saigon street scene

Here’s a busy street near the center of Ho Chi Minh City, which I think should still be called Saigon because it sounds much cooler. Check out the fat white dude with the Full Metal Jacket-style infantry helmet at center stage. Also, I must say, that’s an awful lot of power lines.

I believe this is on Pham Ngu Lao Street, but I know about as much about Saigon as I do about the moon, and I get lost in my own hometown on a regular basis. 

If anyone reading this blog has ever been here, I’d love to hear from you in the comments. What’s Saigon like? I heard the food is epic, especially the street carts. I knew someone, a military veteran who fought in the Vietnam War, then returned to Saigon as a tourist in the 1990s. He said it was one of the most open, friendly, welcoming cities he’d ever been to.

As I post this I realize, holy hell, there’s been a lot of stuff on my blog involving motorbikes lately.