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Vietnam Part 3 – Ho Chi Minh – January 2011

Here we are, almost landing in Ho Chi Minh City (still widely called Saigon by most of the population). We have to go through a thick cloud of pollution to start seeing the city from above, it’s quite impressive!

We get a taxi to our hotel, the An An I Hotel, ideally located at the heart of the backpacking district on Bui Vien, and which was perfectly pleasant, with a huge air-conditioned room and an unbeatable view on the all the action down below. The staff were also very friendly and helpful.

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Old Thanh Huong – Marrickville

In my never-ending quest for cheap and cheerful food, I have been meaning to go to Marrickville and taste good Vietnamese food for a while, but haven’t had the opportunity so far…. That was until our friend Brian, a die-hard foodie, Bourdain fan, decided to introduce us to one of his old time favourites: Old Thanh Huong, his second home away from home for many years now. He even calls the lady who manages it his “Marrickville Mum”: awww…!

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