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Scam Free Rides in a Saigon Taxi

Why would I even bother to write a post on how to prevent scams when you catch a Saigon Taxi? Well, unfortunately one of the most common rip-offs for visitors to Ho Chi Minh City is the “overcharging taxi cab”. Authorities...

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What to take to Vietnam – NOT MUCH!

When friends and family ask me what to take to Vietnam, my first response is always, “As little as possible!” There are, however, a few things you would be advised to bring. The list below is for Ho Chi Minh City...

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Is Ho Chi Minh City Safe?

Is Ho Chi Minh City Safe? If I had to say the most common question we get asked when people find out we live in Saigon, it would have to be “Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?”. It’s a tough question...

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Staying Healthy on Your Visit

Ho Chi Minh City is a vibrant International destination but there are still some things you should consider for staying healthy on your visit.  Here’s a few tips and some handy numbers if the worst does happen and you need...

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Elusive search for a Vietnam Postcode

Why did I need a  Vietnam Zip Code (Postal Code)? The short answer is AMAZON! And, I can assure you, the search for a postcode for our new address in Ho Chi Minh City has not been easy. Something that should have...

Saigon City Hall by Night 2

Saigon City Hall

Beautiful by day, stunning by night, Saigon City Hall is another excellent example of French colonial architecture in Ho Chi Minh City. Built between 1902 and 1908, the building was originally called Hotel de Ville de Saigon. Since 1975, the...

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