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Ho Chi Minh City. Or Saigon for all you oldies out there...

As an apology for my last blog, where all I really did was moan about mosquitos, hopefully this will actually tell you what we’ve done over the last few days!

We really enjoyed Ho Chi Minh, it was a crazy, busy, noisy city, that was surprisingly relaxing! We momentarily got confused and thought our bus had brought us to Paris instead of Vietnam, when we found ourselves stood outside the Notre Dame Cathedral; a very pretty, smaller version of the real thing. The Notre Dame was stood next to the very pretty post office that was also designed by Mr. Eiffel! We visited the Reunification Palace, which had a very interesting basement, full of old war planning rooms, Lee loved it! They also had an interesting video showing, in a very small, air conditioned room (it wasn’t the air conditioning I initially wanted, honest!)

We seem to be on a roll of visiting upsetting places, as we also went to the war Remnants Museum. This is actually a really good museum (having worked at a museum I must obviously know these things…), everything is set out really well, very interesting information. It was really sad though, seeing more war impacts, particularly from the use of ‘Agent Orange’, and how it’s still affecting people today. They also had an example of the prisons that they used outside, which were horrible; small wire cages on the ground laced with barbed wire, and they put more than one person inside these tiny things. It was a very interesting trip though, definitely worth going.

We ate good food, I even had my pineapple fried rice, which I haven’t had since Melaka. We jumped our delightful 6 hour bus, which actually lasted 8 hours, and oh my gosh. I LOVE Dalat! It’s cool! It’s actually cool up here in the mountains, and it’s amazing, I love it :)

Oh and by the way, a mosquito bit me on my toe, not even my big toe, just a middle one…see why I ‘love’ mosquitos?!

Posted by Jen90 19:40 Archived in Vietnam

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