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Reunification Palace Saigon

The Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, is an important landmark in Saigon and is a worthy place to visit: it’s interesting, it’s well set up for tours, it’s easy to get to and it’s cheap. The Reunification Palace is steeped in history: A former presidential palace, it was the residence of the […]

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Mekong Delta: Preparing for an Adventure

While we were in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) we booked an organised tour to the Mekong Delta. Yes, that is as exotic as it sounds! Options for Mekong Delta Tours: From Saigon there are different options for taking a tour into the Mekong Delta, depending on what you want to do there

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Backpacker District in Saigon

I found myself trawling up and down the backpacker district in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) looking for accommodation on the morning that I arrived in the city. Let’s just say I was happy to leave Nha Trang and get on yet another sleeper train to Saigon.