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20 free things to do in Ho Chi Minh City: experience Saigon for nothing

6 min readPublished Mar 23, 2022

Ho Chi Minh City is one of Southeast Asia’s top budget destinations. From temples to local sports, here are the best free things to do in Saigon.

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Floating markets, chic beaches, mangrove forests and more day trips from Ho Chi Minh City

7 min readPublished Feb 24, 2022

Visit the vast Mekong Delta, floating markets, pristine nature reserves and more with our list of the top day trips from Ho Chi Minh City.

An overhead shot of a boat drifting through a Mekong coconut plantation; best day trips from Ho Chi Minh City

15 best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

12 min readPublished Jul 20, 2021

From historic buildings and histrionic skyscrapers to beer, buzzing bikes and bits of old Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City throbs with energy. Here's what to do.

Ho Chi Minh City has a skyline of tall buildings perfect to get a birds-eye-view of the city © Ho Ngoc Binh / Getty Images

How I survived a 15-day hotel quarantine

7 min readPublished Feb 10, 2021

With more countries introducing mandatory hotel quarantine for travelers arriving from other countries, one writer, who has just completed a 15-day hotel quarantine in Vietnam, shares her tips on making the most of it.

Sarah in her airport issue hazmat suit, some of her meals were ordered from outside, on the balcony of her hotel room where she spent 15 days.  ©Sarah Clayton-Lea

A guide to Ho Chi Minh City for digital nomads

4 min readPublished Jan 11, 2021

Ho Chi Minh City is on a wave of tech development. Here's everything you need to know about being a digital nomad in HCMC.

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