Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Welcome To Saigon. The Heat Is On.

Jump to last reply

A forty minute drive from our hotel, The Rising Dragon and we arrive back at the Hanoi Airport. In about two hours we will be heading south to Saigon, Ho Chi Minh International Airport.

As we wait to board our Jetstar flight we enjoy most of our lunch from the local airport restaurant. It is difficult to go wrong with a selection of noodle soup or fried rice but your beverage choice may be another thing.

How bad can a drink from Wonderfarm be?

Well if it is a Winter Melon Tea, you might want to think twice unless you like drinking acetone. Luckily, you can always find a Coke about anywhere in the world. Today, I am happy for the first time to use one as a chaser.

Surviving my battle with Wonderfarm, we are soon en route to a destination in Vietnam I am really looking forward to. As we begin our initial approach into Ho Chi Minh City, thousands of feet below us is a green landscape with brown rivers in almost all directions.

Closer to landing the ground becomes densely covered with tightly squeezed building that tells much about the population below us.

One hour and forty five minutes after leaving Hanoi, we arrive in Saigon ready to explore more of country that so far has been a touching and moving experience.

I am told, “The heat is on in Saigon.”


Video:http://youtu.be/OoprzGdQHaE

71 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Honeymoon In sept
  2. 2 Tourist Visa for France/UK
  3. 3 Honeymoon in december 2014
  4. 4 Vietnam October 2014
  5. 5 Kyushu Japan: Driver Needed For Amakusa
  6. 6 Trip Report Hong Kong in June - Oh The Humidity!!
  7. 7 Trip Report Selecting A Guide for Bhutan (Bridge To Bhutan)
  8. 8 where can i find replica handbags
  9. 9 Airfare from Bali to Ko Samui
  10. 10 anyone been to minsk aircraft carrier, Shenzhen while staying in Kowloon
  11. 11 Thailand,Cambodia,Vietnam Itinerary ***Open to any suggestions
  12. 12 Food tours in HCMC/Saigon?
  13. 13 Trip Report 4 wonderful solo weeks in South Korea
  14. 14 Trip Report Destination Bangkok, again
  15. 15 Weekend Market and Or Tor Kor-Bangkok
  16. 16 Indonesian visa update
  17. 17 Popular Thai hi-so restaurants... Any suggestions?
  18. 18 Distance from Tokyo to port of Yokohama
  19. 19 Interesting article about "Good News" being tweeted about Tibet
  20. 20 Shoes for 6 inches of water
  21. 21 Help us fill our blank itinerary: 1 week in China
  22. 22 Jeep Safari in Bandhavgarh National Park, India
  23. 23 Trip Report India Wildlife Expedition Trip Report!
  24. 24 3 days in Teheran
  25. 25 Bhutan, Nepal or both (in about 3 weeks?)
View next 25 » Back to the top