I left Hanoi on a rainy day for Saigon to visit my friends, my sister and also to attend my best friend's wedding. It seems too much for me to do in a week but I always enjoy going on a trip down here. Saigon's summer is really hot and I think its even hotter than Hanoi especially as it was raining before I left.
Each time I come here it brings me a different feeling. It seems always new and things are changing very quickly which is good. I love wandering around the old part of Saigon and walking down to the zoo where I can see lots of beautiful old French style buildings and old trees along the street.
The difference between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is the artchitecture. There are more old houses, old buildings and so many lakes that make Hanoi such a nice city including heaps of old traditional workshops. The lifestyle and the people are so different. In Ho Chi Minh City, there still remain lots of nice old buildings. There's quite a few tree lined streets and parks and the people are hospitable and make you feel like you are at home.