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From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

As you guys already knew in my previous post, I went to Hanoi – The current Capital of Vietnam. If you wish to see something rustic and the authentic Vietnam, Hanoi is the place to go. To get back my return of investment for such a long flight from Guam to Vietnam, I decided to take a short domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City – The previous Capital of Vietnam. It was a pretty last minute decision and it was great to have my laptop and internet on hand.

 

What I did first was to go on to book a domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Boy was it pretty expensive for the flight. Probably it was because of my last minute decision. In any case, I just felt that I need to go and so viola, I did it. Flight booked. Next off, I went to reservations.com to make a booking for my hotel stay. This site was recommended by one of my friends who frequently use them. Even though it was my first time, I navigate through the website with breeze. The prices were also cheap on this website. In the end, I booked The Luxe Hotel which is near the Ben Thanh Market.

 

The flight took 2 hours to arrive and here I am, in a modern city. First stop is checked into the hotel and then off I go to the Ben Thanh Market. Fabulous to see rows and rows of small little shops selling everything. But too bad most things seems to be repeated. As it was dinner time, I dropped by an open air shop to have some seafood. I’m starving and the food taste delicious!

 

Ben Thanh Market

The next 2 days, I went to a few war museums and drop by the Post Office. It is one of the must see sights in Ho Chi Minh. Beside it is a Church.

Saigon Post Office

So guys, if you need more information of Ho Chi Minh City, feel free to email me. I came from Guam and travel around the world.