Folks, let’s travel along to Vietnam today, and have a look at the former Saigon, as it’s known today – Ho Chi Minh City. Always been curious if the locals don’t like the name as the south held out the longest back in the war of the 1960s and 70s, but I didn’t hear anyone complaining when I was there so I suppose they came to terms with it pretty quickly. It’s such a vibrant city, and also quite chaotic. That’s a sort of ‘organised chaos’ I guess, as it all seems to work some how as you duck across streets filled with bicycles and motorbikes. Yes, it’s a real city for the two-wheelers, and you’ll see far more of them than any four-wheel deals!
I liked the place. Which is funny because Bangkok and Phnom Penh left me a little… disappointed shall we say? HCMC as it is often written though is fun and exciting, buzzing and moving, and is great fun too. Tao Dan Park is a must-visit place in the city, as a foreigner the locals will come to you to practice their English, and you’ll get to ask them a bit about their lives and their city, which you can’t always do. Anyways, here we go – take a look at Ho Chi Minh City – Through my Lens!
Thanks for popping by! Have you visited the vibrant southern city of Vietnam? What were your impressions? Please comment below – and May the Journey Never End!
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Great photos! I also liked HCMC a lot more than I anticipated.
yeah it grows on you too. theres so much to explore and discover there! Thanks for commenting!
Nice, raw images that bring out the essence of Ho Chi Minh city!
thanks Renuka, it’s a real buzzing, fun place I remember fondly!
Oh boy, those motorcycles.
After a while, all those SEA cities kind of look the same don’t they? Reminds me of most Thai cities…save for the conical hats and communist posters (which I also saw in Laos).
Anyway, interesting pics!
thanks for the comment! A lot of cities are dusty I guess and filled with bikes.
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