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Travel: 3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam is a place full of history, heartache, and honour. I visited in late April, early May of 2016 and it was such an experience. From taxi scams to celebrating my 34th birthday, it was a destination to remember! Check out how we spent our three days.

Getting to Vietnam

First – we got to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam by bus – the Giant Ibis from Phnom Penh Cambodia. The most intense part of the trip was crossing customs into a communist country. Talk about stress. Now, an interesting part of the trip was the squatty-potty. Yes, my first experience with this type of bathroom. It’s quite self explanatory from the photos below.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Hello House

Where we stayed. The circle K saved us a few times – snacks and water. Water was the most important since it was super hot in the city. Oh, and they were doing something with the wiring on the streets – it doesn’t look very safe to me.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Ben Thanh Market

After we arrived and checked into our little room we ventured out and visited the market. So busy and so much fabric!

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace was closed the first time we visited because it was in use, so we visited the next day.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

War Remnants Museum

This museum is heartbreaking. It offers a lot of perspective on the Vietnam war and the role the USA played. I’ll share more about our experience here in an in-depth post later this month.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum

I love seeing art from different parts of the world and this fine arts museum didn’t disappoint – plus, parts were air conditioned.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

34th Birthday

Dinner at Noir. Have you ever had dinner in complete darkness? I have! So much fun.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Taxi Scam

On our whole trip, just over 3 weeks – I think 24 days actually – we only got scammed once and I was not happy about it. Getting scammed made me feel stupid, even though it was only like $9.00 or something. This deserves it’s own post.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Ho Chi Minh City History Museum

More history – so much learning.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Saigon Post Office

Historic and beautiful.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Notre Dame Cathedral

This place simply shows the french influence. Such gorgeous light.

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam: 3ten.ca

Overall, our trip to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam was wonderful. Minus the scam, of course. Catch up with the blog in the next week or so to see the experiences in more detail. Thanks for visiting – see you again soon!

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