the Reunification Palace was described as “deliriously glamorous, a lip-smacking mix of Turandot melodrama and James Bond cool. Walls sprout gilded sconces the size of industrial-strength woks. Ceilings drip with blocky chandeliers. A reception room is sheathed in gold lacquer and scattered with Parsons tables, while the den is a 1960’s rec room writ large, right down to the barrel-shaped wet bar and king-size sectional sofa.”
In almost every country we visit, culture is often influenced by the people’s religious beliefs. *oink* *oink*
The Notre Dame Basilica Following the French conquest of Cochinchina and Saigon, the Roman Catholic Church decided to establish a community and religious services for the French colonialists. The first church was built on today's Ngo Duc Ke Street. In that street, there use to be a Vietnamese pagoda which had been abandoned during the war. ...
At the alleyway near the hostel, they served wonderful noodle dishes called Pho. Gino and I had our first Vietnamese noodle breakfast.
Ben Thanh Market (from Vietnamese Ben meaning “wharf”, and Quy Thanh meaning “turtle citadel”) is a big marketplace in the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in District 1
“If you want to have a girlfriend in Vietnam, the first thing you need to do is buy a motorbike. No motorbike. No girlfriend.”