This Southeast Asian budget trip took almost a year to conceive. Thanks to Piso fare promo, I have ample time to save up for the right budget. From Manila - Ho Chi Minh, the flight took almost 2 hours. We arrived in Vietnam close to midnight (Vietnam is an hour behind).
|Ho Chi Minh city as seen from plane|
For airport pick up, I arranged two taxis prior to our arrival which was taken care of by our hotel. Our accommodation was an easy 30 minute drive from the airport. A few minutes down the road, the sleepy street was slowly turning into a vibrant night life as we arrived in the colorful street of Pham Ngu Lao, Vietnam's backpacker's district.