Hello from Saigon! We’ve just arrived to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City to begin the next part of our journey. While it’s our second time in this city, we’ve never been to other parts of Vietnam so we’re really looking forward to exploring more of the country. Alberto and I wanted to see Vietnam’s backcountry, and we’re told the best way to do so is by train. We’ll be zipping along the coastline northwards – from Saigon to the beach town of Nha Trang then onwards to Hoi An, Hue, then Hanoi and eventually the mountainous region of Sapa. All in just two weeks (we’re meeting friends in Chiangmai after this) – such a pity I know, but I’m sure we’ll be making full use of our time here. Meanwhile, follow us on our journey as we continue to blog about it – as we pursue this location-independent lifestyle of working on the road. I’ll leave you with some of our snapshots from the streets of Saigon.
Hundreds of scooters converge at a cross junction in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Bottles of liquor filled with scorpion and snakes
The bustling Ben Thanh Market
A statue of Mr Ho Chi Minh, the father of Vietnam
Scooter lined up, ready to conquer the streets of Saigon
A lonesome boat man riding the Saigon River
A junkboat floating along Saigon River
Our villa at An Lam Saigon River private residence – we’re here on assignment for Jetsetter. This beautiful property sits by the river bank, away from the manic chaos of the city. A perfect setting to escape from the hustle and bustle.