Photo of the Week: City-center

IMG_2436Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Every few years I go back to my hometown only to find that it has changed beyond recognition.  Vietnam has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, which has translated into more high rises and modern buildings. Although there is still one area that has remained the same, the main square overlooking City Hall. The familiar French colonial building with its bright orange roof is iconic in this ever-changing city.

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Cheap Flight Alert: Newark to Ho Chi Minh City 2015-06-24 21-51-43

United is having a huge sale for flights going from most East coast cities to Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam.  For about $600 including taxes and fees, you’ll get a round trip ticket to Asia, that’s a pretty unbeatable deal!  The dates are mostly for late summer to early fall, which is when you’d want to be in Southeast Asia anyways – to skip out on the sweltering heat.

Ho Chi Minh is my hometown and I grew up there, so I always welcome an opportunity to go back.  Plus the food is amazing, so that’s a bonus.  When I saw these prices, I was very excited, so if you’re looking to visit Asia this fall, reserve your tickets now before they are all gone. Just a reminder – United does allow you to cancel within 24 hours without any penalties. When you put in the date of your flight, make sure you select the ‘flexible date’ option to give you a better chance of finding the cheaper tickets.  Book your ticket and look forward to a steaming bowl of pho on the other side of the world.