Travel Report: Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Dr Hung & Associates Dental Care Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

May 2018. It was with more than a little trepidation that I approached the reception desk of Dr. Hung & Associates. Vietnam is a popular destination for westerners in need of quality, low-cost dental work, but boy do you have to do your research and make sure you don’t hand your mouth over to some […]

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Travel Report: Cha Tam Church – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Exterior Cha Tam Church Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

May 2018. Another church? I hear you cry. Yes, it’s yet another church, although this one has quite the backstory and features as an essential moment of Vietnam’s long, rocky road to peace. Dating back to 1902, Cha Tam Church (Church of St. Francisco Javier) was built in a gothic style with Chinese temple flourishes throughout […]

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Travel Report: Saigon Central Post Office – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Exterior Central Post Office Ho Chi Minh

May 2018. For a genuinely fascinating slice of Ho Chi Minh history that isn’t steeped in turmoil, war and killing, don’t miss the city’s beautifully preserved Central Post Office, a French colonial building that today stands proud as one of the oldest structures in the city. It was built over a five-year period from a […]

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Travel Report: Ben Thanh Market – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Ben Thanh Market Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

May 2018. They say Ben Thanh Market is not only the most famous shopping area in Ho Chi Minh, but also probably the most impressive covered market in all of Vietnam. Dating back to the 17th century this is the city’s definitive daily life focal point, with just about everything locals eat, wear and use more […]

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Travel Report: Reunification Palace – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Reunification Palace Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

May 2018. I was still feeling a little reflective from the horrors of the War Remnants Museum when I rolled up at Ho Chi Minh’s most iconic building. Happily though a sense of intrigue took over as I approached through the garden past the tanks and the royal palm trees. Home to some of Vietnam’s […]

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Travel Report: Lotus Boutique Hotel – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Lobby Lotus Boutique Hotel Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

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 of […]

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Travel Report: Phuong Van Hotel – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Hem 84 off Bui Vien Street Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

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 Hem […]

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