Browsing All posts tagged under »vietnam«

Ho Chi Minh City

December 24, 2012


Vietnam is catching up.  They’re taking on China in low-cost manufacturing and have clear ambitions of their own. But there’s still a charm about Saigon that has already gone from much of urban China – starting with an airport that feels as though the troops have only just moved out.  Everywhere you turn buildings that […]

Saigon City

November 9, 2012


After a few days in Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing seems positively organised – but Saigon is a great place to spend a long weekend. With only a few days I didn’t make it up north to Hanoi or a full tour of the Mekong Delta, but just getting out on the Saigon River made […]