Vietnam Diaries Day 6 – Last Day in Saigon

It is the end of our stay in Vietnam. The day is spent trying out the hotel’s steam bath and generally wandering around Saigon.

Saigon sidewalks

Saigon sidewalks

Saigon’s streets are fun and easy to walk on, even when occasionally encroached by food stalls and motorbikes in peak hours. They run in a grid like system and the crossings are well marked, so one can never really get lost.

We cross another museum, and catch a glimpse of more US military hardware parked outside, faint echoes of the Vietnam war.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Lunch is at a cafe where the traveller savours Com Tam or broken rice with pork.

Com Tam

Com Tam

We then reach Saigon Square 1, a mall full of stores selling “branded” wear at seemingly unbelievable prices (to the naive Western traveller, that is). The traveller’s compadre then proceeds to shop, stopping only when we run out of currency.

Returning to our hotel in the evening, we pick up some Cider from a 7 eleven, something the traveller had never tried before. It has an interesting flavour to it, and it reminds him of the city of Saigon.

Cider

Cider

 

Pictures taken with my Apple iPhone SE

Next: Vietnam Diaries Day 7 – Back Home

Previous: Vietnam Diaries Day 5 – Saigon 2018

 

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4 replies

  1. Thanks for sharing your story and pictures. Was it too short? Would you return? I had the change to visit Vietnam over Thanksgiving and took an epic ride on the backseat of a motorbike through the streets of Saigon. I included a link to the video as I suspect you’ll recognize a few of places. Cheers!

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