XO Tours – The Foodie

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Since HCMC is the street food capital of Vietnam, I knew I was going to have the do the XO Tours – The Foodie. I have already posted about how much I loved XO Tours – The Sights that I had went on earlier that day.

This tour company is awesome! XO stands for Xe Om – which are motorbike taxis in Vietnam. The girls are so much fun to hang out with and the food we had was incredible.

The Foodie Tour ($72 USD) focuses on street food dishes that most people outside of Vietnam have not had a chance to experience. Every night like clockwork food stands and informal restaurants seem to magically appear around the streets. As the sun set we got on the back of the scooters for the second time that day and headed to the lesser known districts to try some of the best street food around.

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Best Brewery in Ho Chi Minh City – Pasteur Street Brewing Company

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Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE beer. I was especially excited when our hotel had a poster about a local brewery so I set out on a quest to find it.

This place is small and very hard to find. It’s not painted in a bright color or have any crazy antics out front of it. It’s situated in a small alley with just a tiny sign at the mouth of it. You then have to climb a stairway. But this place is awesome.

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XO Tours – The Sights

I had found out about XO tours on Trip Advisor and other media outlet weeks before my trip. For me this was a must do and one of the highlights of my time in Ho Chi Minh City. I could not decide between “The Sights” tour  ($42 USD) and “The Foodie” tour ($72 USD) so I opted for both. These tours are quite pricey compared to other tours offered but are totally worth it.

XO Tours is an all-female motorbike tour company. These girls take you zooming around the city like a local  and help you experience different districts that I would not have seen by simply walking around. For me, the tour guides made the tour. The girls are lovely, fun, and energetic, eager to answer any questions I threw their way.

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Mekong Delta Day Trip

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A trip to Ho Chi Minh City would not be complete without a trip to the Mekong Delta region. I was excited to see all of the rice fields and houses on stilts located along the river. It was nice to get out of the hectic city and get a glimpse of this Vietnamese way of life.

We booked a day trip tour to the Upper Mekong River with TNK Travel. I had read some great reviews about this travel agency and decided to book the tour with them on our first day in Ho Chi Minh City. This travel agency is located near the backpacking area of District One.

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