Flight Review: Thai Airways – Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

Flight: Thai Airways TG 551 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Bangkok (BKK) I flew with Thai Airways from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok. There are numerous airlines flying this route, so I compared airlines with Skyscanner to find the best option. At the time of booking the airline options included Thai AirAsia […]

The case for direct Hanoi to Havana flights

[Vietnam Airlines A350 at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport.] Wherever I travel I read the local news to get a feel of what’s going on in the land. While you’re not going to get hard-hitting political analysis from state-controlled media, it’s good for finding out about current affairs and development news. And then there are […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 843 From: Taipei (TPE) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with VietJet Air from Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared flights with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the cheapest option. The last time I visited Taiwan it was with EVA Air from Ho Chi Minh City. Other airlines […]

Where I’m At: July, 2018 – Osaka edition

Greetings from Osaka and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Luang Prabang I ended up spending a week in Luang Prabang, and it turned out to be a productive stay. I was mainly interested in exploring the town, so […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 876 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew with VietJet Air from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong. I compared flights online with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the best option for me. I took the same flight last year, and like last year the combination […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Bangkok (BKK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 804 From: Bangkok (BKK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Vietjet Air from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. There are several airlines flying this route, with departures leaving throughout the day. I compared flights online with Skyscanner and went with Vietjet Air for the combination of price, […]

Where I’m At: June, 2018 – Luang Prabang edition

Greetings from Luang Prabang and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Saigon The month began in home-base Saigon, where I have a solid work-life routine. I have a fair bit of travel coming up over the next few months […]

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

Flight: Jetstar Pacific BL 663 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Bangkok (BKK) I flew with Jetstar Pacific from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok. I compared flights with Skyscanner as there are numerous options on this route. Ultimately I was looking for a cheap flight for a midday flight to BKK (not DMK) […]

Notes on Quy Nhon – the pleasant provincial city by the sea

Quy Nhon is a coastal city in central Vietnam, roughly halfway between Nha Trang and Da Nang. It’s not big on the international travel radar, but it’s starting to get more attention. There is a burgeoning backpacker scene south of the city, as development in the aforementioned cities have pushed out budget travellers. For my […]

Buu Long Pagoda – A beautiful Buddhist temple hidden away in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City has a wide variety of monuments representing different religions spread out across the city. Most visitors will be content to see those around District 1 and District 5. If you have a bit more time on your hand then a visit to the Buu Long Pagoda (Chùa Bửu Long) will take […]