HO CHI MINH

HUE- HO CHI MINH CITY. This city is also known as SAIGON. We (me and my sister) traveled by train from HUE to SAIGON which cost more or less $70.00 and believe me, it took us 21hrs. to reach SAIGON. So far the longest ride in my life! We took the 4 sleeping beds, and we shared with some Vietnamese Familieson the train. The disadvantage, they don’t know how to communicate, they cannot speak English. Too bad…. ABOVE PICTURE: train ride,I took alot of shots and I can say that the view is amazing.

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Another photo of unspoiled beauty and natural culture of Vietnam. Someday I wish to go back and see places such as HOI AN which some travelers are explore after visiting HUE, I also wanted to see DA NANG, NHA TRANG, MUIE NE, and DALAT. If you wish to travel to Vietnam , don’t forget to visit places I mentioned here.

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Passing to a small town near Thap Cham. The main transportation vehicle in Vietnam is motorcycle.

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Finally, we reach Saigon, took this photo while sitting in Allez booz.

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We stayed in PHAM NGU LAO area,very famous areafor backpackers, tourist. Be careful and read ahead the dangers and warnings. there aremany pickpocketers and snatchers in this area. We stayed in a hotel, not the best but okay to stay in BUT the main problem, someone took some of my dollar bills when we went for a day tour.They took some dollar bills and some Philippine pesos of my sister. Lesson learned Number 1: don’t leave your money even if there is a safety box, a vault in your room. Always carry it with you along with your passport and impt. documents.

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Walking around Saigon.

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We’re having smoothies, Avocado and Starwberry while reading for the bus schedule heading to Cambodia.

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This is Allez Boo, famous landmark in Pham Ngu Lao street. They offer good food and very affordable.I like their buffalo chicken wings or buttered chicken and pizza. BUT, compared to HANOI, I like Hanoi more. Hanoi is cheaper than Saigon and not so much crowded compared to Saigon.

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The next day,we started our tour by visiting the WAR MUSEUM.

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Vietnamese Kids field trip to the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM.

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Remains of American and Vietnam War

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My sister is seriously reading about the war, looking to its items and reading articles related to US-VIETNAMESE war

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The Museum is all about the AMERICAN-VIETNAMESE War. You can visit their website for more details: http://warremnantsmuseum.com/

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Canons and Tanks

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Thien Hau Temple is located in the main city of Saigon. the street around is very narrow.

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Inside Thien Hau Temple,the place is very well decorated with spiral lanterns, huge jars with incense, candles and you can write down your wishes and ask them to pray for you.

Bến Thành Market- If you are looking for cheap items such as souvenirs, textiles, and garments you should visit this place. I purchased 2 sleeveless summer tops from here which cost only $4.00. My sister is very good at asking discounts or bargaining techniques.

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The day we left Saigon and we are going to CAMBODIA. Millions of motorist.

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