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Amazing coffee shops in Saigon

The Vietnamese have a love of coffee that is bordering on obsession – and for good reason. Preparation and delivery of the hallowed, roasted bean is unique and the taste is the best in the world. Whether you drink it…

International Hospitals – Health Care in HCMC

Make sure you have good travel insurance that includes full evacuation in the event of serious illness or accident. While Saigon is home to Vietnam’s best equipped hospitals and clinics, they’re still behind the best international standards. Regional centres like…

Some common scams in Ho Chi Minh City

It is always better to know what to expect before you travel. Though it is, by no means, you will surely face any of these, to know the common scams and crimes in Saigon will actually help you to avoid…

Ho Chi Minh City Safety Guide

“Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?”. It’s a tough question because it depends on what you think is safe. In my opinion, Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safer places we have visited provided you…

A brief history of Ho Chi Minh city

Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, Saigon was “officially” renamed Ho Chi Minh City. However, the old Saigon name is still used by both Vietnamese and foreigners, especially when referring to the most central part of the city to…

Ho Chi Minh City Overview

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named and still informally known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam by population. It was once known as Prey Nokor (Khmer: ព្រៃនគរ) prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under…

The best time to visit HCMC

It can be said that any time in a year is a good time to visit Ho Chi Minh City. Once called The Pearl of the Orient, Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its pleasant climate and rarely suffer from natural…

Things to do in HCMC

Saigon (also officially known as Ho Chi Minh City or locally in Vietnamese as Sai Gon) is Vietnam’s most booming up and coming city, a place where the action never stops. There are plenty to do around the city but we…

HCMC Best Local food

Eating is one of the top things to do in Ho Chi Minh city. With a glut of tasty dishes to sample, it’s hard to decide what to choose. Of course, there are very popular dishes of Vietnamese cuisine in all the…

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