Which taxi to take in Saigon?

In Vietnam, taxi is the number one complaints for tourists and expats. Ripped off a trip, going in circles, and being robbed off are all too often and are daily affairs. In Ho Chi Minh City, the taxis are divided into two categories, company operated taxis and private taxis. Private Taxis I will touch on […]

HCMC – How to clear the airport and arrive safely

At the Airport The international airport of HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City) is Ton Son Nhat International Airport. It was built by the French back in the 1930s and later on it was used as a military airfield during the Vietnam war (renamed to Tan Son Nhut), and it became famous after footages of refugees […]

How to Get Around Saigon – Taxi/Xe Om

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to tell a taxi driver where you want to go in Saigon. Vietnamese Lesson: Here are some useful phrases to help you express better. The first thing you will hear is most likely “… dee dow?” It means … ‘go where?’ “dee Saigon Square” – Go Saigon Square. […]