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Backpacking in Saigon: Day 1 in Ho Chi Minh City by Budget Biyahera on Feb 1, 2013When a challenging yet fulfilling year is about to end, I would make it a point to cap-off things by treating myself to a post-birthday trip abroad. I've successfully done this for the last two years. So last November 2012, I flew myself to Ho C...



45,000 VND Lunch at Premium Gourmet by herdailydigest A Blog about Vietnam and Southeast Asia on Jan 25, 2013Premium Gourmet, Phu My Hung Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam For the second time this week, we had power off from 11 to 1pm today. So I decided to have lunch at Premium Gourmet and finish my typing works there since I can always plug in my laptop at their...



15 Facts about Ho Chi Minh City by herdailydigest A Blog about Vietnam and Southeast Asia on Jan 18, 201315 Facts about Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) by: Phung Dieu Trang I’ve spent my whole life here in this very city. I can’t say I love everything about my city, but so far I enjoy living in this dynamic place. Below is what I will never forget about HC...



The Heat Is On In Saigon! by on Dec 18, 2012Hello friends. I’m back in the comfort of my own room in Metro Manila, surrounded with the organized mess and old familiar pillows and stuffed bears that I left a few days ago. I went on a three-day trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, making it...



HCMC TRAVEL DIARIES ✈ Nha Hang Ngon Restaurant by The Diplomatic Wife on Aug 9, 2012Our other favorite place to eat is Nha Hang Ngon (another recommendation of Chie of The Nomad’s Black Book). It’s where tourists can enjoy street food without worrying about a bum tummy. According to what we’ve heard is that they gath...



HCMC TRAVEL DIARIES ✈ More eats by The Diplomatic Wife on Aug 9, 2012Food is cheap, healthy, clean and super yummy in HCMC. It was one of the goals of our trip – to eat as much authentic Vietnamese cuisine! I’ve already featured all the phở bò we ate and our top 2 favorite restos, L’Usine and Ng...



HCMC TRAVEL DIARIES ✈ Shopping for paintings by The Diplomatic Wife on Aug 8, 2012For cheap paintings in HCMC Vietnam, head on over to Tran Phu street in District 5. I read somewhere that this is where the locals buy their art and I wasn’t disappointed. The prices were less than half the price of the paintings we liked in D...



HCMC TRAVEL DIARIES ✈ Phở Bò by The Diplomatic Wife on Aug 7, 2012TD and I absolutely love Vietnamese beef noodle soup or Phở Bò. So it was our default order when we didn’t know what was good. The Phở Bò we tried on our trip to Ho Chi Minh City after the jump! We arrived in our Hotel late at night too...



Our Stopover at The Laughing Buddha Temple, Vinh Trang Pagoda in Vietnam by Marriage and Beyond on Jun 19, 2012From amongst the different tours offered to us by the staff of Thien Xuan Hotel in HCMC, Vietnam, our family chose the Upper Mekong River Tour. It is a whole day tour. Thien Xuan Hotel has TNK Travels as their accredited tour company. I first though...



Hotel Review: Ha Hien Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam by Marriage and Beyond on Apr 21, 2012After visiting Phnom Penh, Cambodia from March 29 to April 1, we travelled back to Vietnam on a stormy Sunday night and went straight to Ha Hien Saigon Hotel from the Sapaco bus terminal. We could have chosen to stay with Thien Xuan Hotel, where we t...