Saigon shenanigans

Ah..what’s there to say about Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City? Asian city, vibrant, pulsing, a teeming city characterised by motorcycles and smiling people everywhere…a city of great food too.  Being there for a meeting, I took an extra day off to do Saigon in a different way, thanks to a local friend who was kind enough to take me around to eat and photograph sites of interest…


saigon cathedral

I was brought around Saigon on a motorbike…if you can’t beat them, join them! What an opportunity to mingle with the local people on the roads and in their restaurants..


Sightseeing by motorbike allows you to photograph freely!


3’s a crowd


vietnamese lady in ao dai at the old post office

I wanted pho for breakfast…


the best pho I have ever had: period

Then the best spring rolls in Saigon


spring rolls

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And then time for a beer by the road side bars..

saigon beer

saigon beer

young vendor

young vendor

And the last night we had drinks in the Sky Bar which offered a fabulous view of the sunsetting over Saigon


And a view of a busy road at night…

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One of the best ways to see a new city is when a local brings you around!

3 thoughts on “Saigon shenanigans

  1. Absolutely. I agree. The best way to really get to grips with a new destination, is to have a local take you around. You’ve written an excellent post with great photos.
    I went to Vietnam a few years ago and I absolutely loved it. It’s a fine, interesting, adventurous country. Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is the place where I learned how to cross the road! I like your photo of the nuns crossing the road outside the cathedral and the best spring rolls in the world! Yum, making my mouth water!

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