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From the bustling life of Saigon to the calm Mekong Delta

Updated: Aug 8, 2019

The south of Vietnam has plenty to offer: a time travel to the Vietnam war in the historic museum, lively street food market Ben Thanh, tiny back yard restaurants, floating markets in the Mekong Delta. (Guest Post by Jan&Laura)

What an amazing country Vietnam is. Honestly, we were just astonished by all the insights we were able to experience in our short week in the south of Vietnam. This is way we will travel there again by the end of 2019. But first a little excerpt about our last journey.

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Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon

When we landed at HCMC Tan Son Nhat International it was already night and therefore quite dark. After our Grab Driver brought us safe and fast to our hostel CuCu we direclty went outside since we were hungry. Luckily for us the Lẩu Bò Tí Chuột had open untill 2am in the morning were we got great small vegetarian dishes.

The next day we did a city tour by foot. We started our journey in a small cafe. HCMC offers many great cafes with modern and trendy furniture where the prices are a bit higher but still quite cheap for our European understanding. After a cold coffee and a smoothie we went to the Ben Thanh Market which is of course a bit more thouristy. This place has almost everyhting to offer and is perfect for a local breakfast or lunch although you have to accept that every seller there will talk to you. Our next stop was the Notre Dame Cathedraland the Central Post Office which are right next to eachother. However one of our highlights was the War Remnants Museum, an emotional experience since the museum shows the brutal effects of war on its civilian victims.

Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is the second largest delta in the world and probably as varied and diverse as it is big. Since we did not have that much time in the region we booked a group tour with ten other travellers from all over Europe. The bus driver picked us up at 5 in the morning and drove us to the Mekong Delta where we took a little boat to see the floating markets which are sadly slowly vanishing. After some time on the


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