Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 4 - Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Another great day of seeing the city. I am a pretty lucky guy. I am laying here in my hotel room, sipping on a fresh sugar cane juice, with some random Asian music video playing behind me as I type this blog. Man...these experiences are so special and they are mine. I love it. OK enough with the reflecting and more pics right? First stop the war remnants museum...I have to be honest, this place was a bug DOWNER...man it is depressing. IMG_0723
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IMG_0727 IMG_0729 IMG_0734 The museum was full of pictures and alot of them really sad. I will spare the deep descriptions. But it was a war, a terrible war and bad things happened. Yeah..a bummer. IMG_0745 IMG_0748 ok moving on...next stop we headed to the Mother of the Ocean Temple. This is a sea goddess that protect sailors and fishermen. This is her temple in HCM's Chinatown area aka Cho Lon. IMG_0770 IMG_0772 IMG_0777 IMG_0782 IMG_0788 Next we went to the Binh Tay Wholesale Market...it is crazy inside and you can buy whatever you want...just as long as you buy at least 100 or so... IMG_0792 IMG_0797 IMG_0804 IMG_0809 We then headed to the Reunification Palace...where the president of VN lived etc. IMG_0817 IMG_0823 IMG_0828 IMG_0829 IMG_0848 last stops Notre Dame Cathedral one the oldest churches in the country, every brick was brought in from France to build it. Pretty awesome church. IMG_0878 IMG_0885 IMG_0887 IMG_0889 IMG_0899 Post office IMG_0905 IMG_0907 IMG_0915 IMG_0922 that was it...another long day but filled with cool things, sites and learnings. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving over here and I found a local restaurant that is hosting a "Traditional Thanksgiving" buffet for $28USD. Not too bad, so I am going to go there! I also get my suits back from the tailor too. Exciting!

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