You may not know this, but I just turned 24 a few days ago. I used to associate this age to being old but now, ironically, I feel young. Although I have to admit, I fear turning 25 next year. I think by then there would be more pressure to act like a real adult. But you know what, before I even turn 25, I think I already experienced that quarter life crisis. Or maybe there’s another inner struggle about to happen in the future? Oh, God.
Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh City) is a place I did not expect to like, but ended up loving very much. If you were brought up in Asia just like me, the place would offer you a sense of familiarity. But then, there are certain things that make it different in a good way. Perhaps it is because of the history of the entire country, which includes being colonized by the French, and having fought the US during the Vietnam War. Nonetheless, I bet anyone would enjoy and find comfort in this beautiful city.
I went here in the month of May, which was perfect since there were no rainfalls at all. I was used to the humidity in Manila so there was no adjustment necessary. If you have two full days to spend in the city, here are some of the things that you can do. Consider this as a sample itinerary and a travel diary at the same time. Enjoy!