Allambie – The background Story

“I was found by a local policeman. He carried me to an orphanage in Saigon called Hoi Duc-Anh where I was given the name Thi Hien and my birth date of 26th March 1969. My journey had begun. Vietnam was in turmoil; the Vietnam War had been raging since 1965 and had become worldwide news. Initially, […]

About Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is a metropolis on the move – and we’re not just talking about the thousands of motorbikes that fill the streets. Saigon, as it’s known to all but city officials, is at its most dizzying a high-octane city of commerce, romance and culture that has driven the whole country forward with […]

Places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

There is so much to see and do Saigon that no matter how long your stay it will never be long enough, but there a few place that you must see and Ben Thanh Market is one of them. Ben Thanh Market is a hugely vibrant and colourful market and is situated in District 1. […]

Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese cuisine must be on one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. The main dish is rice, fresh vegetables and herbs, the average Vietnamese meal consists of a bowl of rice combined with a serving of meat, a side dish of vegetables and herbs, spring rolls and a small bowl of soup. If you […]

Ho Chi Minh City Weather

Saigon has two seasons, the wet and the dry season. The wet season usually starts in May and ends in November. The dry season is from December to April.  The months between November and February are generally the most comfortable for travelling these months the temperature is still a bit cooler, but you don’t get […]

Getting around Ho Chi Minh City

The best way to get round Saigon and see all its hidden treasures is by motorbike. In Saigon they have Motorbike Taxi (Honda ôm). These are motorcycles that you just wave down and jump on the back to be transported anywhere in the town most of these motorbike men do speak Basic English. If you […]