Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

I took a plane to Ho Chi Minh city next. It’s in the South. Amazing city. Take a look.

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Pho. It’s so so good.

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The views from Lofi’s Inn Siagon. A bed in a dorm is about $7. Very clean place too.
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Coffee w/ new friends.

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On the left is Thao, and on the right is Phuong. I met them on couchsurfing and they helped me so much. They took me to some of their favorite places, let me try some avacado smoothie (yeah!) and were generally great people. They even took me to eat some dog meat, which was a little strange to think about, but it tasted like any other meat.

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Bill Clinton ate here back in the day, hence the “Pho for the President” title.

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Ben Thanh Market.

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Old and the new.

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The People’s Committee Hall.
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And at night.
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The Post Office. A good representation of European architecture, built during Europe’s occupation.

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A WHOLE buncha turtles.

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Central Park. A good place to relax.

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Street food. Always bring a local with you. They’ll help you find a place where you won’t get sick;)

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I’m not sure what this was.

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Saigon traffic.

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Old and new #2.

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Coffee.

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This is Anna. She worked at the hostel but her and her friends took me out for food and to a movie! It was just like home.

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Watching the birds. That’s Winnie closest to the camera. She also worked at the hostel. She was a little busier, but still took some time to take me out.

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City at night.

Overall, Saigon is a pretty amazing place. The people are really friendly. I’d be careful at night and you’ll have to learn to keep smiling even when you have to turn down your 900th offer for a motorbike taxi, but if you can find a local person who is willing to spend some time with you, I think the experience is well worth it.

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