Hotel Review: The Tree House Design Hotel 樹屋旅店 (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)


There are many “design hotels” or “themed hotels” in Taiwan. They are usually small hotels that offer themed rooms. The Tree House Design Hotel 樹屋旅店 is one such hotel. It has 72 rooms, in 10 different themes. The themes are: Craft, Bamboo, Track, Expansion, Eternity, Light, Progress, Link, Love, and Home. You can see pictures of these themed rooms on ... Read More »

My First Vietnam Airlines Experience

Vietnam Airlines

When I was flight hunting for my trip to Vietnam, I considered Cathay Pacific, Air Asia, and Vietnam Airlines. As I mentioned in a previous post, Cathay Pacific has been my airlines of choice for a long time, especially when I fly long haul. However, Cathay Pacific doesn’t fly direct from Taiwan to Vietnam. There is a short layover in Hong ... Read More »

Goodbye, Vietnam!


Today, I wrapped up my short trip to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. While I was in Saigon, I visited most of the places on my “to-go” list, including the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the Central Post Office, the Saigon Opera House, Saigon River, etc. I also joined a local tour and visited some less touristy places in the city. ... Read More »

What to See in Ho Chi Minh City – The Saigon Central Post Office


The Saigon Central Post Office is another landmark of Ho Chi Minh City. It is across the street from the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and like the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the Central Post Office was built by the French. Apart from being a functional post office, it is also a popular tourist attraction. There are booths/stores that sell souvenirs inside the ... Read More »