Ho Chi Minh City for a day and then off to Da Nang!

One day in Ho Chi Minh City! One day to explore again. I had planned the departure from Da Lat to include some time in the city because I could not get an earlier flight to Da Nang which is my next port of call. So I decided to spend two days in Saigon to see the city. Here’s an interesting thing. Nothing ever stays the same! Even though I wandered 30 days before here I felt like I was seeing the city for the first time but only had a day to see it.

So after the hotel free breakfast of noodles and eggs I departed. I walked and sweated and drank water through the day. Its hot here! Finally after one day I judged as a success I made it back to the hotel room. I uploaded my photos from the day and here’s the album from a day of wandering in this amazing, strange, and wonderful city.

What did I learn? I learned that nothing stays the same. I also saw different things in the same things from the last time here. I saw light striking a building differently. Saw the cart with the Banh Mi sandwiches looking differently. Saw the tourists walking with purpose on the square. I did not make it to Vincom Center for Ice Cream but that was okay. Instead I went to a really nice brewpub with some kicking double IPA and Blonde beers and ate and drank for awhile.

Tomorrow a new city and I’m pretty excited to see another big city here. Its my last city and I’ll be leaving Vietnam on 16 September for Cambodia. I will return to Hanoi for a few reasons. People there want to see me and Hanoi has this certain cosmic tug on me. I think it will be after TET New Years when I go. I have the rest of the year planned out in Cambodia pretty well with hotel reservations and bus tickets already ordered.

I know though that Vietnam has a certain tie to me at so many levels. Luckily none of the places are that far from other places here. Flying from Phnom Penh to Hanoi is easy. Getting a 30 day tourist visa for Vietnam is easy. Online does it!

But I’m getting ahead of myself. I have 30 days to play in Da Nang next. A big city with bridges and parks and coffee shops and brewpubs and all the things that make Vietnam fun. Stay tuned. Reporting on Da Nang write around the corner!

Published by Michael Perry

I've been blogging for over 20 years and now am living in Southeast Asia. The blog is about my slow vagabonding wherever I want to go. My home base is in Cambodia but I'm rarely there.

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