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 virtuallyContinue reading “A Vietnam Adventure, An Afternoon Shopping On Dong Khoi Street”

Port of Ho Chi Minh City

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 The Intentional Travelers cruiseContinue reading “Port of Ho Chi Minh City”

Port of Call Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang, Vietnams Resort City Nha Trang is a major Vietnamese resort area famous for beautiful beaches and a growing entertainment venue. It is Vietnam’s most popular coastal town that has benefitted from its proximity to a number of beautiful beaches. Directly across the water from downtown is Tre Island that boasts an amusement parkContinue reading “Port of Call Nha Trang, Vietnam”

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.  Continue reading “A Wet Day In Hoi An Vietnam”

The Port of Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

  General Information – Ho Chi Minh City, as it is officially called, is a sprawling city located on the delta of the Dong Nai River but 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 channelsContinue reading “The Port of Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam”

Graffiti Around the World

I am not sure why but my camera is drawn to record graffiti as we travel. Some of it is incredible street art while much is just a defacing of public and private property. I have developed some opinions about why some places are rank with graffiti while others are completely devoid of it. MyContinue reading “Graffiti Around the World”

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 shipContinue reading “Vietnam”

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 intoContinue reading “Cruising the South China Sea”