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!