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By Jean Wethmar
We wrap up our visit to Saigon today, we pack our bags, just to recap… our journey started in Ho Chi Minh in the south of Vietnam, and we’ll journey north ending in Hanoi.
Saigon River Interesting Facts:
The mighty Saigon River keeps on rolling as it brings the workers to the city in the morning, and takes them home with the ferry in the afternoon.
My preferred air line is Singapore Airlines, but our groups have also travelled with Vietnam Airlines – both very comfortably. Anyway, get to Vietnam soon!
Ho Chi Minh Interesting Facts:
A visit to the War Remnants Museum is eye opening and not for the faint hearted! Military equipment at the War Remnants Museum include:
Saigon is caught in the hype of a swirl of hip cafes, humble street eats, colonial buildings, gleaming tower blocks, baguettes, silks and ao dais.
Ho Chi Minh City is determined to prove her cosmopolitan future, just mind the roads when you’re crossing. Follow the locals, slowly, and you’ll make it over safely.
A visit to the Botanical Gardens and Zoo is also a great way to spend an afternoon. Nice and cool under the shade of the big trees, and always something to photograph.
Talking of models, and brides, and getting married…
All through Vietnam I witnessed the happy union of the young in love getting married – the young couple visits a fortune teller, monk, and they pick a date that will bring them the most luck – even if it’s the middle of the week. Then they send out the invites, and prepare. Imagine all the weddings happening in Vietnam, with a population of with an estimated 87.8 million inhabitants as of 2011, there are many, many weddings.
I loved this beautiful Mother and Child stone sculpture in front of the Opera House.
Next time we’re travelling North – first stop Nha Trang.
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