One of the things I loved about living in Asia is how easy and affordable it is to travel to many Asia-Pacific destinations and how diverse the cultures and attractions are. With a few minutes . . .
More HCMC Restaurants
Food is cheap, healthy, clean and super yummy in HCMC. It was one of the goals of our trip - to eat as much authentic Vietnamese cuisine! I've already featured all the phở bò we ate and our top 2 . . .
Best Street Food in HCMC
Our other favorite place to eat is Nha Hang Ngon (another recommendation of Chie of The Nomad’s Black Book). It's where tourists can enjoy street food without worrying about a bum tummy. According to . . .
Where to Get Paintings at Local Prices in HCMC
For super affordable paintings in HCMC Vietnam, head on over to Tran Phu street in District 5. I read somewhere that this is where the locals buy their art and I wasn't disappointed. The prices were . . .
Our favorite brunch spot in HCMC
This was our favorite place to have breakfast in HCMC Vietnam on out trip there last November 2011. All thanks to Chie of The Nomad's Black Book for recommending this fab resto! The best thing about . . .
Trying Phở Bò at Different HCMC Restaurants
TD and I absolutely love Vietnamese noodle soup or Phở, specifically the beef noodle soup called Phở Bò. It was our default order in Ho Chi Minh, when we didn't know what was good to order. Phở or . . .
HCMC Money Changer
If you are looking for a money changer in Ho Chi Minh City, we found very good rates compared to the others within the backpackers district. Details are below. Foreign Currency Exchange-Table . . .
Ho Chi Minh Shopping Finds
Ho Chi Minh is a lovely place to shop. If find the items I bought much cheaper than Jakarta as well. Sharing with you photos of my shopping loot. This is one of the many reasons we are broke and . . .
Flight to HCMC and Hotel
Last year I was able to visit HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon) Vietnam because of an Air Asia promo fare which we booked about a year ahead. (Yep budget flyers must plan waaaaayyy . . .
Cincinati Leather Boutique HCMC
As we were looking along Dong Koi for a money changer, I realized that I brought the wrong bag. My roomy woven beach bag (WTH was I thinking right?), didn't feel secure being held by hand and could . . .