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My Saigon: The Local Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Elly Thuy Nguyen
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My Saigon (2015 edition) is the complete insider native's guide to Saigon. It's your ticket to the street-level, local Saigon that tourists never see.

You'll learn how to get around and how to be safe from all the common pitfalls. You'll know who's who on the street, and understand the typical backgrounds and motivations of the people and places around you. You'll eat and drink like a hungry Saigonese local. You'll get up and running with cash, internet, a hotel room, and everything else you need.

Did you know that there's a cluster of bars playing live indie rock (for Vietnamese hipsters) every night, just outside the tourist center? Or that there's a hidden music bar where old-school aristocrats pay $20 a drink to relive 1960s Saigon? Do you know where to buy real Saigonese treats to bring back home, instead of the toxic junk sold at the tourist markets? Do you know where you can see a big Cao Dai temple, right in Saigon, without having to go on a silly bus tour? And there's an old-school Vietnamese massage shop, and a salon where movie stars have their hair washed (and you can too), and lots, lots more.

My Saigon also gives you a deep understanding of Saigonese culture, history, and language. One of the reviewers said: too much information! Ok, sorry, but I love to talk about Saigon! You'll learn some of the history and local insights that the official guides will never tell you. You'll learn fun local slang, learn some of the rudest words in Vietnamese (which have nothing to do with the bedroom or the bathroom), know places to make Vietnamese friends, and know the proper etiquette for picking up girls, or guys, or whatever you're into! And yes, I'm a bit of a history and culture nerd, so I make some digressions to explain some stuff deeply. Are my in-depth descriptions of streets and food and culture too much to read? Just flip the page!

My Saigon is going to be your super secret tactical tool for the inside info and deep explorations of the thickets of the city. Other sources can be your general preparation, for general and public info that you can easily find for free on most travel websites.

As for other guidebooks? Let me be a little bit serious here. I have three big problems with other guidebooks: 1) they make basic factual mistakes on every page, 2) they send you to tourist traps that Vietnamese people never go to, and 3) they treat us Vietnamese people as zoo animals, an exotic curiosity. According to those other guidebooks, we're all bucktoothed peasants in rice-paddy hats out to swindle foreigners. You can think of us Saigonese people that way if you want, but you'll miss out on the real Saigon if you take on that kind of attitude.

Come to my Saigon, where you can immerse yourself completely in the city and its culture and live like a local -- all without leaving your comfort zone (no Vietnamese language skills required). I hope to welcome you to my wonderful, glorious, bustling, spectacular city.

Enough talking! See you in Saigon!

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Elly Thuy Nguyen is a travel writer from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. She has been studying English since she was five years old, and works as an English-language writer and editor for a marketing company in Vietnam. In addition to reading and writing, Elly enjoys going to cafes, traveling in Vietnam and the United States, watching American TV shows and movies, taking pictures of cats, and playing badminton.


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5.0 von 5 Sternen What would Elly do? 26. März 2014
Von M. Heep
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
We bought this e-book as preparation for a Father-Son trip to Saigon.
I could create highlights, accessed them here: []
and complemented the info with snapshots from "google maps".
Best-planned trip ever.
Meeting Vietnamese English students and the local live-music places were some of my favorite experiences which we would have missed if we just followed the tourist streams.
Thanks Elly!

PS. We decided on a colorful Bike helmet as most typical souvenir - instead of a straw hat.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen THIS is the guide you need for Ho Chi Minh City! 9. Mai 2013
Von Cat Jones - Veröffentlicht auf
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I have been fortunate to be able to travel quite a bit in my life, and I learned a long time ago that if you really want to experience the culture and lifestyle you MUST get away from the tourist spots and hang with the locals. Elly has written a very comprehensive guide for anyone looking to visit Saigon, from understanding the names the city has worn throughout the years to a look at understanding letters and pronunciations, and an explanation of why all the locals seem to be yelling "you!" every time you pass by. :D

She gives excellent advice on locating the best hotels as far as location and knowing what to ask for as far as amenities. She also explains what you'll be looking at for prepaid SIM cards, understanding why you need local currency over dollars, what to expect as far as available transportation, and that Saigon cuisine has a lot more than pho to offer.

This guide would be invaluable for anyone looking to experience the real Saigon and the author did a great job on it!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Honest and amusing 15. Juni 2013
Von Juliette Hicks - Veröffentlicht auf
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This is not your standard travel guide book. Look elsewhere if you are seeking in depth information about touristy 'must sees and dos'. This is an honest guide from a savvy 20 something native of Saigon. While acknowledging her passion for her hometown the author pulls no punches in terms of the various challenges that the city can present to the novice tourist. She also presents some wonderful gems of information about day to day life, the language and the motivations of Saigon's people which are both practical and designed to rescue the tourist from embarrassing situations that could arise for the newcomer. The author also makes it clear that the tourist must take some responsibility - so now you have been warned! Written in a light amusing style I wish every city ( and country for that matter) had a local guide with such talent, insight and humor.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Elly focuses on the nuts and bolts of getting from point A to point B and how to enjoy the process 31. Januar 2015
Von M. Kelly - Veröffentlicht auf
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We landed Saigon and looked for an airport cab:
270,000 dong for the first driver that approached us.
128,000 dong for the Elly-recommended Vinasun cab.
Right out of the gate we were money ahead! It's a pleasantly readable book that made Elly's Saigon thoroughly enjoyable. Other books focus on what to see and do, Elly focuses on the nuts and bolts of getting from point A to point B and how to enjoy the process.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen excellent 25. Januar 2015
Von Rala - Veröffentlicht auf
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One of the best "travelling book" I've ever read. More than a "travelling book ", it's deeper and much more authentic. I would prefer some more data or trick, but still I would recommend to everyone who would like to have something original and different like the mainstream books....congratulation to Elly for her style and especially for the quick language course in her book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Really helped me prepare 15. Oktober 2014
Von Kendra L. Darigan - Veröffentlicht auf
My fiance bought this book as we were planning for our honeymoon and I have to say that this was beyond helpful as we traveled to Ho Chi Minh City! I would recommend this to everyone going to HCMC!

I was able to read 1/2 of the book on a 2 hour flight for work. It has great content, advice, and does not take a long time to read.
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