Ho Chi Minh City

hotel des arts saigon district 1

HO CHI MINH CITY | Hotel Des Arts Saigon MGallery Collection is a 5 star boutique hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, Saigon. We recently stayed as guests of the hotel when we were invited to Vietnam to celebrate the launch of direct Jetstar services

biacraft artisan ales district 3

HO CHI MINH CITY | Ho Chi Minh City is a place that’s embraced craft beer in recent years, with the Vietnamese city seeing an explosion in the number of craft breweries in town over the past year. Despite the relative infancy of the craft beer scene in the city,

ho chi minh city street photography saigon

After writing all of my Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”) posts that related to specific topics, I found myself with almost 300 photos that didn’t really belong anywhere.  Looking through the photos, I managed to whittle the number down to and assortment of 26 photos of street scenes, people and

ho chi minh city food guide

Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”), Vietnam (or Saigon, as many still refer to it), offers an amazing array of food for visitors. As your read through my Ho Chi Minh City Food Guide, you’ll discover that there is a lot more to Vietnamese food than just Pho and Banh Mi,

ho chi minh city food markets

The bustling food markets of Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”) show how the Vietnamese way of shopping for fresh produce differs to that of some more developed nations. While Vietnam certainly does have supermarkets (I found a very nice, modern big one in Ho Chi Minh City), they are not

ho chi minh city district 4

Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”), is divided into 24 Districts (Quậns). District 1 is the central urban district of the city and is where most visitors to HCMC spend their time. This is for good reason.  District 1 is dense, exciting, most of the tourist sites are