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Some Cheap Eats in Saigon

Some Cheap Eats in Saigon November 28, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Writing a guide to the best cheap eats in Saigon is the journalistic equivalent of building an exact replica of the Great Pyramids without the slave labour. In other words, heroically time-consuming and practically pointless. Great cheap food is everywhere in Ho Chi Minh City. From the toothless old...

Best Affordable Accommodation in Saigon

Best Affordable Accommodation in Saigon September 28, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
For those on a budget, Vietnam is pretty much close to the ideal destination. Banquets can be had for cents while the profusion of cheap alcohol means that you can get the party well and truly swinging for the price of what a packet of cigarettes would cost in the west. Unsurprisingly, accommodation...

A Few Useful Vietnamese Phrases

A Few Useful Vietnamese Phrases September 28, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
For most visitors – and long-term foreign residents for that part – the Vietnamese language is a tricky beast to get a handle on. With six tones and a bewildering plethora of vowel sounds and nuances to grasp, it is hardly surprising that many foreigners opt not to throw themselves wholeheartedly...

Best Options for Dancing in Saigon

Best Options for Dancing in Saigon September 28, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Saigon is not known as Vietnam’s party town for nothing. The southern hub is generously laden with venues in which to get your groove on. Music snobs probably won’t feel at home in most of the clubs in town – commercial chart music and ear-splitting house tunes rule the roost in this part of Southeast...

Late Night Dining

Late Night Dining September 26, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Saigon is one of the world’s great foodie cities and therefore it is almost impossible to go hungry even at the most unlikely time of night. You won’t find really gourmet fare at the witching hour but it is easy to find a steaming cauldron filled with soup or stew, a sandwich seller packing baguettes...
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