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Quick weekend get-away (from Singapore): Saigon

…and I’m still procrastinating to complete my posts on Japan to talk about my quick weekend get-away to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) while memories are still fresh. 1,396 more words

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It's "Orienting Myself," not "Getting Lost"

Saigon and I reached the next level in our relationship two weekends ago when I lost myself in the alleyways winding from my hotel to the cathedral. 555 more words

Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace was formally known as Independence Palace, before the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. It was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace – the French colonial headquarters. 172 more words


Smiling in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Coming straight from Phnom Penh, we felt as if we had been launched a couple of decades forwards into modernity. The coach journey between the two cities was a world apart from our border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia – it was easy, well organised and a single coach took us all the way through. 689 more words


Our final day in Vietnam: Take two

We arrived in Saigon Wednesday morning with plans to see the city for a few days before heading to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) on Saturday. We did a walking tour of the city, ate some great food, and, let’s be honest, did a lot of resting. 497 more words


hellofromHCMC. Ho Chi Minh City: Planning your trip

Actually, I’m posting this from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as I’ve been posted here for work for the next half a year but that’s a story for another day :D… 1,063 more words