My little trip around the world continues...
Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon
An experience I need to have again ! I loved it !
Me and my backpack , the only black lady in the streets of Ho Chi Minh looking so amazed at the “decor”. I stayed in the very nice hotel "Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa ".
I was super welcomed in the country and found the most opened and friendly locals! I received lots of guidance of spots to go to and best things to do around.
Walking around freely, enjoying the weather and eating GOOD traditional Vietnamese dishes: Noodles, rice and vegetables were part of every single menu that I had. Also famous for its "pho" the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup and yummy pork rolls. I was too scared to try the deep-fried snake dishes... so taste it for me :)
Navigation wise, there was so much traffic jam I was grateful to be in my car some evenings and not on a scooter, especially when the rain hit me... However, could be a great way to explore the streets on a little Vespa and checkout some hot spots.
War Remnants Museum is nice to visit and it shows the brutality of the Vietnam War, put your claustrophobia aside while visiting the interconnected underground tunnels. It's fascinating.
I also enjoyed a cool ride on the Mekong Delta, it’s another world worth the visit, where markets, villages float on even if I was in panic thinking the boat would reverse it seems so unstable it was a bit stressful.
I was really happy to discover this beautiful country, fabulous and kind local people, interesting culture , nice landscape and very cool atmosphere ! I felt great. Surely need to go back because there’s a lot I missed as I stayed only few days..
- One of the most enriching trip I have done ; only by visiting the country will you learn some pieces of history..... -
Places I Visited
Cu Chi Tunnels
Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck
Benthanh Street Food Market
Nguyen Hue Street
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
Tan Dinh Church
Places to Visit
Mariamman Hindu Temple
and much more to do ...