Ho Chi Minh City
Trip Start Sep 28, 2005
177Trip End Dec 24, 2007
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Once in Saigon i got a bit of a shock, it is massive and i had no idea what i was doing! Everyone gets off the bus and litterally runs to find the best accomodation! Eventually i found somewhere to stay in the guidebook but once i got to the door i realised it was closed! I kept passing people i reconised from the bus and then some guy asked me if i needed anywhere to stay.
The next day was ment to be a walking tour day but i got up late. I spent the afternoon walking around but very lost! (It was mainy because i had the map upside down!)In the evening i met jamie and Juliet again and we had some drinks - it is a really nice place by night with all the neon signs and general hustle and bussle (i have never seen so many motos!)
The following day i did my walking tour and so saw a war museum, history museum, art gallary, Ho Chi Minh City museum, a pegoda, the post office and a cathedral. I more than made up for my previous lazyness! Some woman also tried to grab a wadge of notes out of my walet whilst i was trying to pay as well. I stoped her but she still made off with a couple of noted (although it only came to about $1.5 so i was pretty lucky).
Today i have just bewen to the Ch Chi tunnels (where the Vietnamese fought the Americans undergrownd). It was pretty cool and got to climb through the tunnels. There was only three of us in the group - me and 2 Dutch girls so we had the whole minibus to ourselves. We also saw mass at a temple which was very colourful abd had amazing music so it has been a really good day.
Tomorrow i am off to Mui Ne as i feel i have done Saigon now. I need to keep moving if i am to see everything in a month!