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Our Top Ten Travel Items

I bought a new bottle of Tiger Balm the other day. My first was purchased in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1997 for the grand price of $1 USD. My new tub was purchased here in Saigon, last month for around $1.50. It is one of my top ten travel items on any trip. Co-incidentally, that same week, a friend asked me what...

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Update on what’s going on with us..

Hi all,Sorry it’s been so long once again, but Ho Chi Minh City is keeping us very busy. I hope some of you have had a chance to hop over and visit our new website http://hochiminhcityhighlights.com. It’s slowly but surely coming along and there’s some great info on tours, activities and eating spots around town as well as handy hints...

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Have you ever been inspired by a book to travel?

I was working on our new website about Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, writing a blog post about how to keep the motivation up once you’ve booked your holiday but still have to soldier on til departure date. I suggested that reading a book about, or set in, the location you are about to visit is one way to keep your spirits...

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Cheap, Cheap Wine and Lots of Lovely Beer!

Any of you that know me should be aware of my great love of red wine. There aren’t too many I don’tlike and I don’t have a very developed palate. If it’s $2 and it tastes good, then all the better. I’m like a kid in a toy shop when I get to Spain and France where the selection under...

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