"Ho Chi Minh or Saigon???" Ho Chi Minh City by stedeb
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide: 3,081 reviews and 6,928 photos
What a great city is HCM very different to Hanoi the traffice doesn't appear to be so frenetic as it was in Hanoi and there are a lot more cars on the road which is more difficult ot cross.
We stayed very conveniently in the street next to Sinh Cafe which meant when we took a tour we only had a stroll around the corner.
There is no need to walk far as we found most things were availabel within the surrounding streets of our hotel in Bu Vien St District 1
We booked a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels at the Sinh Cafe and it was terrific well worth the time and money. We also took a day trip to the Mekong Delta and experienced lots of interesting things like a coconut plantation that makes all the sweets by hand you can watch the ladies from start to the finished product which is for sale. We also had a tea ceremony where the men were invited to taste the snake wine the Vietnamese Viagra we were told. There weren't many takers, this was accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra and singer.
- Pros:Great shopping
- Cons:Take off your jewellry
- In a nutshell:Loved the place!!!!
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