i'll be travelling overland from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh next month. madami bang pinoys dito?
di ba di cla marunng mag english? panu kau nag uusap?
I was in Ho Chi Minh in 2002. Probinsya nga ang dating. Mas maraming bisikleta and motorbikes kaysa sa kotse, in fact, nagta-traffic dahil sa mga ito. To enjoy the place, you should be ready for a 'culture immersion', they have preserved their culture to the max.
At the center of their plaza (Ho chi minh), there is this place called Lover's lane... named as such because couples go in the middle of the street and stay there, yun nga, parang lover's lane.
You can do a lot of shopping there, especially in that building called the Russian Building (if my memory serves me right). Commodities are relatively cheap. If you want to go to their market, its an interesting place to go there too.
If you would want to visit the outskirts, you can go to the place called Cu Chi Tunnel. This place showcases how the Viets defeated the Americans... you'd be amazed with their ingenuity.
On the way to the tunnel from Ho Chi Minh, I noticed something different in their backyards. Minsan may nitso sa harapan ng bahay. I thought it has something to do with their religion. The explanation given to me - dun na lang nililibing ang loved ones nila sa loob ng bakuran nila. Can't recall now if I saw cemeteries.
Asiamiles, its up to you what you'd want to do there. Personally, I did enjoy the place because I appreciated the value they gave to their culture. Daming bilihan, dami ring kainan.