Thursday, February 02, 2006

Welcome Back To Ho Chi Minh City

In addition to my early visit to the fish market which was amazing, we went to Cho Lon - the Chinese part in Sai Gon, to the market which has unbelievably good food. We tried a couple of different noodle dishes, bought some gifts and had a bit of a chat with the local people there. Although it was really busy the day before Tet, the friendly atmosphere was easy to feel.

This is the place where many Chinese people live and they speak both Vietnamese and Chinese, their accent might be a little bit different but I can still easily understand.

After the Chinese district, we went around the city by motorbike. Ho Chi Minh City was well prepared for Tet with so many things happening, from the flower markets to the normal decoration on the streets. People are in such a hurry going around on their motorbikes carrying lots of stuff on the back.I always enjoy my time in this city - so many things to see and do.

7 comments:

fooDcrazEE said...

so u went to Cho Lon , sorry i dont have viet font. Cant write proper Viet anyway. Glad u enjoy ur self.

Should u be in Malaysia, give me a ring man.

krisTi said...

hope u had an awesome new year. i saw the new years eve scene on the vietnam channel. I WAS LOOKING FOR YOU. haha!

:)

black feline said...

Saigon Lager Beer? that's new to me..will love to try :)HCM is happening place! Im still looking for my god brother..he's probably early 20s now..his name is Tuan Viet..last heard working in a cafe :(

Hasan Mubarak said...

I'm always fascinated by mention of this city. Wish I could ever visit this place...

slurp! said...

hmm ... didn't manage to get to Cho Lon (?district 5?) for my last trip. wow! it's so lively, will make a trip when I'm in HCMC again

ThinkingVN said...

Other than some people from the north Vietnam & few foreigners, I've never heard any other vietnamese calling the city: "Ho Chi Minh city" during conversations. They alway refer it as Sai Gon. I don't see that's going to change anytime soon.

Godknows said...

Hi black feline, Saigon beer is great, I am sure you will ove it if you have a taste.
Cho lon is such a great market
ThinkingVN, just with a very simple reason that Saigon is short and easy for foreigners remember than Ho Chi Minh City- a long name may make them confuse. VietNamese doesn't care about that. Thanks for your comment.
Kristi, Really ? I should stand infront of the camera for the next time hahaha