Hello, welcome to Saigon!

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Have you ever wondered what is going on at Vietnam? How it looks like? How busy are the streets? What do they do for a living? This is a brief story from my short trip to Vietnam with my family.

It was at the end of last year when my family and I planned for a holiday to Vietnam (after calculating the costs; quite cheap). When we just arrived there; we were in total shock! The streets are damn busy with motorcycles everywhere and it was almost impossible to go to the other side of the road. Even the tour guide recommended us to just close our eyes while crossing! How polite Vietnamese were towards foreigners. Places of interests? You can guess; war remnants! Cu Chi Tunnel was amazing, you can even duck underground and feel how the Communists lived in that freaking hot tunnel. The museums there were super awesome cool too with many jet fighters and helicopters everywhere. Do not forget to pay a visit to Mekong River too! Hitch a small boat and flee yourself just like Rambo; you can feel like you are being watched by the Communists. Partying? No problem, Ho Chi Minh City or also known as Saigon is the best city in Vietnam to party all night long!

So what are you waiting for? Asians are waiting (even Rambo!) for you. The food, the people, the history and the country are anticipating your arrival.

Do not forget not to open your eyes while crossing the roads!

written by mimjamil on 2010-09-08 in #world #locations #vietnam-ho-chi-minh-city-war-remnants-red-velvia-asia #personal-story

16 Comments

  1. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Great shots!!
    I like the colours and almost you can perceive his sound and smells !!

  2. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Great shots!!
    I like the colours and almost you can perceive his sound and smells !!

  3. peppopeppo
    peppopeppo ·

    interesting

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great shots! :)

  5. smbilgin
    smbilgin ·

    OK then, let's plan a holiday to Vietnam :)

  6. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    amazing gallery! did you have a hard time crossing the streets of saigon?

  7. mimjamil
    mimjamil ·

    thanks everyone!

    @antibiotyx it's quite hard but the secret is : just cross! (they won't crash into you)

  8. disdis
    disdis ·

    like the gallery a lot!

  9. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    amazing gallery ! thanks for sharing =)

  10. ali55
    ali55 ·

    love your photos!

  11. aviana
    aviana ·

    Great photos!!

  12. corzh
    corzh ·

    I LIKE!)

  13. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    @mimjamil yeah right! i learned that too. just don't be fickle-minded. haha.

  14. hanifmaidin
    hanifmaidin ·

    best

  15. disdis
    disdis ·

    NICE GALLERY!

  16. lonur
    lonur ·

    nice! great shots, great entry. i've just penned down some of your tips. thanks..

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