Tuesday, 9 February 2016
A Day in Saigon
Stepping out from the backpackers area makes Saigon a bit more bearable but only slightly. You soon notice all the coffee shop chains and western influences that make Saigon just a bland city that could be anywhere else in the world.
It becomes tiring very soon when as a foreigner you have to constantly argue and haggle to pay the correct price for a bottle of water or anything else for that matter.
Overall, I am happy to be leaving the city tomorrow. I can't really recommend anyone to visit Saigon, if you want to actually see Vietnam go to Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue or any other city but not Saigon.
On the other hand if you want to see the same things you can see back home or in any other tourist places in Asia then it might be a place you enjoy.