Peter Branch

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Final Thoughts

After taking a look a my travel blog I realized I never finished recounting my trip through Vietnam. As this blog is a place to not only share my travels

Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake

After being waterlogged for over a week it was a pleasure to arrive in Hanoi where there wasn’t a rain drop in sight.  It was cooler than I expected, but

The Imperial City In Hue Vietnam

It hadn’t stopped raining since I left Ho Chi Minh City and the lousy weather didn’t seem to be letting up once I made it to Hue.  There are a

Marble Mountain And Driving To Hue

I decided to hire a private car service to take me from Hoi An to Hue which is about a 3 hour drive.  The car service would include stopping off

Hoi An Vietnam – Historic Beauty

After spending almost one week in Saigon sightseeing, stuffing my face with Pho, and enjoying the amazing weather (but not the traffic), it was time to move on.  My next

Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City

The Cu Chi Tunnels were started during the 1940s when the Vietnamese were fighting for independence from the French.  They were greatly expanded and a major stronghold from which the

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Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City

When a North Vietnamese tank crashed through the front gates of the Independence Palace in Saigon, the Vietnam War had essentially been lost.  After the war, it was named the

Unphogettable Saigon

I head out mid-morning to catch my plane from Changi Airport to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I still call it Saigon, and to my surprise so do a lot

The Marina Bay Sands And The Merlion

I’d already walked halfway across downtown Singapore so I figured why not press on down to see the Marina Bay Sands hotel and The Merlion.  My ankle wasn’t in that