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How to get a visa to travel to Vietnam?

Before wondering about procedure to get a visa, have a quick glance at the list of visa exempt countries to make sure that you don’t waste your time in reading the others’ concerns.
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How to change your money in Saigon

Are ATMs available and easy to find around Saigon? Would it be easier to withdraw from ATM or come to currency exchange? Should I expect any exchange office or trustworthy bank here?
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What about to have a bowl of Phở in Saigon

Don’t be confused between noodles soup and Pho. There is not less than three kinds of noodles soups, for example: Bún, Hủ Tiếu, Phở… Each kind of noodles has it own various “branches” so it will take you quite a while to try all Vietnamese noodles. Let’s start with legendary Phở.
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Saigon or Ho Chi Minh? Which one is correct?

There are Hotel Muse Bangkok, Anantara Bangkok Santhron in Bangkok, Intercontinental Phnom Penh in Phnom Penh,ect. and what about Ho Chi Minh City? So far as I know there is neither Ho Chi Minh Hotel nor Ho Chi Minh restaurant.

Instead, they have Intercontinental Asiana Saigon, Sheraton Saigon, Metropole Saigon, Saigon Riverside Hotel and even the SGN for the code of the airport. So are you in Saigon or Ho Chi Min? Yes, you are in Ho Chi Minh city – Viet Nam according to google maps and Saigon – Vietnam according to the local people.saigon Continue reading…

What to do in Saigon: do something different from the other tourists

Is it your first time coming to Saigon? You have in mind some most attractive tourist destinations such as Independence Palace, Notre Dame, War Museum, Ben Thanh Market,ect. and what’s next? You will spend the rest time of your trip walking around district 1, getting lost, walking and getting lost again… So why don’t you spend little time reading these suggestions, you will make the best of your trip.ben-thanh-market Continue reading…

Renting hotels in Saigon: not that easy

Hey, welcome to Saigon. After getting off from taxi, you have to look for a hotel.

Don’t be surprised! It’s just the unique style of hotels in Saigon. Yes, they’re narrow. It’s not because they’re fake hotels but the owners they all want to make their presence in the main road. They don’t feel comfortable when they have a big hotel in some small alleys, but they’re happy with 3 meters wide and 15 meters tall hotels in main roads. So simply saying, don’t worry, they’re hotels by their own.saigon-hotel Continue reading…

How to take a taxi from airport to city center

Here you are in TSN airport, let’s not count it as coming to Saigon yet because you have to take a taxi to city center, which is another trip after your flight. You have to make sure that your trip in Saigon will not be destroyed by being ripped off from the taxis in airport. Have a glance on these tips.Vinasun-van Continue reading…

Saigon or Ho Chi Min?