Out and About in Siagon (Ho Chi Minh City)

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March 2nd 2012
Published: March 3rd 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

We've been in Saigon for 4 days now, it's an amazing place and a complete contrast to the laid back islands we were on recently.

We had a lot of 'jobs' to do here, sort out a bus ticket to take us north, internet (again) much needed laundry and shopping to replenish toileteries that are running low.

It's a great place to do all these things, in between sightseeing and just 'hanging out' in street bars.

We've managed to get a fast internet so I've added lots of photos instead of me rambling on I'll let the photos do it.

The traffic here is completly crazy, but you do get used to the constant beeping from all around you and learn to ignore it. Crossing the road is an art, basically you just walk and they all weave round you, the trick is to keep going-don't hesitate or they'll get confused and hit you!!

I've added a link that was sent to me by a travella from Minisota last night. It should helpyou get an idea how it is. :- http://vimeo.com/32958521

Tomorrow we leave at 8am to head north, first stop is Mui
Crazy TrafficCrazy TrafficCrazy Traffic

All junctions are like this in Saigon! Pedestrians, bikes, cars and buses all fighting to get through!

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Our GuesthouseOur Guesthouse
Our Guesthouse

Kims Hotel
The MarketThe Market
The Market

Bigger than Bury Market!
US Army planesUS Army planes
US Army planes

At the military remnants Museum
How the other half liveHow the other half live
How the other half live

Dread to think how much rooms cost here
Bonsai TreeBonsai Tree
Bonsai Tree

Especially for you , Mum

3rd March 2012

Glad I am not driving there. Its bad enough doing the rush hour in Bury!
4th March 2012

Saigon Traffic
Just walking across the road is a major feat in itself! However, we survived it and are now 300km up the coast in a little seaside place called Mui Ne

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