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Is it Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon?

Posted: December 6th, 2012 by Scott

Well its actually both! HCMC is the official name of the entire metropolitan area but Saigon is the name of District 1, which is the central area of the city and both railway and flight tickets will most likely refer to Saigon. For the final stop on our North to South tour of Vietnam, we […]

Some downtime in Hoi An

Posted: December 5th, 2012 by Scott

Hoi An turned out to be one of favorite little towns in Vietnam so far.  It had a cute historic center with pedestrian only streets, a pretty riverfront, great nearby beach, and lots of cute restaurants.  We were originally planning on staying 4 nights, but that turned into 6 and we could have stayed a few more days […]

Saddle Up and Ride!

Posted: November 30th, 2012 by Scott

As you’ve seen from our previous posts, the favorite mode of transportation in Vietnam is the motorbike. No matter what city you go to, there are heaps of motorbikes everywhere and they vastly outnumber cars. So we decided to get the real Vietnam experience, we were going to have to see the country by motorbike […]