• A Hidden Gem Attraction in Sai Gon: Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (FITO)

    Ho Chi Minh city is usually the first or last place you’ll visit when coming to Vietnam and this city is also a city of vibrant energy, rich history, and captivating culture. In addition to its famous landmarks and bustling city life, HCMC is also home to several hidden gems that are worth discovering. Mentioning […]

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    July 20, 2024 By inAra
  • Top 3 Local Markets for Street Food in Sai Gon

    Ho Chi Minh city, is usually the first place you’ll visit when coming to Vietnam and this city is also home to one of the country’s most vibrant culinary scenes. Sure, Saigon is a big city with its fair share fancy restaurants, but the best way to eat in Saigon is by taking it to […]

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    July 19, 2024 By inAra
  • Saigon’s Photography Walking Tour: With Locals

    Short on time but want to pack the most photos and fun possible into your Saigon visit? A Saigon’s photography walking tour might be for you. There’s plenty of Ho Chi Minh City photo walks to choose from, but ‘Saigon’s Photo Walking Tour’ hosted by With Locals is my favorite. The tour offers a unique […]

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    July 10, 2024 By inAra

    Vietnam is the second-largest coffee-growing country in the world and is famous for its coffee culture. And Saigon has succeeded in creating a unique culture of coffee with a strong sense of heritage. From sleek modern cafes to cozy corner shops tucked away in narrow alleyways, the city boasts a rich tapestry of coffee experiences. […]

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    May 19, 2024 By inAra
  • Traveling with Pets: The Complete Guide

    Our dogs are an important part of our family and when it comes to travel, it’s hard to imagine leaving home without them and we love experiencing new places with our beloved Lychee and Chloe! As much joy as bringing along our dogs can be, it can be daunting once you factor in transportation, activities, […]

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    January 18, 2017 By inAra
  • My Favorite Local Designer Boutique in SaiGon: Cosette

    With Vietnam being one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia and many tourists before making their way to renowned attractions like Hoi An or Ha Long Bay usually make a quick stop at SaiGon. And one of the most common questions that my foreign friends ask me about SaiGon is, “Which local […]

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    November 8, 2016 By inAra
  • Sai Gon: Restaurants and Cafes

    Most popular questions that friends ask me inbox are, “What do you recommend for restaurants in SaiGon?” “Could you give me the names of nice cafes in SG?” “Which places serve proper afternoon tea in SG?” “Where are nice places to take pictures in SG?”

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    July 23, 2016 By inAra
  • Photo Spots in Saigon: art alleys, iconic corners, timeless staircases,…

    In this post, I’ll reveal my favorite photography spots in SaiGon. To bring out Saigon’s rich diversity and colorful culture, one of my favorite choices for photos is art arcades/alleys which appear at every corner of every district in Saigon. Instead of going to crowded touristy places like ĐườngĐi BộNguyễnHuệ, you can find hidden photography […]

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    July 15, 2016 By inAra