Another student tour

We booked another student tour to take us around to see the local temples and pagodas. Our first stop was district 5 for this temple. It is a Chinese Taoist temple and one of the oldest in the area. Nearby was the Binh Tay market so we went there to look around too. The Binh ...

Boat tour to Can Gio Mangrove Forest

Our tour guide picked us up at 8:00 am sharp. We were ready downstairs and waiting for our exciting day. We purchased a tour recommended to us from: lesrivesexperience.com. We got the Can Gio Mangrove forest tour for $107 per person. While this is really expensive it was definitely worth it. The experiences we got ...

New Years on a rooftop in Ho Chi Minh City

We started the night by walking down to district 1 from our place in district 4. It was about 8:00 pm and things were already pretty busy. We walked to Nguyen Hue street to see what was going on there. We had been there already the night before so we had seen some of the ...

Idle thoughts about Vietnam

Despite the crazy traffic, constant cacophony of horns, and walking 3 to 6 miles a day for two and a half weeks at this point, I have yet to see a collision. I’ve seen countless close calls, and I know the statistics in Vietnam are high, but for all the texting while biking, driving on ...

Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum

The Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum is located in a series of old buildings with aging and cracked tile and stained glass. The buildings are in poor repair especially in the inside and the exhibits are often not well displayed or preserved but nonetheless at less then $0.50 per person it is well worth ...

Tiny glimpse of local life in Hoi An

On our last day in Hoi An we wanted to walk around and try to see what local life was like. We set a course out to the rice fields. We were lucky that the rain had decided to stop for a while. We walked down a small cement path and followed it as it ...

A rainy day is a great spa day

We were in Hoi An when the typhoon hit southern Vietnam so it was rainy most of the time when we were there. Given that one of us was still sick we thought a day at the spa would be a great use of time. We got a steam room, hot stone massage, and Asian ...

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