I’ve always been intrigued by Vietnam. The women are beautiful, the culture is interesting and the history is fascinating. I was extremely excited about my first trip to Vietnam. I didn’t see as much as I wanted to but I will certainly be visiting this great country again soon!
Here is my official review of Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a. Saigon, Vietnam.
Saigon Women Rating: 4/5
Vietnamese women are absolutely gorgeous. They typically have lighter skin then the Thais and the Khmer girls I have been with. They are also more curvy then most Asian girls in the region.
I was pleasantly surprised by the perky, handful size tits most Viet girls had poking out of their bras. I’m 6’4″ so I get a good look at the cleavage when I stroll through the clubs. I found most Vietnamese girls spoke very good English. They are intelligent, stylish and outgoing.
The number one place to meet sexy Vietnamese girls is…
There are so many gorgeous girls on that site it will make your head explode! Maybe your balls too… It’s free to join so take a minute to sign up and see who’s online.
I fucked up by joining Vietnam Cupid late into my stay in Vietnam. You should join at least a month before your trip to start chatting with girls. You need to spend some time talking with Vietnamese girls to build comfort before asking them out on a date.
You can’t just message them in the afternoon and be fucking them that night like in Thailand.
Luckily, I was a member of my favorite dating site in the world!
There are thousands of sexy girls from Saigon on Asian Dating! If you love Asian women and plan on traveling anywhere in Asia you MUST sign up for Asian Dating. This site has beautiful Asian women from all over the world!
I’m a huge fan of online dating and if I could only use one site this would be it. I’ve met so many beautiful girls on this website from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. I am setting up dates for the Philippines and China for this year as well! 😀
You can quickly do a search of any specific country or city you will be visiting and start messaging cute girls from the comfort of your hotel room! It’s free to join so take a minute to make a profile and look around.
Prepare to get 100 messages from girls in the Philippines! I think if you are a white male they will eat you alive down there. Can’t wait to find out!
Many Viet girls use the Line application but Viber is also extremely popular. Be sure you download these free chat applications. Also be sure to read my post about How To Hook Up With Vietnamese Girls.
Vietnamese girls are cute and friendly. I made a lot of friends very quickly in Saigon. Every time I sat down at a bar alone a group of people would say hi to me and invite me over for a drink.
Vietnamese girls have a lot in common with the Cambodian girls I dated. They are generally conservative and much harder to fuck then your average Thai girl. Most of these girls are looking for a serious relationship that will lead to marriage.
Every girl I met lived at home with their family. I guess it’s a cultural thing that they stay with their parents until marriage then she’s the husbands problem to deal with.
Most girls did not go out or party much and were very cautious about meeting me. They always wanted to meet at a mall during the day or have coffee at 10am…. Annoying shit like that.
One girl invited me to her house to meet her parents… FOR THE FIRST DATE!!! I declined the offer, but looking back I should have went for it. Hey, life is all about stepping outside of your comfort zone!
Bottom line is, don’t expect to come to Saigon for a few weeks and bang a dozen chicks. Vietnamese girls are just not wired like that. You are better off going to Thailand for an all out fuck fest.
However… You can pay for sex if you want. Saigon has a prostitution scene. It’s much more low key and lower quality then Thailand’s Naughty Nightlife but it’s there if you need it.
I came across many beer bars scattered throughout the tourist area. They are set up exactly like Thailand beer bars. A bunch of shagged out, tatted up bar girls smoking cigarettes looking bored outside of a rat hole bar with a pool table and a few TVs. My friend who lives there says $50 or 1,000,000 Dong will get you any chick you want.
One thing I will mention is that technically you can not bring a hooker back to your room in Vietnam… It’s illegal. When you book your room just be sure to mention your “Vietnamese Girlfriend” will be visiting sometimes. I had an issue with a NON guest friendly hotel one time… Pain in the ass. I have compiled a list of guest friendly hotels in Saigon so read that post for some great options.
The Vietnamese hookers I saw looked like trained assassins compared to Thai bar girls. The Viet chicks I saw were older, more seasoned and looked mean. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places but I didn’t feel tempted to step inside these bars one bit.
Your typical Thai bar girl is younger, cuter, more fun and more “farm fresh.” I don’t mind fucking a hooker if she doesn’t LOOK like a hooker… Does that make sense?
Anyways, I never stepped foot in any of these dirty ass bars but I did get a good massage while I was in Saigon. Vietnamese massage is interesting. They basically beat the shit out of you! No really, these girls use their fists to lightly punch you all over your body.
Just like you MUST try Thai massage, I highly recommend you try a Viet massage. The best part is the ending… The girls are young, cute and everything is negotiable.
I decided to tip my sweet young lady 1,000,000 Dong to get her naked and have some fun. Overall the pay for play scene is not close to the level of Thailand but that’s just fine with me.
It’s there when you need it but it’s not in your face 24/7 like in south Pattaya or Lower Sukhumvit Road Bangkok. Honestly that shit gets old after a while. For a short trip it’s ok but not for every day life.
In conclusion, Vietnamese girls would make excellent girl friends or wives. They are extremely beautiful, sweet, intelligent and loyal.
Elly Tran Ha is my dream girl… There is nothing in this world that makes my rod swell up and start throbbing faster then her perfect tits and cute innocent face. On my next trip to Saigon I will find her, seduce her and get her pregnant. Wish me luck!
I would like to spend more time in Vietnam to try having a relationship with a Viet girl. I think they would make a man very happy. I’m still in touch with a few sweet young ladies I met there and I will go back soon to visit them.
The girls I met in Saigon are very attractive and interesting. If you don’t have time to date a good girl $50 will get you a girlfriend for the night. If you’re looking to go nuts with the whores then skip Saigon and head straight to Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket.
Saigon Women Rating: 4/5
Saigon Cost of Living Rating: 4/5
Saigon is cheap! Really cheap. Beers at the back packer bars on Bui Vien Road are less then a dollar. You can get a good baguette loaded with meat and vegetables on the street for less then a dollar.
Pho (Vietnamese Noodles) is one of my favorite foods in the world. It’s dirt cheap and available everywhere.
Expat Living In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I also became a coffee addict in Saigon. The coffee and tea is the best I’ve ever had in the world and I was on a caffeine binge the entire trip. I spent many hours reading and sipping black ice coffee chased with Vietnamese ice tea while sitting at various coffee shops throughout the city. They give you a free glass of Vietnamese ice tea with whatever you order and the waiter tops it off every time you take a sip. Great stuff!
You can get a decent two bedroom apartment in District 1 for $300 per month. Cheaper if you go further away from the city center but I wouldn’t…
I stayed in hotels the whole time which is more expensive but still affordable. The rooms I rented were between $12 to $24 dollars per night. All of the rooms were super clean and walking distance to most of the tourist attractions in District 1.
There is no shortage of cheap hotels in Saigon. Just go on Agoda and search Ho Chi Minh City.
I stayed around Pham Ngu Lao which is the backpacker ghetto of Saigon. If you can ignore the scrubs and loud mouth losers then it’s not a bad place to stay.
My favorite place is Ngoc Minh Hotel. Click this link to see pictures and check the current prices. I always book through Agoda. The $24 room I stayed in was large, clean, modern, included breakfast and located right around the corner from a bunch of bars and massage parlors. They were extremely nice people and even hooked me up with a motorbike rental for $5 a day.
Saigon Cost of Living Rating: 4/5
Saigon Quality of Life Rating: 3/5
Saigon a.k.a. Scam City! I got scammed three times in the first 24 hours of arriving. That is after traveling all over Thailand for a year without having a single issue…
Saigon is NOT Thailand. There is much more crime then any city in Thailand. I don’t think it’s a dangerous place… I walked and drove all over the city alone and never felt threatened. However, if you leave your valuables laying around for a second they will be gone…
Everywhere I went I would overhear people talking about how they got their iPad stolen, or they got their phone grabbed by a thief while using it on the street. You have to be on guard 24/7 when you leave your room and that shit gets tiring after a while.
Taxis don’t use meters and you will get over charged for everything in the tourist areas. I understand that being white in Asia automatically means you have Bill Gates money but the Vietnamese are especially cut throat. They rob their own people too.
I read a story while I was there about two guys on a motorbike trying to snatch a girls purse. One used a knife to cut the strap and he damn near cut the girls arm off.
I don’t mean to scare you with this but be aware… You should only leave your hotel with enough cash to spend that night. Don’t wear any valuable jewelry. Keep all valuables in your front pockets and keep your hands on them in crowded areas.
Beware of pick pockets. If whores or little kids on the street touch you just cover your pockets. They are professionals at this shit. A Saigon whore started rubbing my dick on the street and when I walked away I noticed my iPhone was gone… No shit!
Do NOT use your phone on the street. A motorbike will ride by and they will snatch it right out of your hand.
Do NOT leave your phone on the table while you are slurping down your Pho noodles. Someone will grab it and run off, jump onto the back of a motorbike waiting outside and they will be GONE.
If you take a bus. Keep your bag, or at least your valuables inside with you. Theses animals will crawl around the luggage area and rip through bags taking anything worth a few bucks.
Sounds pleasant doesn’t it? Wait it gets better.
There is no train or subway system in Saigon so you have to take taxis or ride a motorbike. Having a white face will triple your cab fare so I just avoid it and ride a motorbike. I have experience riding motorcycles and motorbikes in Asia so it was no problem for me.
In fact, I had a blast and it was one of the highlights of the trip. Having your own bike allows you to explore the streets of Saigon at your own leisure.
That said, Saigon is NOT the place you want to learn how to ride. There are certain rules of the road in south east Asia that you must understand to survive.
Watch this video to see what I mean…
If you have no experience on two wheels you are likely to hurt yourself or hurt someone else. Then the police will get involved and I wouldn’t want to deal with that shit.
The Vietnamese people are extremely friendly and interested in foreigners. Just walking through the park people would stop me and talk with me. Old people would ask me where I’m from. They would tell me they have visited America before or that they have family living in the USA.
Young people would ask if they can talk with me for a few minutes to practice their English. Sometimes entire classes of children! They always wanted to take pictures with me and ask me a ton of questions. They seemed like nice kids who were incredibly bright.
I think that Vietnamese people are intelligent and this country is going to move up fast in the world. This made me feel good that Vietnamese people seemed to like Americans. We all know the fucked up history there. Yes I visited the war crimes museum and it’s a must see for any tourist coming to Vietnam…
All the women I met in Saigon were either sweet angels or hookers. The Viet guys I met were either thieves, gangsters, drug dealers or faggots. Nice guys, but I don’t trust them for a second.
Saigon is a large, sprawling, polluted, scam infested city. I hate how everything is so spread out. Every night we went bar hopping it seemed like we had a fifteen minute ride through the treacherous streets of Saigon to get to the next bar.
Drunk + Motorbike =
I wish there was a central area to walk around. It reminds me of a huge Chiang Mai… Sprawling, low rise city with a relatively quiet night life. Just replace the beautiful temples and mountain scenery with drug dealers and thieves on every corner.
The best things about Saigon are the people I met and the delicious food.
Saigon Quality of Life Rating: 3/5
Cost of Living: 4/5
Quality of Life: 3/5
Saigon, Vietnam – Single Man’s Paradise Rating: 11/15
If you want to live in an up and coming Asian city on the move then Saigon may be for you. It’s cheap, the women are beautiful and most Vietnamese people are friendly. The energy in this city is amazing and the Vietnamese cuisine is some of the best in the world.
When I first arrived I had some bad experiences that turned me off about Saigon… But it didn’t take long for the place to grow on me. Shit can happen in any big city so you should always pay attention to your surroundings.
I wish there was better public transportation but riding a motorbike is ok with me. It’s part of the adventure!
I plan on going back to Saigon very soon to catch up with friends and explore the city more. It’s definitely worth a visit but I don’t see myself living in Saigon long term.