Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of around 7 million. Although it was renamed back in 1975 after the Vietnam war, it is still commonly referred to as Saigon by both Vietnamese and foreigners alike.
Aus dem Ho-Chi-Minh-Reiseführer
"Good Morning, Vietnam!"
We arrived in Ho Chi Minh in the evening and went out for dinner at this bar that had a band that played sing-along music. I knew I was in the right place when they started playing some CCR and “Sweet ...
Posted in Wanderlust Wallace by kendallwallace
Bringing In The New Year In Saigon
Despite the official name change in 1975, Ho Chi Minh City is still more commonly known as Saigon. The city of motorbikes is the heart of Southern Vietnam and the capital of commerce. It's a massive city with an even bigger urban sprawl. We were pre-warned about the fast pace but nothing can really prepare you ...
Posted in Far Flung Adventures by willbourn
Saigon Saigon bestaat nog steeds. Het is de grotere agglomeratie die sinds 1975 hernoemd is tot HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City), het centrum (district 1) is nog steeds Saigon, een verbastering vanuit het Chinees (Katoenplant of bos). Het eerste dat opvalt is de geheel eigen verkeersituatie en -regels. Het ...
Posted in Jan On Tour by janvanhest