A day on a plane, a night in Saigon February 6th 2012 After 15 hours of travel, we stepped into the humidity and a chaos ruled by swarms of motorbikes. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon as the locals prefer).
It was your typical travel experience getting to the hostel; ripped off and paying double what we should have for the taxi and then a late check in aided by a couple of local brews as the old hotel manager hadn't updated her book kee ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more