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Saigon to Siem Reap Map
FEBRUARY 2020: OVERVIEW: I flew my 2 daughters out from New Zealand to join me in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Our plan was to tour the Mekong Delta before making our way up through Cambodia to Siem Reap (picking up the best highlights along the way). This is our route: … this is our story … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong (or the ‘VND’). I will refer to them as V$s. At the time of writing, the exchange rates were: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 Published Wholesale Rate V$23,215 V$25,775 V$30,156 Effective Exchange Rate V$22,538 […]

Mekong Delta (Vietnam) to Siem Reap (Cambodia) – Living Ideas

OCTOBER 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Saigon International Airport and include: A taxi from the airport to my budget Hotel in District 1 5 days / 4 nights in Saigon A 2 day / 2 night Mekong Delta Tour The Ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc (included in my tour) CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Saigon and the Mekong Delta Tour. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY […]

Saigon – Vietnam – GRANDPAcking Costs

  OCTOBER 2015:   Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I was in Saigon / HCMC to arrange how to get to Phu Quoc. I had booked myself into the Bizu Hotel for 4 nights so that I could sort the best option out without being rushed. I used CHEAPFLIGHTS.COM and TIKET.COM to see how much the flight was from Saigon to Phu Quoc. I could get a one-way flight for about US$59 BUT BEWARE, once on Phu Quoc the last minute flights back were over US$100 (a frient had to pay US$175 from Phu Quoc to Nha Trang)! By the time […]

Saigon to Phu Quoc – Vietnam – The Mekong Delta Tour

  OCTOBER 2015:   Click here to read our Vietnam Retirement Reviews. Read about Vietnam Visa. OVERVIEW: In District 1 there are lots of recreational activities which is why District 1 is also known as the “sleepless district” where a great deal of entertainment keeps you awake all night. Foreigners from all over the world can be found here – so the chance of meeting new expat friends is higher than in other districts. Pham Ngu Lao street is a westernised road where there are a lot of western-style restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other services for foreigners. Thanks to the high density of foreigners, there […]

Saigon – Vietnam – Information