First night in Ho Chi Minh 胡志明市的第一夜
Living in Taiwan for two years have prepared me well for the traffic in Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam. Glad to report I have survived my first evening in this busy city.
After checking into my accomodation, I was told to take a left turn outside the building, cross the river and walk 500m to the backpacker area for some yummy food. When I got outside, all I saw was a massive flyover flooding with peak hour traffic but nowhere to cross the river at all.
It turns out there is a pavement on either side of the flyover. So on I go, walking on the flyover high above the river, low barrier on one side, zooming traffic on the other, and stepping over the quite a few homeless on the way.
The 500m walk was actually about 1.5km. After about 20 minutes in the hot summer evening, I was hot and hungry so plonked myself into the first place that looked like they did decent looking Vietnamese food. It turned out to be ok by Vietnamese standards, but good by Taiwanese standards. Then I realised there was a much better one around the corner which I had researched beforehand so I went there for round two. One can never have too much Vietnamese food.
So here’s my first night in Ho Chi Minh city. Don’t forget to check out my video as well.
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