Short stories & travel reports from a life spent living, working and exploring the globe.
Ho Chi Minh
My great Vietnam adventure finished up in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. I spent almost a week there seeing the city inside out and of course as a base for the fascinating Mekong Deltaregion. I’d heard plenty of people ripping on Ho Chi Minh, saying it’s not worth visiting. Much in the same way folk robotically churn out such sentiments about Bangkok. But while I do concede that for the most part Ho Chi Minh lacks the charm and character of Hanoi, there’s still some endearing neighborhoods to unearth and a ton of fascinating sights to visit. In fact, I’d confidently say that leaving Ho Chi Minh out of your travel itinerary would be a big mistake! To find out more, take a look at my articles on: