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Phu Quoc Diaries Day 3: Don’t Fly With Jetstar

The jet lag hadn’t quite kicked in yet, as tiredness had cancelled it out, and we slept through the night. Plus the bed at Ciao Saigon Hotel was comfy, so that was a bonus. This was our first morning in Vietnam. We had arrived in Ho Chi Minh City the previous day after 21 hours […]

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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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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.