Finally, a photo dump of sights we saw, activities we did and stuff we ate. This has been a long time coming. Enjoy!
Have you ever tried drinking on the floor by the street? Me neither. ‘Til Vietnam. Try the Backpacker’s District for this nightlife experience. The entrance to the Cu Chi Tunnels (as explained here). Tell me, am I the only freaked out by this?
Had such an amazing time during my 4 day trip to Saigon. Should you end up going yourself I suggest you check out the Benh Thanh market for some bargain shopping, the NotreDame church, old Post Office and the Opera for some beautiful architecture. Head to Mui Ne, a 4 hour bus ride from the city, to see the Sand Dunes and relax by the shores of the South China Sea (not that you should swim there.) For historical references you can head to the War Museum which is absolutely depressing and to the Cu Chi Tunnels which are amazing. Taste everything you can, Vietnamese food is amazing – Pho Bo (beef noodle soup), Bo La Luc (fresh beef spring rolls), and the Cha Ca La Vong (fish with dill sauce) are must-try dishes. The iced coffee with condensed milk should also be a daily staple for you (if not every meal). However, eat street food at your own risk. You’re the only one who can gauge the limits of your own stomach. Lastly, for a nightcap, try to kick it backpacker style and plop yourself on a mat. The novelty is refreshing.
If you want a more detailed guide on what to do in Vietnam, check out my more comprehensive post on WeCreativeNatives. If you are considering going to Ho Chi Minh, you should. It is absolutely worth a trip.
Let me rephrase that, the Pho is absolutely worth the trip.