Adrian Covers Ho Chi Minh City

What’s the cheapest way to enjoy this city at night?

The beauty of this city, is that it’s all based around District 10, so you don’t need public transport, walking is fine and safe to do so.

Having said that the price of taxis, to me, as a westerners will hardly break anyone’s bank.

Also, the local Pho sellers on the streets is amazing value.

What’s your favorite restaurant here? What’s so special about it?

Most good restaurants in Ho Chi Minh are in the back of car parks, they don’t really have names. And you know it’s fresh as most of it is still alive!

For coffee, a must is Trung-Nguyen gourmet coffee shops.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a warm Sunday morning in this city?

A casual walk around the Reunification Palace and it’s gardens and surrounding park.

What were some of the hidden gems in that city? Why?

The language is almost impossible to pick up while over there, but some of the older people can speak some basic French. And when bartering in markets, use a calculator and point, it’s so much easier.

Local travel agents are normally a lot cheaper to book excursions, rather than from the UK. Local people on bike selling coconuts, the coconuts are outstanding and nice to cool down with.

Phatty’s bar for sport and beer!

Anything else you want to add?

Amazing and fascinating city, with lots of references back to the war. The war museum is an absolute must, it must be one of the most harrowing museums in the world, wherever you sympathies lie. You can practically buy anything you want in here, from fake Rolex’s to the real thing, they cater for everyone. Very friendly people. This city should be very high up on anyone’s bucket list.

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