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Travel Report: Cha Tam Church – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

May 2018. Another church? I hear you cry. Yes, it’s yet another church, although this one has quite the backstory and features as an essential moment of Vietnam’s long, rocky road to peace. Dating back to 1902, Cha Tam Church (Church of St. Francisco Javier) was built in a gothic style with Chinese temple flourishes throughout […]

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Travel Report: Saigon Central Post Office – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

May 2018. For a genuinely fascinating slice of Ho Chi Minh history that isn’t steeped in turmoil, war and killing, don’t miss the city’s beautifully preserved Central Post Office, a French colonial building that today stands proud as one of the oldest structures in the city. It was built over a five-year period from a […]

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Travel Report: Phuong Van Hotel – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

May 2018. As a travel veteran and committed blogger I’ve got countless hotel stories from my years exploring the world. Some of these colorful experiences have found their way into my short stories and travel reports. As tales of woe go, Ho Chi Minh’s Phuong Van Hotel is a good one, so here goes! Located on Hem […]

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Travel Report: Bui Vien Street – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

May 2018. Ho Chi Minh’s action-packed Bui Vien Street is the city’s premier backpacker haven. Just think of a Vietnamese Khao San Road and you’ll know where I’m coming from. Stuffed full of restaurants, cafes, bars, massage parlors, travel agents, shops and even a dodgy dentist, pretty much every creature comfort you could pine for […]

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