destinations next week). While it’s easy enough to extend your Vietnamese visa without having to leave the country, I use the three month time frame as a […]

Hanoi Travel Guide

Travel Guides Hanoi Travel Guide – Index of Hanoi articles at Travelfish. Hanoi Travel Guide – Rusty Compass specialise in guides to Cambodia and Vietnam and have lots of useful reads on Hanoi. Hanoi Local Guide – Information and travel tips on attractions, hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. Blogs Elegant Hanoi – A travel blog featuring […]

Fishing boats, Ham Tien Beach [Mui Ne] – Vietnam

Fishing Boats - Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a beach resort town in Southern Vietnam. When people refer to Mui Ne they usually mean the long stretch of beach that runs between Mui Ne and Phan Thiet; the town itself is a fishing port with only a few places to stay. I stayed on the beach at Ham Tien, which […]

Caodaist temple, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Caodaist temple, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Caodaism is a religion that was established in Tay Ninh, Vietnam in 1926. These colourful temples can be found around Ho Chi Minh City and southern Vietnam. This temple is on Tran Hung Dao in district 1. Travel Photos: Ho Chi Minh City photo gallery

Hon Ba Island, Vung Tau – Vietnam

Vung Tau - Vietnam

Vung Tau is a beach city about 1.45 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City (depending on how crazy your driver is). I was warned in advance to not expect much of the beach, so my expectations were suitably met. The city itself is much nicer than I thought it would be and it’s a […]