I was relieved when we finally arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). We had survived the crazy Cambodian highways! Vietnamese traffic was crazy in a whole different way: all the streets, especially in the cities, were packed with motorbikes and scooters. I felt like in the nearby South China Sea where huge swarms of fish swim past you, only the fish were two-wheeled vehicles with men and women (often more than two) sitting on top.
One highlight in HCMC was a visit on the Bitexco Financial Tower’s skydeck. The views were very interesting. It’s funny how poor and rundown neighborhoods look really beautiful when you look at them from high above the ground.
Oh and we could finally drink some Vietnamese drip coffee. It was wonderfully delicious and looked beautiful.