Having spent a lot of time in the city, travel consultant, Charlotte Bower thought she’d seen everything there was to see in Saigon. But on her latest trip she found secrets of the city waiting on the Mekong.
In January I wrote about five lesser-known highlights of Vietnam – including caves, mountain villages, beaches, and jungles. The five destinations I’ll be exploring today, meanwhile, are very much on the beaten track – but for good reason! (They also all begin with H, for no reason at all). I won’t say these are “must-see” […]
Hot on the heels of the inauguration of Vietnam’s first five-star train – last Tuesday it was announced that Vietnam will be getting its very own high-speed rail system too! Don’t get too excited, though – this ambitious three-phase project is planned to take a whopping 35 years, so you won’t be zipping up and down […]
If you’re planning on visiting Vietnam, the chances are that the northern capital Hanoi and southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City (AKA Saigon) will both be right at the top of your list of places to visit. Separated by a swathe of land over a thousand miles long, these two cities differ on almost […]
There may be nine million bicycles in Beijing (if Katie Melua is to be believed), but according to Thanh Nien News reporting last week, there are six million motorbikes and over 500,000 cars in Saigon: an altogether more troubling prospect. Whether or not these estimates are to be trusted is up for debate, but whatever […]
Lesley Greenhill travelled on the hugely popular Vietnam and Cambodia Uncovered tour back in November and was kind enough to tell us a bit about her trip, experiences and share a few photos. Thank you Lesley! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Vietnamese food but was constantly delighted by the variety and freshness of our […]
One of my most enjoyable evenings in Saigon recently had me go out for a evening scooter tour of the city. It was so much fun! As you may know, there are a good few motorcycles to be found in Ho Chi Minh City, and although the traffic is awful for locals it can be […]
The Magnificent Vietnam tour is currently travelling around the country staying in exciting cities, historical towns and rural mountains in style. Staying in 5 star accommodation is definitely not dull or a cultural cop-out. Tyler took the group out on a Vespa night tour of Saigon stopping at night markets, street cafes and a couple […]