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Vietnam: Saigon
21 Jun 2014

Arrival

June 18, 2014

from Siem Reap, Cambodia

Departure

June 24, 2014

to Can Tho, Vietnam

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Travel Planning: Saigon, Vietnam

Friday, June 20, 2014 22:07

Do

  • Looks fun: http://www.aoshowsaigon.com/en/page/booking.html/3

Sleep

Thanh Guesthouse

Centrally located in the heart of Disrtict 1, Saigon, with great shopping, cafes, bars and music.

New Sky Hotel

New Sky Hotel is near tourist area so you can easily find good food and fun in a short distance. The friendly staffs will bring to you warmly service and ready to assist you.

Eco Backpackers Hostel

Eco Backpackers Hostel prides itself on delivering a budget experience with cleanliness, friendliness and a dash of style built-in.

We are right in the main street of Saigon’s Backpacker area (not in dark alley).

So getting there is just 15 minutes by ground transport from the Airport. Buses from Cambodia and other provinces is only 1 minute walk from our location !

All Saigon’s main attractions are within walking distance !

  • 264 De Tham Street, Pham Ngu Lao ward, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh
  • 87% on hostelworld
  • 4.5 out of 5 on tripadvisor
  • Really solid reviews all around. Clean, good wifi, nice beds. $6/night dorm beds.

Khoi Hostel

Khoi Hostel located in a safe & quite alley in Back Packer area. Staying here you will feed what is ‘ideally placed for nightlife’.

From the airport you catch a Taxi to Pham Ngu Lao street and stop in Thai Binh Market, you will see the alley next to Thai Binh market, get into the alley 373 about 5 doors, Khoi Hostel in the left hand.

From the airport you catch a bus number 152 and stop in Ben Thanh Market. From Ben Thanh market, follow the park by walking about 15 minutes you will see Thai Binh market, get into the alley 373 next to Thai Binh market about 5 doors, Khoi Hostel in the left hand.

From the Cambodia Bus stop go awalk about 5 minutes you will see Thai Binh market, get into the alley 373 next to Thai Binh market about 5 doors, Khoi Hostel in the left hand.

  • 373/11 Pham Ngu Lao St, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh
  • 88% on hostelworld
  • 4.5 out of 5 on tripadvisor
  • Even higher rating than Eco Backpackers and they include food for just a $1 more than Eco at $7/night dorm beds.

Thanh Thuong Guesthouse

Ideally situated in District 1 with over 100 bars and restaurants, markets, shops and tourist sites nearby.

PP BackPackers

Situated in the heart of Saigon City in the middle of the tourist district. Countless bars and tours available for an enjoyable time in Saigon.

Ly Loan

Ly Loan is a friendly and cosy family run guesthouse that opened in 2005 and refurnished in 2009.

  • 241/11/2 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, D, Ho Chi Minh
  • 90% on hostelworld
  • 4.5 out of 5 on tripadvisor

Flying from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Saturday, June 21, 2014 13:49

| 1:49PM | On a bike to the airport. | 1:50PM | Getting gas. | 1:50PM | On our way! | 2:12PM | At the airport. | 2:23PM | Checked in! Visas were all good :) | 4:07PM | Slippery take off! | 5:18PM | Touch down! | 5:56PM | Through customs! | 6:08PM | On the 152 bus. | 7:14PM | At khoi Hostel.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 17:12

Khoi Hostel

Saturday, June 21, 2014 19:29

Where we’re staying.

Co'm Tâm Hello

Saturday, June 21, 2014 19:51

Getting some street food. Holy crap it was delicious. The meat wasn’t leathery and they marinated it too.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 08:24

Thievery!

Sunday, June 22, 2014 12:40

A girl in our dorm just had her purse stolen by a motorbiker! The purse was under her coat and just barely sticking out at the bottom. The motorbiker drove by and tore the purse from her body before she could even react. Crazytown!

Sunday, June 22, 2014 14:32

Gogi House

Sunday, June 22, 2014 14:52

Just ok bibimbaps.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 15:50

Sunday, June 22, 2014 15:52

Sunday, June 22, 2014 16:20

Signals

Sunday, June 22, 2014 17:44

Found on the ground in a park.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 18:30

Sunday, June 22, 2014 19:15

Rice Pot

Sunday, June 22, 2014 19:27

Pho Aftermath

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:04

Was decent, but we had much better pho farther from the tourist districts.

Coffee 197

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:07

Pretty decent pho for 40,000.

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:08

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:21

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:22

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:22

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:30

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:33

Telephone Cables

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:41

Just some of the fascinating electrical wiring here.

Monday, June 23, 2014 13:51

Monday, June 23, 2014 14:04

Monday, June 23, 2014 14:25

Monday, June 23, 2014 14:27

War Remnants Museum

Monday, June 23, 2014 14:39

Incredibly sad.

Monday, June 23, 2014 16:14

Military Vehicles

Monday, June 23, 2014 16:18

Just outside the war memorial museum.

Monday, June 23, 2014 16:52

Bacon-Wrapped Egg-Filled Pastries

Monday, June 23, 2014 18:28

Such a tasty snack. Got these from Paris Baguette, along with what I’ve affectionately named “squishies”, which are delicious white puffs filled with custard.

Bussing from Saigon to Can Tho

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 15:25

2:59PM | In a cab from Khoi Hostel. Cost 33k | 3:20PM | At Phuong Trang bus ticket office. | 3:23PM | Bus was full, missed it! | 3:29PM | On another bus. Not sure if it’s the actual bus. | 3:51PM | At a bus terminal. | 4:26PM | And we’re off! | 6:05PM | Stopping for food. | 6:25PM | On our way again. | 7:42PM | At the Can Tho terminal. | 8:15PM | Finally got on a shuttle. | 8:34PM | At Hotel Xoai.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 15:43

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 16:04

Bussing from Can Tho to Saigon

Thursday, June 26, 2014 13:35

| 1:34PM | In the shuttle to the bus station. | 1:45PM | At Thành Bưởi bus terminal. | 1:52PM | Boarded. | 2:00PM | And we’re off! | 3:57PM | Stopping for food. | 4:09PM | And off again. | 5:13PM | Arrived in Saigon. | 5:21PM | On a shuttle. | 5:41PM | At the ticket office. | 5:52PM | In a cab. | 6:04PM | At the hostel.

Phan Anh Hostel

Friday, June 27, 2014 12:01

Stayed here for a night.

McRoyale with Cheese

Friday, June 27, 2014 14:19

Friday, June 27, 2014 15:14

Best Pho

Friday, June 27, 2014 15:23

The pho here was soooo tasty.

Phở Phượng

Friday, June 27, 2014 15:57

Really tasty pho! They apparently put cinnamon in the broth.

Pho Pots

Friday, June 27, 2014 16:00

The restaurant was making all of their pho out on the sidewalk.

Friday, June 27, 2014 16:05

Friday, June 27, 2014 17:55

Friday, June 27, 2014 18:01

The Base of the Tower

Friday, June 27, 2014 18:08

Infinity lakes.

Friday, June 27, 2014 18:20

Friday, June 27, 2014 18:49

Friday, June 27, 2014 19:04

Popup Origami Cards

Friday, June 27, 2014 19:06

The Train Station

Friday, June 27, 2014 22:24

Arrival

June 18, 2014

from Siem Reap, Cambodia

Departure

June 24, 2014

to Can Tho, Vietnam