Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City in Photos

We didn’t spend much time in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) aka Siagon. We arrived by plane from Hoi An in the afternoon and then went on a cyclo tour pretty much right away. The next day we headed over to the Mekong Delta, or at least what we were advertised to be the Mekong Delta, and then we left and headed to Cambodia the day following that.

So, my introduction to HCMC is our cyclo tour, which ended up disappointing me because both mine and Robyn’s cyclo drivers were constantly pestering me to pay them before we ended our tour. I didn’t appreciate being poked and jabbed with a finger for the last 15 minutes of our trip. Other than that, the tour was neat, especially being in the middle of the traffic on a small peddle bike contraption.

Streets of HCMC

Me in a Cyclo

Getting Wet

When it rains, motorists will pull over to the side and get out their rain gear before continuing on. It’s quite neat to see the entire section of traffic get off their bikes and gear up for the pouring rain.

Reunification Palace

Cyclos
Cyclos are a great way to see Ho Chi Minh City

Cyclo Driver
My Cyclo Driver

Thou and his Motorbike

Our tour leader, Thou, got to ride on the back of a scooter as we rode in Cyclos. I guess he had to make sure he got to the points of interest before we did.

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

HCMC Post Office

Tourist Bar Scene

Tourist Bar Scene 2

That is all the photos I took while in Ho Chi Minh City. We were there for only 2 nights, but didn’t really do to much. The first evening I stayed in and worked on some reviews for TripAdvisor. Then the next day we went to the Mekong Delta (which wasn’t really the delta at all). After that, we left Vietnam and headed to Cambodia; the last country on our Great Indochina Loop tour with Intrepid Travel.

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