Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace by simmogem, on Flickr

Reunification Palace by simmogem, on Flickr

Of all the major cities in the world, few have gone through as much change in the past 150 or so years as Ho Chi Minh City.  No better example of this change can be found than Reunification Palace.

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Ho Chi Minh (the city, not the man)

HCMC from Saigon Skydeck by simmogem, on Flickr

HCMC from Saigon Skydeck by simmogem, on Flickr

Whilst I found Hanoi welcoming and honest, but a bit rough around the edges, Ho Chi Minh city (or Saigon still to many locals) is like that good looking friend who shows off a bit and your not quite sure if you can believe everything they say.

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Happy Birthday us

Long Thanh Gallery by simmogem, on Flickr

Long Thanh Gallery by simmogem, on Flickr

With the best part of a day to kill before our flight out of Nha Trang we spent the morning googling for something to do in town and found the gallery of local photographer, Long Thanh.

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Cooking up a storm

Cooking class recipe:

Ingredients – 1 Vietnamese sous chef, 2 novice cooks, 1 five star kitchen, shrimp, pork, spring onions, carrot, mushrooms, beef, noodles, pancake batter, rice paper.

 

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Relaxing in Nha Trang

Nha Trang Balcony view 2 by simmogem, on Flickr

Nha Trang Balcony view 2 by simmogem, on Flickr

After the cycling trip we thought we deserved a few nights of relaxation so we’ve flown a few hours south to the beach side city of Nha Trang.

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