Ho Chi Minh City
|Panoramic View from Saigon Opera House|
Long weekend in the Philippines, I booked my flight to HCMC to see what they have to offer. I’ve seen the North and Central part of Vietnam so I think the South would be a little bit different.
Arrived at the airport at 0130h. My friend Myriam was already there waiting for me. My ATM card is internationally activated so I immediately took some cash enough for me to survive in the city for a few days. I have a long day in the morning so I have to sleep to have some energy for the adventure.
My friend gave me a list of places to go and get busy while she goes to a different province to teach. The list includes Central Post Office, Saigon Opera House, and Bến Thành Market.
|To Start the Day|
|Vietnam and Motorbikes. Two Things Tied Together|
|The Smog of HCMC is Frightening|
|The Botanical Gardens is also a Zoo|
|Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica|
|Me in front of Saigon Basilica|
|The Government Building|
|Who wants to Phuc Long?|
|Central Post Office|
Ho Chi Minh is just another big city with many tourists but it also lacked the thrill of adventure. I couldn’t feel anything special about the country. Since I have a few more days to spare, I have decided to go to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to discover what they have in store for me.