Ho Chi Minh (also known as Saigon) was the last stop of my 10-day Southeast Asian adventure with my college roommate last December 2016. As it was at the tail-end of our Amazing Race-esque trip, I was already feeling the fatigue of traveling. Coupled with my prejudice that the city is chaotic and crazy, I stepped foot into the city ready to be disappointed.
Boy, was I wrong! Yes, chaos is everywhere in Saigon but it perfectly complemented with the rich culture and the delectable cuisine! It’s as if there is a symphony of noises, sights, smells, and tastes that make Ho Chi Minh quite bustling and overwhelming.
Navigating through Ho Chi Minh is not for the faint of heart. The roads, even the narrowest alleys, are filled with motorbikes maniacally speeding from all directions! I was almost certain I would leave the city sprinting with a broken leg or arm.