Cafe Saigon 1975 – a war memorabilia cafe in Ho Chi Minh City

In my quest to visit different cafes in Saigon I’m always looking out for new places in my wanders. One day I found a sign pointing down an alley that stopped my in my tracks. It was for Cafe Saigon 1975. There are some years in history that are indelibly linked to a city; 1066 […]

Where I’m At: August, 2017 – Saigon edition

[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’m back in the home base after a month on the road, so here is a recap of the month that was. Where I’ve Been Seoul My month began in Seoul, where I […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Bangkok (DMK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: AirAsia FD 654 From: Bangkok (DMK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with AirAsia from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. I booked it after comparing flights with Skyscanner. There are several airlines flying this route so prices are competitive. In the end I just picked a flight that was in the […]

Where I’m At: July, 2017 – Seoul edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Seoul! At the start of the month Seoul was not even a consideration. I was originally planning to travel to Sapa in Northern Vietnam, and then cross the border to China. I wanted to […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Hanoi to Seoul (Incheon)

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 960 From: Hanoi (HAN) To: Seoul Incheon (ICN) I flew with VietJet Air from Hanoi to Seoul. I compared flights with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the cheapest option. The economy fare was $46.70 USD, which went up to $105.95 USD with taxes. If you book during a promo sale you might […]

Hotel Review: Hanoi Fantasea Hotel, Hanoi

Hotel Name: Hanoi Fantasea Hotel Address: 78B Hang Non Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam I stayed at the Hanoi Fantasea Hotel in Hanoi. I booked online and picked the hotel for its location in the old city area of Hanoi. For this hotel stay I wasn’t staying overnight as I had a late flight that […]

Hanoi Asia Guest House – a guesthouse for $10 a night in Hanoi

Hotel Name: Hanoi Asia Guest House Address: 83 Thuoc Bac Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam I stayed at the Hanoi Asia Guest House in Hanoi. I booked online at the rate of $10.20 USD per night. Yes, you can still find 10-dollars-a-night guesthouses in Hanoi. Whenever I stay in Hanoi I usually pick the Hoan […]

Flight Review: Jetstar Pacific – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Flight: Jetstar Pacific BL 796 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Hanoi (HAN) I flew with Jetstar Pacific from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. This is a competitive route with several airlines flying every hour of the day, so it is reasonably easy to find a good deal. I searched for flights with […]

Thao Dien – the coolest neighbourhood in Saigon

Even though Ho Chi Minh City is approaching the status of megacity, there aren’t distinct neighbourhoods compared to cities of a similar size. Apart from the colonial-era inner city, most of the city has the same uniform mayhem to it. There is a Japantown in District 1, and a couple of Korean enclaves. Cholon is […]

Vung Tau Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Vietnam > Vung Tau Travel Guide 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 […]