My Saigon: The Local Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Volume 1)

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Experience real Saigon: My Saigon 2018

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) offers bustling streets, amazing walks, too-hip-for-you cafes, rocking music clubs, luxurious salons, explosively delicious restaurants, and indoor cat zoos. Saigon is Vietnam. It’s young, practical, crowded, and a little bit brash.

My Saigon is the detailed local lowdown on Saigon, full of the places, the tricks, the stories, and the nuances that only a seasoned Saigonese local would know.

Unfortunately, most visits to Saigon are limited to the same boring “attractions”: a few unimpressive buildings, a few overpriced markets, and a few propaganda bits about the War.

Saigon has so much more to offer, but it’s largely undocumented in English-language travel guides.

My Saigon documents what knowledgeable Saigonese people know: the most amazing experiences, the funniest stories, the best coffee, the best food (far beyond pho), the go-to shops, the best hangouts, the coolest stuff to see, and hipsters, hipsters everywhere.

  • Big-picture layout of the city.
  • Basic history your tour guides aren't allowed to tell you.
  • Don't stay in the backpacker cesspool, but don't overpay for a hotel.
  • Get up and running with cheap mobile data in minutes, without visiting any phone stores.
  • Pho isn't really a big thing in Saigon: it's a northern Vietnamese food. I'm sorry. But I'll show you the best pho in Saigon anyway.
  • Delicious, authentic, moderately priced restaurants where my friends and I eat -- and that you won't find on Tripadvisor.
  • Coffee. Did someone say coffee? I sure like coffee. Coffee. Yes. More coffee. Please. I'll tell you where.
  • Hang out where Vietnamese people hang out, eat street snacks, listen to live music, whatever.
  • Make cool friends, date guys or girls, whether you're a guy or a girl.
  • Silly Saigonese slang, maybe to use with your new Vietnamese girlfriend or boyfriend.
  • The lowdown on how Saigon's mafia runs the streets and who the various street characters are.
  • Would you wear a Dixie hat at a NAACP meeting? Then don't wear a hammer-and-sickle t-shirt in Saigon.
  • Don't give money to beggars and street kids, because they're all owned by the mafia.
  • Saigon taxis are convenient and trouble-free, if you know the simple trick to avoid scams -- but Uber and Grab are even better!

    My Saigon includes tutorials on basic Vietnamese language, history (that Vietnamese tour guides are forbidden from mentioning), Saigon street characters, urban navigation and transportation, internet and phones, money and prices, avoiding scams, making friends, and meeting love interests.

    Saigon is a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, and experiences. My Saigon is a guide, a love confessional, an instruction manual, and an ode to the city.
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    About the Author:

    Elly Thuy Nguyen is a devoted Saigon nerd. Saigon is her major hobby. Reading and writing are her other hobbies, and also her vocation: in her day job, Elly is an English-language marketing writer. In addition to her love of Saigon and the written word, Elly enjoys cafes, cats, hip-hop, and international travel.

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    Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Experience real Saigon: My Saigon 2018 Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) offers bustling streets, amazing walks, too-hip-for-you cafes, rocking music clubs, luxurious salons, explosively delicious restaurants, and indoor cat zoos. Saigon is Vietnam. It s young, practical, crowded, and a little bit brash. My Saigon is the detailed local lowdown on Saigon, full of the places, the tricks, the stories, and the nuances that only a seasoned Saigonese local would know. Unfortunately, most visits to Saigon are limited to the same boring attractions a few unimpressive buildings, a few overpriced markets, and a few propaganda bits about the War. Saigon has so much more to offer, but it s largely undocumented in English-language travel guides. My Saigon documents what knowledgeable Saigonese people know: the most amazing experiences, the funniest stories, the best coffee, the best food (far beyond pho), the go-to shops, the best hangouts, the coolest stuff to see, and hipsters, hipsters everywhere. Big-picture layout of the city.Basic history your tour guides aren t allowed to tell you.Don t stay in the backpacker cesspool, but don t overpay for a hotel.Get up and running with cheap mobile data in minutes, without visiting any phone stores.Pho isn t really a big thing in Saigon: it s a northern Vietnamese food. I m sorry. But I ll show you the best pho in Saigon anyway.Delicious, authentic, moderately priced restaurants where my friends and I eat -- and that you won t find on Tripadvisor.Coffee. Did someone say coffee? I sure like coffee. Coffee. Yes. More coffee. Please. I ll tell you where.Hang out where Vietnamese people hang out, eat street snacks, listen to live music, whatever.Make cool friends, date guys or girls, whether you re a guy or a girl. Silly Saigonese slang, maybe to use with your new Vietnamese girlfriend or boyfriend.The lowdown on how Saigon s mafia runs the streets and who the various street characters are.Would you wear a Dixie hat at a NAACP meeting? Then don t wear a hammer-and-sickle t-shirt in Saigon.Don t give money to beggars and street kids, because they re all owned by the mafia.Saigon taxis are convenient and trouble-free, if you know the simple trick to avoid scams -- but Uber and Grab are even better! My Saigon includes tutorials on basic Vietnamese language, history (that Vietnamese tour guides are forbidden from mentioning), Saigon street characters, urban navigation and transportation, internet and phones, money and prices, avoiding scams, making friends, and meeting love interests. Saigon is a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, and experiences. My Saigon is a guide, a love confessional, an instruction manual, and an ode to the city. Seller Inventory # APC9781484929117

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    Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 122 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 4.9in. x 0.5in.This book is a complete local guide to visiting Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Im a Saigon native, and in this book, I show you all the locals places that you could never find on your own, and you definitely wont find in any of the standard Vietnam guidebooks written by foreign travel writers! I dont want to speak badly about anyone, but a lot of the information in other guidebooks about Saigon is. . . well. . . I dont want to speak badly about anyone. But other English-language guidebooks Ive seen for Saigon cant even spell place names correctly, get basic historical facts wrong, and the only information they give you is advertising for big hotels and tourist-oriented restaurants that probably pay them commission and where Vietnamese people would never go. Thats not what you want, is it And thats not the kind of guide Ive written for you. Instead of the same old tourist recommendations, this is a book of where Vietnamese people like me would go if we had a free day in Saigon -- which is totally different from where the standard travel guidebooks would send you! Hey, do you know that Quan An Ngon (where every guidebook tells you to go) is a pretty terrible restaurant Do you know that near Ben Thanh Market theres a Japantown full of Vietnamese college hipsters And down the road theres a place where they go listen to live bands play loud indie rock, yes, in Vietnamese. Oh, and do you know why you would probably hate a traditional Vietnamese massage I cover all these topics in this book. I even cover the basics of Vietnamese language, with basic language use and phrases, how to make sense of signs you see around town, and how to deal with numbers and currency. Dont know where to stay in Saigon I recommend one street thats full of hotels. Choose your own hotel from the many on that street, because Im not getting paid to sell you anything. Dont know where to eat I guide you to a great little food stall right in your neighborhood, that 99 of tourists walk right past by. Want to know why there is zero chance of you unknowingly being served dog meat This book thoroughly answers all these questions. And theres a lot more. I will make you a local insider in Saigon. Welcome to Saigon, and enjoy the journey! This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781484929117

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