Monday, September 22, 2014

Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam

The next and final stop on our way through Vietnam was Ho Chi Mihn City, or Saigon as they call it.

We opted at this point to take a plane to the south of Vietnam, which was a good decision.

We were there for a few days.

We visited the Chu Chi Tunnels, an underground network created by the VietCong.  We walked through them for about 50 meters and it was horrible.  The tour was depressing. You could shoot machine guns and you better believe one of us did that.

We visited the War Remnants Museum which was also depressing and a little awkward being American.

We took a guided tour of the Mekong River, which was dirty but the experience was cool being on one of the longest rivers in the world.

One of my favorite parts of the trip was taking a cooking class where we learned to make fresh spring rolls, squid stir fry, and banana leaf salad.  All were perfectly delicious. Note to self: Take all the cooking classes in all the countries.

One of my favorite parts of every trip I take is checking out the local markets, and the Cho Ben Thanh Market did not disappoint.  My only regret is I didn't take more photos.  I never need to buy anything, just watch the people work and smell all the food.

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