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  • 1. Useful tips

    Traffic in Ho Chi Minh..........I have never seen so many motorbikes in my life, at least they weren't going fast like at home! How to get across to the other side of the road? Mmm, rather daunting...

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  • 2. Local Life

    -- My eighth visit to Saigon was from April 23-26, 1965. I stayed in the Dong Khanh Hotel again, and I remember that I went swimming several times at an outdoor pool that belonged to a formerly very...

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  • 3. Street life

    -- My fifth visit to Saigon was from January 31 to February 4, 1965. In a letter from Saigon on February 1st I wrote: Happy Chinese New Year --or Vietnamese New Year, as the Vietnamese call it...

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  • 4. Sights

    This tip goes for any city in Vietnam, try and go for a tour out in the countryside as this is where you see villages and people getting on with their daily lives......the further out....the...

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  • 5. Transportation

    -- In a letter dated July 17, 1964, I wrote: I am now ca. 31,000 ft. over the South China Sea, en route from the Philippines to Vietnam. We are supposed to land in Saigon in about an hour. The...

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  • 6. Architecture

    Neither in the Cholon (Chinese) District found I the nice old atmosphere I was waiting for. Only in a few corners (like this) you could find the old charming architecture I though was so...

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  • 7. Fever of unknown etiology

    --My second visit to Saigon was because of illness. Since the medics at Phước Vĩnh couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, they sent me to...

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  • 8. Explosion on Christmas Eve

    --On December 24, 1964, we did a very unusual thing and traveled by car from Tân Ba to Saigon, a distance of about thirty kilometers. The driver of the car was...

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  • 9. Jitters on Christmas Day

    -- In a letter dated December 25, 1964, I wrote: I just took a walk past the Brinks Hotel. It is still standing, the frame that is, but it looks like almost the...

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  • 10. Solar and lunar calendars

    --While I was in Saigon for Têt I saved this calendar page to show how the Vietnamese keep their solar and lunar calendars straight. The big section at the top...

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  • 11. On my way back from Hong Kong

    -- My seventh visit to Saigon was also in March 1965, when I spent one night at the Hotel Saigon after returning from my week in Hong Kong.In a letter dated...

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  • 12. The Sinh Café

    --My fourteenth visit to Saigon was in August 1995. Nick and I took an overnight train from Hué (going through Xuan Loc, presumably, though we were asleep and...

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  • 13. San Miguel Beer

    Although the Number One Beer in Vietnam is still Saigon Beer and the second most popular beer is Tiger Beer, San Miguel Beer is growing in Popularity in Vietnam...

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  • 14. Tiger Beer! Popular Here in Sai Gon!

    Tiger Beer, the another South East Asian Beer and Originated in Singapore (and a Direct Competitor of San Miguel Beer for regional beer supremacy) is presently,...

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  • 15. Visa for Vietnam

    The process for getting a visa for Vietnam is fast and easy ... go to the Embassy website and download the visa application and fill it out, take 2 photos and...

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  • 16. Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City is the official and the modern name of Saigon. It is the largest city in Vietnam and the business center. This city is rich in culture,...

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  • 17. rental Vehicles and private tourguide

    it is expensive for easy tours like Cuchi tunnel, mekong delta and City tour. BuT, it may be what you have to pay for PRIVATE tour. So you should consider...

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  • 18. by another name.....

    Ho Chi Minh City has had several names in its interesting history.At one time it was Prey Nokor ("forest empire/city" in the Khmer language) with reference to...

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  • 19. win some or lose some??

    $140 that's probably price for a private trip for 2 of you. Someone mention $90 for private car, so $140 for full package is reasonable.If you can afford this,...

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  • 20. Money

    Seen a number of tips advising to use US$ and bring lots of small denominations. Really don't advise this for two reasons: You'll get a better price in VND,...

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  • 21. ARCHIVED! Airport Tax collected separately

    ARCHIVED! THIS TIP IS NO LONGER VALID!! AIRPORT TAX IS NOW INCLUDED INTO THE TICKET.The airport tax is collected at the airport itself upon your departure from...

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  • 22. Honking hell

    Ho CHi Minh is a honking hell... zillions of motorbikes all over, as well as cars and ciclos... mad traffic and pollution... and noise, in particular. It's...

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  • 23. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    Vietnamese Dong (VND) is Vietnam official currency. Anyone can be millionaire in Vietnam. P/s: Million-Dong-aire!!! Hahah!!For USD100.00 you may get slightly...

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  • 24. MAPS

    Tips: Get the map from the airport. However the airport map ain't that fantastic.Once you are in the city, go to the tourist information building (which is...

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  • 25. 1-Day Mekong Tour for 5 US $

    (last date visited - Dec. 24, 2004)1-Day Mekong Tour (Ben Tre Provincea) bee farmb) candy factoryc) free lunchd) boat ridingDeparture time - 8:00 a.m.Arrival...

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