48 Hours: Making the Best of Saigon with a Trip to the Mekong Delta

A city where the motorbikes seem to outnumber the people, the trick to crossing the street is to have no fear and just walk.  Saigon – now known as Ho Chi Minh CIty – cannot be considered a relaxing place to visit.  But its usually a stop on most trips through Vietnam, even if just…

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Caving in Vietnam

Since The New York Times listed Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest – as a top destination for 2014, visiting Phong Nha National Park and the surrounding jungle have quickly become a must for many travelers.  Currently, Oxalis Adventure Tours (www.oxalis.com.vn) is the only company authorized to tour Son Doong and can take…

In Search of the Best Bahn Mi in Saigon

Just as in Hanoi, I had little interest in experiencing the bustling city life of Saigon – except for the street food.  Pho was my vice of choice in the North- and bahn mi was what I was intent on eating here.  And I wasn’t disappointed. Before the trip, I researched where to go: checking…