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HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


We were both a bit apprehensive about going to the capital city, only because we were a bit disappointed with Hoi An & we imagined it to be similar - but on a much larger scale. It took us about 8 hours to get there on bus from Mui Nei…….but as soon as we arrived at our hotel which was situated at the end of a street that was lined full of locals cooking & eating goodness knows what - we decided we loved the place straight away!
It had a really good hustle, bustle street feeling and there was so much to see & do - we just took out a map & wandered around the streets ticking off all the places we wanted to visit; their version of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sheraton Hotel (where we'd been told we could see amazing views of the city & have have a sneaky cocktail too!) and the War Remnants museum.
The museum was absolutely fantastic . I cant say it was 'enjoyable' as it gave very graphic & frankly really upsetting details of the Vietnam war, telling stories of families who survived & displayed photographs showing the most horrific effects of agent orange. It really opened our eyes to the ordeal the whole country must have faced and it's a must for anyone that visits HCM


permalink written by  mich_and_dan_moors on September 20, 2011 from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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