During our recent trip to Vietnam, we needed a find a Ho Chi Minh airport hotel as we had a late flight in and then a flight out the next morning and I didn’t see the point in going right in to town. The kids had been on the road for close to 19 hours when we arrived in Vietnam. 

On our recent trip to Vietnam, we had a couple of internal flights that we needed to book between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang return. When I looked up our options, I was surprised to see 3 airlines that fly internally in Vietnam,  Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and VietJet Airlines. 

Independence Palace- HCMC

We recently took the kids to Vietnam, Craig and I honeymooned there 12 years ago and were really excited about taking the kids back there to see where it all began! We spent a few days at An Lam Resort near Nha Trang and then spent the rest of the time in Ho Chi Minh City. Here’s what we did on our very own independent Ho Chi Minh City tour. 

On our recent trip to Vietnam, Craig and I wanted to show the kids the traditional way of getting around in a cyclo. We had been on a cyclo Saigon tour back in 2003 when we were in Vietnam for our honeymoon and were really excited to do it again with the kids.

Mekong Delta

Craig and I visited the Mekong Delta last time we were Vietnam in 2003, we were really keen to take the kids there and experience one of the many wonderful Mekong Delta tours for themselves. Originally Craig had said he wanted to do a homestay on the Mekong but we didn’t have enough time in HCMC to fit it in which was a shame. We were determined they wouldn’t miss out though so a day trip was the only other option.

On our recent visit to Vietnam, I was a bit worried about the kids not being interested enough. The other Asian cities we have been to, have had big tickets items such as Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park and spending a day volunteering at an elephant shelter. We had nothing like that organised for Vietnam and I wasn’t sure there would be enough to keep them interested. There are so many Cu Chi Tunnels tours to choose from and they are all very similar.

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre

During our recent trip to Vietnam, we took the kids to a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet show. The art of puppetry originated in the rice fields in the north of the country around Hanoi. Puppetry is believed to be passed through the generations from father to son. We saw a water puppet show on our last visit to Hanoi 12 years ago and I thought it would be a great cultural experience for the kids. Water puppetry is now common outside of Hanoi so we were able to…


Recently we returned from our holiday to Vietnam with the kids. Craig and I went to Vietnam in 2003 for our honeymoon but it was the first trip for the kids. I knew we would be out and about while staying in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) so didn’t see the need to pay for a 5* hotel like we had in Nha Trang at the An Lam Resort.  I think Signature Saigon Hotel is the best place to stay in Ho Chi Minh City and here’s way.