My 5: Nguyen Van Binh Book Street – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Nguyen Van Binh Book Street Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. Literature lovers in Ho Chi Minh should set aside an hour or so of their city wanderings for a stroll down peaceful Nguyen Van Binh Book Street. Opened in early 2016, this cosy little stretch is home to a modest row of bookstores and art shops. It’s also the place to come […]

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My 5: Saigon Kitsch – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Entrance Saigon Kitsch Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. Just about everyone travelling Vietnam will pick up a bunch of t-shirts along the way to commemorate their trip. Go to any of the big markets and such items are dirt cheap and often come with further discounts if you buy in bulk. But most of the time it’s the same design […]

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My 5: The War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

The War Remnants Museum Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. While I think I prefer Hanoi as a city, I would say Ho Chi Minh is still an unmissable part of any Vietnam travel itinerary thanks to a handful of truly world-class museums. One of these must-sees is The War Remnants Museum on Vo Van Tan Street. Be warned though, this is […]

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My 5: Tao Dan Park – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Tao Dan Park Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. It was a sunny morning in Ho Chi Minh as I loaded up an Apple Maps walking route from Lotus Boutique Hotel to the War Remnants Museum. My twenty-two minute course took me right alongside Tao Dan Park, downtown Saigon’s largest and most popular green space. So I dipped in to have […]

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My 5: Lotus Boutique Hotel – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Lobby Lotus Boutique Hotel Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. I was down to the last three nights of my month-long adventure in Vietnam and after my awful experience at Phuong Van Hotel I decided to treat myself a little. I knew I’d done the right thing as soon as I strolled into Lotus Boutique’s chic lobby and the doorman relieved me […]

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My 5: Phuong Van Hotel – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Hem 84 off Bui Vien Street Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. As a travel veteran and committed blogger I’ve got countless hotel stories from my years exploring the world. Some of these colorful experiences have found their way into my short stories and travel reports. As tales of woe go, Ho Chi Minh’s Phuong Van Hotel is a good one, so here goes! Located on […]

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My 5: Bui Vien Street – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Bui Vien Street Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

1. May 2018. Ho Chi Minh’s action-packed Bui Vien Street is the city’s premier backpacker haven. Just think of a Vietnamese Khao San Road and you’ll know where I’m coming from. Stuffed full of restaurants, cafes, bars, massage parlors, travel agents, shops and even a dodgy dentist, pretty much every creature comfort you could pine […]

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