Ho Chi Minh City

"Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability."   - Ho Chi Minh Last week, I was at Ho Chi Minh City for work. As it was just an hour and a half flight time, I took the window seat that I may take … Continue reading Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC People's Committee Building Square

Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (2)

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) Following from my last post on visit to the Independence Palace, next to visit would be to Saigon Opera House, Central Post Office and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica Saigon. They are situated at District 1, within a short walk away from each other. The visit at each place should … Continue reading Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (2)

HCMC Independence Palace

Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (1)

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) I have been to Ho Chi Minh City multiple times but only for business. I usually stay at Sheraton Saigon at District 1, the heart of the city. It is within walking distance to most of the tourist attractions like Independence Palace, Saigon Opera House, Central Post Office and … Continue reading Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (1)

Da Nang Beach

5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Day 5 and Parting Thoughts

Central Vietnam After spending 4 days at Central Vietnam, it was time for us to fly back to Singapore. We checked on the weather again in the morning as there was a likelihood that typhoon may hit Da Nang. Glad the weather was fine and we flew back safely as scheduled. Parting Thoughts on the Trip … Continue reading 5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Day 5 and Parting Thoughts

Da Nang Song Han Bridge

5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Da Nang – Day 4

Central Vietnam, Da Nang The last two days of our vacation did not turn out as plan. Due to typhoon, we called off our trip to Hue. With the change in plan, we spent our day 4 at the city centre (Tran Phu Street), checked out the bridges at the Han River, the Da Nang … Continue reading 5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Da Nang – Day 4

Vietnam Hoi An

5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Hoi An – Day 3

Central Vietnam, Hoi An Having experienced Hoi An in the evening, we took the hotel shuttle to visit the place in the morning for a different experience. Upon alighting from the shuttle, we were welcomed by the cheery ambience of Hoi An. We walked along the main streets, checked out the merchandises in the shops … Continue reading 5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Hoi An – Day 3

Da Nang Ba Na Hill

5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Ba Na Hills – Day 2

Central Vietnam, Da Nang, Ba Na Hills After breakfast, we went to Ba Na Hills with a local guide that we booked through the resort concierge. For my first day at Da Nang, check Da Nang – Day 1. The local guide met us at Furama Resort and brought us to the Suoi Mo Station … Continue reading 5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Ba Na Hills – Day 2

Da Nang Beach Resort

5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Da Nang – Day 1

Central Vietnam, Da Nang I was in Da Nang for a 5-day vacation together with my friend during the typhoon season. We did a check on the weather forecast before we go, the weather was fine. And that was the only time we were available for vacation. After considering the various resorts in Da Nang, … Continue reading 5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Da Nang – Day 1

Vietnam Hue Imperial City

Visit to Hue, Vietnam – Part 2

Central Vietnam, Hue (Former Capital of Vietnam) This is Part 2 of my visit to Hue which I will be sharing on our visit to The Imperial City and our River Cruise ride on the Perfume River. For Part 1, check out Visit to Hue, Vietnam – Part 1. After lunch, we were brought back to … Continue reading Visit to Hue, Vietnam – Part 2