Take a day trip to the Mekong Delta!

Ho Chi Minh is amazing, but after a few days in the city I was eager to see more of Vietnam and explore the countryside. We originally booked a day trip to the Mekong Delta river for Boxing Day but it was cancelled due to the aftermath of a typhoon in the Philippines which was heading to Vietnam. Luckily the day trip went ahead on the following day and we could just about squeeze it into our schedule before heading to Cambodia.  Continue reading “Take a day trip to the Mekong Delta!”

10 Things to do in Saigon, Vietnam

You have most likely heard of Saigon and perhaps Ho Chi Minh City too, but you might not have known that both are different names for the same city in Southern Vietnam. Before the trip I said I was visiting Ho Chi Minh City, but now that we’ve visited and spent time speaking to the locals I’d be more likely to say Saigon. Saigon was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City at the end of the Vietnam war, named after the communist leader who led the independence movement in Vietnam. Continue reading “10 Things to do in Saigon, Vietnam”