Moon Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (Paperback)

By Dana Filek-Gibson

Moon Travel, 9781631217135, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

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Description

Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way

With its mix of modern architecture, deep history, and dynamic culture, Ho Chi Minh City is the future of Vietnam. Inside Moon Ho Chi Minh City you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for seeing the best of the city, plus worthwhile excursions to Pho Quoc Island, the Con Dao Islands, and the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Detailed maps and full-color photos throughout
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Absorb history at the War Remnants Museum or the Reunification Palace, or explore the posh District 1 for some beautiful (and affordable ) retail therapy. Savor the fragrant incense at the Thien Hau Pagoda, or sample the best of the city's innovative cuisine, including street food vendors like the famed Lunch Lady. Experience the best of HCMC after dark with craft beer and live music at nightclubs or backpacker bars. Hop over to Pho Quoc Island for a relaxing beach day and a seafood dinner, where your meal goes from a tank to a grill to your plate
  • Expert insight from journalist and expat Dana Filek-Gibson on her adopted home
  • Useful tips on health and safety, sustainable travel, traveling solo as a woman, and scheduling group tours
  • Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, plus a handy Vietnamese phrasebook
  • Thorough information on the landscape, history, and local culture, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on
With Moon Ho Chi Minh City's expert advice, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

Seeing more than just the city? Check out Moon Vietnam. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Phuket & Ko Samui, or Moon Angkor Wat.



About the Author

Fresh out of Emerson College, Dana Filek-Gibson moved to Saigon as an English teacher in 2010 and never left. Though she only intended to stay for a year, Vietnam's phenomenal street food and breakneck pace of development hooked her from the very beginning. Over the next few months, she learned to speak Vietnamese, drive a motorbike, and safely cross the street: no easy feat in Ho Chi Minh City. Since landing a job with AsiaLIFE, a local magazine, Dana has written about Vietnamese culture and tourism as well as the daily adventures that come with being a redheaded expat. In 2012, she cycled from hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Her wanderlust has taken her beyond Vietnam to other corners of Southeast Asia, as well as Europe, Latin America, and Africa. She is an avid runner and hopes to one day complete a marathon in Southeast Asia. Whether ringing in the lunar new year like a local or learning the finer details of how to judge a chicken beauty contest, she counts every day in Vietnam as a new adventure.
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