Visa run to Moc Bai border Vietnam

Visa run to Moc Bai border Vietnam In another post there is info about visas for Vietnam. Here more about the infamous border run or Visa run to Moc Bai border Vietnam. When you have a three months tourist visa and it is going to expire while you are in …

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum

One of the biggest tourist attractions within the city of Hanoi is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh was the big man behind the independence and reunification of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is called ‘uncle’ or ‘uncle Ho’ by the Vietnamese people. Officially it is still not allowed …

Daily tourist bus Vientiane – Hanoi

Tourist bus When living in Asia, or travelling in Asia, you will always have some adventurous journeys instead of luxury ones. So is the tourist bus between Vientiane and Hanoi. A ticket for the daily tourist bus might look cheap and a good alternative for flying. The price being charged …

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – south Vietnam

Saigon Saigon is the biggest city of Vietnam, although it’s not the capital. The numbers are somewhere around 3,4 million people living in the inner city and 10 million including surrounding areas. The weather in Saigon can be from real hot, around 40 degrees in summer, to very wet during …

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam

Hanoi A lot can be said about the differences between north and south Vietnam and about Hanoi and Saigon. Overall it’s the Americans that like Saigon most and Europeans that like Hanoi most. Maybe this is related to the history of both cities. If you prefer a dynamic, noisy, polluted, …

Bank account in Vietnam

Bank Card Is it possible to open a bank account in Vietnam? The answer is yes, but there are some things you need to know. Many of the banks issue bank debit cards which can only be used within Vietnam. You go through all the paperwork to apply for a bank …

Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Traffic chaos The people who have been in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) know what this post is about. The traffic is chaotic and crazy. If you don’t like big cities, if you don’t like noise, if you can’t handle pollution, stay out of Saigon. The traffic was …