Click here if you would like to read an overview of my 3 months experience in Vietnam.
I've visited HCM before, many years ago, on a school trip. So i've already seen the Cu Chi Tunnel. Even though it has been years, I can still remember clearly how i felt about that place. It left an impression which means it's definitely worth going to. I didn't intend to do much in HCM. It's just a city and i am not a city person. But the trip turns out pretty well thanks to the friends that i've met.
I took bus from Mui Ne to Saigon for $8, it took about 4 hours.
I stayed at Saigon Friends for $7 per night. Great location, comfortable beds, but the toilet is quite dirty because there are only a few toilets and many people are sharing it.
Just a few places to recommend in HCM:
I'm sorry that i don't have much to recommend for HCM, it was towards the end of my trip where i got a little tired of researching and moving from one place to another. I basically had lots of fun talking to my friends at the hostel, hanging out at some bar, walking along the street, drinking coffee. I had a great time, it wasn't as bad as i expected. :)