Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
... overawed and fascinated by the various sights. Probably a good idea to make it known we are not French and definitely not American. Dee thinks I look a bit Chinese anyway- but that is definitely not a plus point either.
We have been to the Unesco endorsed Halong Bay which whilst very beautiful is spoilt by pollution floating in the water.
A quick flit to Hoy An has seen ...
... open) The downstairs room often measure no more than 3 x 4 meters and has stairs in one corner and cooking in another, a few chairs or bed/sofa and a TV. This could be a 6 or 8 story building with similar rooms above, I have no idea if different families live on each floor. The designs range from very simple to magnificent as you can in the pictures.
Things are happening at Eddie’s house- As said a ...
... we headed to a place called Wrap and Roll. Here you get meat, vegetables, rice paper, spices and dips presented to you on a little tray and you make your rice paper spring roll to your taste. Final stop for today was the War Remnants Museum, and embarrassingly the first museum we have been to this entire trip. Although very one-sided, it gave a pretty harrowing assessment of the war and was really shocking at ...
We got on a bus which happened to be over booked as per usual and headed for a little town called Kampot. In theory it should have been a really busy little town with some cool things to do but we had arrived the day before Vietnamese/Chinese New Years. I thought this would be great because even though we were in cambodia they seemed to be really into celebrating it. Turns out that all of the New Years are very much a family holiday and unless you are in a big city not ...
... Tet is a time for family and many people leave the city and return to their ancestrial home. This is not a good time for tourist who want to travel but a wonderful time to enjoy the festive atmosphere. Here in Saigon you can see the beginnings with the the sidewalks and parks filled with flowers and the stores selling baskets of food and drink to be given as gifts. About 3 or 4 days prior to Tet there are displays ...
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