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. While international visitors come for the beaches, Phu Quoc is probably better known for its fish sauce, and where there is fish sauce there is fishermen. Travel Photos: Phu […]

Long Beach, Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Long Beach, Phu Quoc - Vietnam

I went to Phu Quoc with low expectations so I arrived at Long Beach to be impressed with what I saw. The beach is indeed long (I didn’t get time to walk the length of it) and the sand of the soft golden brown variety. 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 […]

Where I’m At: Saigon – packing up for another roadtrip

Saigon Construction

[Leaving Saigon in a mess of reconstruction.] Greetings from Saigon. I’m constantly tinkering with my publishing format so this year I will endeavor to publish a monthly update of Where I’m At, featuring future travel plans, and what I’ve been up to for the past month. Where I’ve Been I’ve been in Vietnam on a […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City

VietJet Air

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 323 From: Phu Quoc (PQC) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with VietJet Air from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City, booking directly via VietJet Air. VietJet Air are a low cost airline from Vietnam that are expanding their reach in Southeast Asia. Like AirAsia, they offer lots […]