Category Archives: Vietnam

Secret Underground Spies @ The Independence Palace

If you’re looking to entertain your kids with a bit of weird, underground history, a trip to Vietnam‘s Independence Palace (or Reunification Palace as it is now known) should be on your list. Surrounded by beautiful laid lawn and hanging tropical trees, this memory of Vietnam’s past is perfect for escaping the heat and learning…

Cu Chi; How do you fancy living in a tunnel?

If you’re claustrophobic, the Cu Chi tunnels on the outskirts of Saigon are going to be your worst nightmare. Less than 50cm in diameter, these tunnels were once home to Vietnamese fighters and their families for over a decade during the American War. Read on to know more about why we visited and what you…

Go to the Teh Dar Show Saigon

Out of all of our travels HCMC/Saigon is the city that left the biggest and lasting impression on us. I had heard so much about it and it lived up to its expectations and way beyond. I loved how alive Saigon was with its constant noise and the street food smells.  I couldn’t wait to…

Fuck Agent Orange. Buy Handicrafts ART instead

As part of a day tour by TNK Travel to the Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi tunnels, we were also taken to an art factory (Handicrafts ART) where Vietnamese people suffering from the effects of Agent Orange were employed. What is Agent Orange? Agent Orange was a horrific toxic chemical that the US…

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