For 91 Days in Saigon

Adventures, anecdotes and advice from three months exploring Ho Chi Minh City

For 91 Days we lived in Ho Chi Minh City, otherwise known as Saigon, in southern Vietnam. Vibrant, chaotic, and historic, we uncovered more than enough to keep us busy for three months.
Whether you're planning your own journey to Vietnam, or are just interested in seeing what makes it such a special country, our articles and photographs should help you out.

Saigon For 91 Days: E-Book Travel Guide

Jürgen and I spent three months living in Saigon, officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. It was our first time in Southeast Asia, and we were blown away by the culture, cuisine and people of this metropolis. Zipping around the city on scooters, exploring the Mekong Delta, sitting on the curb for another bowl of ph? were just a few of the memories we made in this incredible city. We've now collected our experiences into an…

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Tạm Biệt, Saigon!

Noise, pollution, rats, cockroaches, insane traffic, incessant honking, unhygienic street kitchens, non-stop construction, and drunken singers who belt out horrible karaoke late into the night... Saigon has all of this and more! So how is it possible, that Jürgen and I enjoyed our 91 days here so completely?

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Saigon at Night

Once the sun sets, taking the suffocating heat with it, Saigon turns on the lights and lets down its hair. Students meet to play cards at coffee shops, the bars fill up with both locals and tourists, and the city's innumerable old lady brigades claim their habitual seats on the corners. Whether we were getting drunk at hotpot joints with brand new best-friends-ever, strolling along the canal with dozens of dog-walkers, or zipping around on scooters while the city lights blaze by, some of our best Saigon memories came at night.

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Run For Your Visa

We had planned on staying in Vietnam for just three months, but when the time came to choose our next destination, we weren't quite ready to leave. After spending so much time in the south of the country, how could we neglect the north? Just one problem: our visas were set to expire. I've heard Cambodia is nice this time of year. How about we visit for a couple minutes?

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Saigon’s Street Cats and Dogs

We judge a city based on a few critical factors: cuisine, transportation, museums, nightlife... and the cuteness of its street cats and dogs. And that last one is a category in which Saigon scores high. Check out some of the creatures we've met during our 91 days in the city. Which ones would you take home? You can only choose one!

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The Tomb of Lê Văn Duyệt

One of Vietnam's most cherished military heroes, Lê Văn Duyệt, is buried alongside his wife at a temple in Saigon's Bình Thạnh district. Constructed after the marshal's death in 1830, this religious complex provides an attractive place of quiet, in the middle of an otherwise chaotic neighborhood.

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