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Asia Cruise Ports of Call Cruising

Port of Call Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, as it is officially called, is a sprawling city located on the delta of the Dong Nai River however even locals still call it by its original name, Saigon. With the rapid industrialization recently of Vietnam a number of port facilities have been built along the channels of the Dong Nai […]

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For the Love of Bicycles

A photographic collection celebrating bicycles. Basic transportation, art, sport, obsession and a few unusual uses. Some cities couldn’t function without them and others have left them behind…

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Asia Short Stories

A Vietnam Adventure, An Afternoon Shopping On Dong Khoi Street

A Short Story Spending a few days in Vietnam on two occasions recently, we spent time shopping on Dong Khoi Street in Saigon. (Officially, it’s Ho Chi Minh City, but even the residents still call it Saigon.) Vietnam is bargain hunter heaven, featuring a great exchange rate with the U.S. Dollar which are accepted virtually […]

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Asia Cruise Ports of Call Cruising

Port of Ho Chi Minh City

Links To Additional Information What to expect on a cruise stop in Vietnam to visit Ho Chi Minh City. Where you dock, how to get around, money and attractions to see. When your cruise ship visits the port of Ho Chi Minh City see where you dock, transportation options, local money and attractions. Part of […]

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Asia Photo Gallery

A Wet Day In Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An Vietnam This quant town is one of the more popular destinations for travelers to Vietnam with its nearness to the city of Da Nang and some new beach resort properties nearby. Hoi An was recognized as a  World Heritage Site in December 1999 because of its architecture and history as an ancient trading port.   […]

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Vietnam

Above-The Japan Bridge, Hoi An. Impressions of Vietnam Our recent South China Sea cruise made four stops in Vietnam. Because we were back-to-back cruising,  Phu My, the port for Ho Cho Min City was duplicated. We took advantage of two ship’s tours and an independent trip into Saigon with bus service provided by the ship […]

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Asia Cruise Itineraries Cruising

Cruising the South China Sea

A First Visit to Southeast Asia We spent all of February cruising with Celebrity’s Constellation in the South China Sea on back-to-back itineraries. We visited twelve ports with only one repeat (Ho Chi Min City). If you are going to fly twelve thousand miles you probably should make the most of the trip. We flew into […]