"THE CITY OF HO CHI MIN OR SAIGON TO THE LOCALS" Ho Chi Minh City by DennyP

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide: 3,131 reviews and 7,263 photos

HO CHI MIN CITY VIETNAM..

HO CHI MIN CITY ...OR SAIGON AS THE LOCALS CALL IT
I must say that this is one of my favourite places in South East Asia...love the food...love the people ...so easy to travel anywhere. and really inexpensive to do so. this is a city with everything that you want.lots to see and do with lots of diversification.,being a place for budget travelers it is a place that you spend quite some time...
Hmmmmmm that Vietnamese coffee..a wonderful legacy left by the French Occupation of Vietnam..

THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE.. AMAZING..!!

They waste nothing and recycle nearly all.
A great pastime of mine when in places I love is to just sit with a cup of coffee in a good spot and just watch the activities of the locals particularly, the guys on the cyclos and the different loads that is being carryied by these bicycles it is quite amazing and also the quantity carried really, defies belief . This is definately a photographers paradise and the photographic opportunities here are endless ,but make sure that your batteries on your camera are charged before you go out and about
DO NOT PUT YOUR BAG DOWN WHILE DOING SOMETHING ELSE

EVERYDAY HERE IS AMAZING...

To spend time here is to just enjoy the people...make sure that you always have your camera handy at all times though. Traveling around here also is a breeze .check out the Sin Cafe. They are to be found everywhere.you can book a bus or a tour anywhere with them and they are very reliable as well. BUT BE VERY CAREFUL CROSSING THE ROAD..

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A REALLY WONDERFUL PLACE TO VISIT
  • Cons:UNBELEIVABLE TRAFFIC - POLLUTED AIR - STREET THEFT
  • Last visit to Ho Chi Minh City: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated Sep 27, 2011
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    I enjoyed reading your enthusiastic tips on Saigon. I'm glad you liked it there. (So did I. At least part of the time.)

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Nice updates, Denny! I'm sure I would find the military/war museum fascinating.

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