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Vietnam: HCMC - no more, no less

We’ve been choosing (mostly) to visit countries with a visa waiver programme in place with the UK, in order to avoid additional expense. Earlier in our round-the-world adventure, we thought we were going to miss out on visiting Vietnam due to changes in visa requirements for UK citizens, but a reinstatement of the UK-Vietnam free 15-day tourist visa meant that Vietnam went back onto our list of countries to visit, at just around the time that we were finalising the last of our travel plans. 1,427 more words


A unique coffee location in Saigon? - Buihaus

Saigon is no doubt a vibrant city. And like one of those cities, it has so many wonderful places where you can have a nice cup (or glass, as Vietnamese most of the time would have iced) of coffee. 454 more words


Transfer from Vietnam to Cambodia

When we booked our tickets for our Vietnam – Cambodia trip, we already decided that we were doing a cross-country trip. We booked a ticket from Manila to Ho Chih Minh then Siem Reap to Manila. 543 more words


A Ho Chi Minh City not flooded

Is there a possibility that there is little to no flood in Ho Chi Minh City? Architect Nam-Son Ngo-Viet believes yes.

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VietCam: Detailed Itinerary (Part I)

I received a lot of questions via email and comments regarding my VietCam trip last year. The Rappler article really helped to spread my article! I think it is now time to write about our trip in detail. 1,491 more words


The last sleep..

I think I finally staggered up the stairs to bed at 2:30am, feeling pretty confident that I had packed everything I would need to keep me reasonably sane for the first few months. 331 more words

Vietnam Part 1: "Let's get a smoothie"

We were up early to catch our fancy bus from Phnom Penh (thank God I’m not typing that again, I can’t spell it at all) to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) formally known as Saigon. 1,786 more words