Bloom Saigon Hotel, An Exceptional Experience

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What makes a hotel exceptional? Amenities, location, standards of service, yes. For budget, even mid-range hotels I don’t really expect much just clean facilities as well as courteous service. So I was pleasantly surprised (scratch that! I am so grateful and impressed) when I experienced a hotel service way beyond what was expected from a […]

June 14, 2017

Processing Vietnam Exit Visa

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Losing my passport and ID’s in a street robbery in Ho Chi Minh has been a real nightmare for us. Our 2-day trip has been extended till I can get my Travel Document from the Philippine consulate.I got my Travel Document 4 days after the robbery happened. At this point my frustration and hopelessness was […]

September 14, 2016

Vietnam Travel Nightmare

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It all started as a 2-day, 1-night Ho Chi Minh trip with a good friend. We were keen to explore craft shops in this city since craft supplies are still lacking in Phnom Penh. So you could say I was very excited. My friend is a keen calligraphy hobbyist and I was interested in exploring […]

September 9, 2016