Part 2 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 My next destination was the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, some 500 meters north of the Palace. Vietnam probably is the next most Catholic nation in Southeast Asia after the Philippines. Of course, judging only by the number and fame of Catholic churches in Vietnam. Wikipedia classifies the … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (Saigon Notre Dame Basilica & Central Post Office)
Part 1 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 With the help of Google maps, I got to Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Central Post Office and Saigon Opera House with ease. I couldn’t imagine spending hundreds of thousands (of dongs) for this if I didn’t cancel the “free” walking tour. The … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (Independence Palace)
Saturday, October 4, 2014 My internal alarm had gone off shortly after 7 am. My eyelids protested against my mind’s coaxing to read the messages my phone accumulated during my two-hour shutdown. I kept my eyes shut, trying to get more sleep. It took me about half an hour before I decided to get up, … Continue reading The Hack Is Working
Saturday, 04 October 2014 In hindsight, the little waiting game I had with taxi drivers in Makati was, in a way, a good thing for I didn’t have to wait eons in at NAIA for our departure. Our airplane arrived in Ho Chi Minh City at about 3 in the morning, 3 hours later than … Continue reading My Patience Was Being Tried
I stood on the sidewalk, feeling like a distressed Koreanovela protagonist with my umbrella under the falling rain beside a dim streetlight.
(Part 1 of 2) The internet is a huge database of travel tips and tricks for tourists and travelers. When I decided to travel alone to Bali last year, I found myself poring over hundreds of blogs and travel guides months prior to my trip. My typical research covers the basic information about the country … Continue reading Six Things I Learned (So Far) From Solo Traveling