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 […]

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 […]

Hotel Review: Camellia 5 Hotel, Hanoi – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Camellia 5 Hotel Address: 81 Thuoc Bac Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam I stayed at the Camellia 5 Hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam. I booked online which worked out to $12.67 USD per night. I booked it for its price and location in the old city. The hotel is located […]

Hotel Review: Tung Trang Hotel, Hanoi – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Tung Trang Hotel Address: 13 Tam Thuong Alley (Between 38-40 Hang Bong Street), Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam I stayed at the Tung Trang Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. I booked online at Agoda for the rate of $13 USD per night. I booked it for its price and location in the Old Quarter. The […]

Tra Su Forest, Vietnam

One of the lesser-known attractions of the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam is the Tra Su Forest. The forest is a former plantation that is now a wildlife reserve. There are canals which are flooded (usually between November to March) and there are boats that will take you on tour. The forest is about 20km […]

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 […]