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S5-E9 Out and about in Saigon with Kerry Newsome

Episode 9

S5-E9 Out and about in Saigon with Kerry Newsome
00:00 / 33:06

Hello, I'm Kerry Newsome, and welcome to my podcast, "What About Vietnam." In this episode, I'm thrilled to introduce you to a mini-series "Out & About in Vietnam" that will take you along on my holiday adventures in Vietnam. Over the next 60 days, I'll be sharing my experiences, destinations, and the fascinating people I meet along the way.

Today, we're starting with "Out & About in Saigon”, my first stop on this journey. Vietnam is a country that benefits from research and preparation, and through this podcast and series, I aim to help you navigate the overwhelming amount of information out there. I also wrote an Ebook and self published it on Amazon to help guide your plans. Cheap as chips, you can buy HERE, and read it in a day.

As a precursor, as you will hear in the show, please double-check your visa details meticulously. See my Link HERE  which explains the process for E-Visa to ensure you get it right FIRST GO!

In Ho Chi Minh City, I recommend taking the first day to orient yourself. Use Apps  ( See You Tube I did talking about Apps here ) like Grab for transportation, Exe for currency conversion, and Google Maps for navigation. Decide whether you want to hit the top attractions, explore the outskirts for a taste of history and nature, or simply wander the streets and get lost in the local scene. 

Stay tuned for more episodes in the "Out and About" series, where I'll take you to my next destination, Hoi An. You can find all episodes on your usual podcast channels and on

Thank you for joining me on this adventure, and I look forward to sharing more of Vietnam with you.

00:01:02 - Purpose of the Mini-Series

00:01:44 - "Out and About" Series Context

00:02:06 - Starting with Ho Chi Minh City

00:03:19 - Importance of Research for Vietnam Travel

00:11:10 - First Day Orientation Advice

00:15:28 - Approaches to Exploring Ho Chi Minh City

00:18:39 - Exploring Ho Chi Minh City's Attractions

00:21:12 - Day Trips Outside Ho Chi Minh City

00:23:37 - Personal Approach to Experiencing the City

00:27:26 - Nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

I hope you find this series interesting and helpful.

Follow along with our social pages as I will post during my journey.
My "Full trip planning"  services will resume in July 2024. 
Send me your feedback and questions.

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