Ho Chi Minh City

My flight took me to the largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh which is also known as Saigon.  It’s my first time in Vietnam and the only impression I had about the country was derived from the west-end musical Miss Saigon.

The first thing that struck me was the immense number of motorcycles! It was initially rather intimidating to cross the roads but I later learnt that as long as you walk in a consistent speed, you could literally close your eyes and cross the road because the bike will just evade you to the right and left.

I spent the rest of the day taking in the rich mix of colors and sights as I wandered along the back lanes and the Ben Then Market area. There is so much going on constantly that it’s hard not to go around in wide-eyed wonder. The city is bustling with life in every corner and in every alley.


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