Top
Saigon

Thao Dien has garnered a reputation among the Saigonese as a hotbed for foreigners to live, particularly English-speaking expats. It's one of the largest expat areas in Saigon, with the other main spot for foreigners to settle being Phu My Hung in District 7. There are many reasons why expats might choose to live in Thao Dien; from the variety

Saigon

Gather a moto-squad and get ready for a day of mangrove forests, cheeky monkeys and roadside hammock sessions. A day trip to Can Gio island, just south of Saigon, is the perfect escape into nature. Not only does Can Gio have some cool stuff to see, but it's also cheap and exciting to get to. This guide shares how to

Saigon

Picking the right place to call home will shape your experience in Vietnam. No two cities offer the same vibe and with Vietnam being such a long country, the difference between living in the north versus living in the south can be vast. Considering I'm still living in Ho Chi Minh City, 4 years after moving, I think it's safe

Saigon

As a child, Cluedo was my first choice of board game. As an adult, my favourite TV shows and books revolve around crime and murder mystery. So is it really any surprise that one of the best tours I've experienced in Vietnam was this insane murder mystery tour of Saigon's Chinatown? Not. At. All. And I'm confident it will be

Saigon

A lone peak surrounded by an endless sea of Vietnamese countryside, Black Virgin Mountain stands out as a major landmark in Tay Ninh province. Black Virgin Mountain, called Bà Đen in Vietnamese, is one of the best hikes near Ho Chi Minh City, with a scenic drive through the countryside, a cable car ride and a series of pagodas. This

Saigon

Vietnam is overwhelming for most people. New sights, new smells, new faces, new customs, new language. But one of the biggest things to adapt to is the traffic. The most common form of transport in Saigon, and across Vietnam, is motorbikes. There are lots of them. 8.5 million of them scooting about Ho Chi Minh City every day, to be