Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon or…
Without getting into crazy backstories, Saigon is Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City is Saigon. You won’t be burned at the stake for using either one. It seems that HCMC is used by the government as the official governmental name of the city and Saigon is used by the rest. I will just use Saigon because, quite simply, it flows better as a name and it is generally what the common people use.
First Impressions and Observations of Saigon
Juxtaposing your own impressions against the impressions of others is one of the more fascinating things about experiencing places, things, foods, etc. You go to a restaurant with some great friends, have some bottles of wine, the food is amazing, the discussion lively and you walk away eager to visit again. While this was all going on, Read More →