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Suoi Tien Theme Park in Ho Chi Minh City

Suoi Tien Theme Park in Ho Chi Minh City

As part of a Christmas gift from grandparents, we went to Suoi Tien Theme Park in Ho Chi Minh City with some friends. The entry is quite spectacular! It is a Buddhist themed park and has a small amusement park, waterpark, some temples, and gardens on the property. Some attractions, like the waterpark, require a separate entrance fee. We attended on a school day, and assumed that this would protect us from...

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Vietnam Water Puppet Show

Vietnam Water Puppet Show

We had heard that a Vietnamese Water Puppet Show was an absolute necessity to see when visiting Vietnam, and we were eager to find out if it held up to its “tour book” recommendation. We arrived very early for the show (in other words…we missed the show we had wanted to see…and ended up killing time in the city until the later showing), and were able to purchase tickets in advance. Our friend, Vu,...

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Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

Our online research showed us that Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, was going to be a very festive place to spend the holidays! Although Vietnam is mostly Buddhist and they don’t really celebrate Christmas in a Western way, they certainly did decorate the city and celebrate in their own way! First off…we stayed in a hotel downtown and found that there were lights everywhere!  Every hotel and many big...

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2012 Travels in Review – a Truly Crazy Ride!

2012 Travels in Review – a Truly Crazy Ride!

So much happened in 2012, that I get overwhelmed trying to remember it all. So, Jared and I thought we’d go through our photos and make a small monthly collage of our life happenings…but that proved to be even more overwhelming! How do you sum up so much in only 5 monthly photos? 2012 was by-far the most amazing year of our lives. We experienced so many new places and cultures, as well as learned and grew...

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Touring with Saigon Street Eats

Touring with Saigon Street Eats

Some online acquaintances of ours live in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and started a new food tour business called Saigon Street Eats. Their tour is highly rated, and when we finalized our plans to visit HCMC, they were the first people we contacted and the first plans we made! The first morning after arrival we set off on their Saigon Pho Trail tour, which started us off with a traditional Vietnamese breakfast...

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