Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Vietnam - Saigon


Three weeks after arriving back from my trip to Sri Lanka, I was travelling again, this time flying to Ho Chi Minh (aka Saigon or HCM) for the start of a two-week trip to Vietnam.  

Although not the capital, HCM is the largest city in Vietnam, with a population of over 7 million. There are more than 3 million scooters there, and crossing the road can be a hair-raising experience. You basically just have to cross and the scooters will avoid you.

Scooters

Fruit seller

Water seller

HCM Post office

The poster is pretty similar to those you can find in North Korea :


After a couple of days we went on a trip to see the Mekong delta :



making rice wrappers

freshly-made rice wrappers drying

freshly-made rice wrappers drying beside the Mekong

Market scene

Market scene

We then headed to Hanoi and Halong Bay.


Suggested reading :
Lonely Planet Vietnam (Country Travel Guide)

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