"IMPREXXION: HO CHI MINH CITY" Top 5 Page for this destination Ho Chi Minh City by xuessium

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide: 3,131 reviews and 7,263 photos

..."The David that made the mighty Goliath fell flat on its face into a couldron full of ash. Come and see the place that the US thought it would impulverise with imperial might by bombing it carpet-style but scampered away with its tail between its legs. Watch how a generation of Vietnamese had erased the scars of war, eager to jump ahead on the train towards the future. Discover the unpolished diamond that is Ho Chi Minh City, and that lingering dream that was once called Saigon"...

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly locals; good food; great coffee!
  • Cons:That thing called the Avian Flu.....
  • In a nutshell:Unpolished diamond yet to be tainted by mass tourism
  • Last visit to Ho Chi Minh City: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated May 20, 2006
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  • Sep 22, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Vietnam, good. America, bad.

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    Jun 26, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    I hadnt heard of jetlag books before and Im laughing reading the excerpts from the different books...I definitely want to pick up a copy of Phaic Taan! So funny!

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    Aug 29, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Hi Xuess, I will have too much to choose during my very short stay in HCMC; your page has exxxxcellent info! Thanks

  • GenuinelyCurious's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2007 at 11:34 PM

    Good tip on the clearing of customs. I did not have a hotel name, but someone tipped me off to just pull one out of Lonely Planet

  • Jomerlion's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2007 at 1:27 AM

    Hi, glad to find fantastic photography and travel tips on VT, one of the best so far. I will definitely get a taste of Star Apple when I get to HCM.

  • Aidy_p's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2007 at 9:37 AM

    Great off the Beaten path tips. Cheers

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    Mar 2, 2007 at 1:06 PM

    Hi Xuess, Interesting pages, gave me a good insight into HCMC and local life. Will be visiting Feb'08 and look forward to the experience, thank you.

  • Feb 15, 2007 at 9:21 PM

    your photos are absolutely brilliant - i loved looking at them thanks

  • saracen's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2006 at 2:57 PM

    What great tips - I am very grateful! Off to HCM in a month and getting excited - Thanks!

  • JEKIE2's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2006 at 9:35 AM

    Thanks for inviting me to check out your hcm page, now i'm really excited to go! Can't wait til Saturday! Have a great day!

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