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Saigon (A very different place)

Saigon people

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There is an average of 10 million people in Saigon and 5 million motorcycles. Yip, 50% of the population drive motorcyle. Cars is too expensive, you pay up to 200% tax on your vehicle. There is also no proof that everyone has got a lisence as nobody checks this. Very few police but plenty security, nearly every little shop has its own security. It was an experience to cross the streets. Imagine this, about 100 motorcycles, the odd car and plenty of trucks drive towards you. How do you cross? You start walking.,..yea. As you walk, the traffic stop. The first few times I actually waited for an old lady, they seem to stop easier for them. I would then walk with her, talking to her off course..she obviously did not understand but I am safe.
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Then there is the chairs at the street stalls. These are the ones we had when we were children, small children, 2,3 years old.
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This man was smoking pipe through his nose.
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The toilets in most places.
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The BEST invention ever. The robots tell you how long the light will be a certain colour.
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Some more images from this beautiful place.
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Saigon (breakfast - 2)

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This morning breakfast included, chicken chimichangas (yes my sister, those ones), hamburger and fried sushi (awesome) .

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Saigon (Breakfast) Blue Diamond

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day...and this hotel is a strong believer of that! Imagine the following for breakfast: Chicken Curry, Pork Ribs, pulled Pork, Pork Belly, Bacon 3 ways (crisp, soft and crackling - no pig is safe in this country, they LOVE pig), pizza, egg omelette....I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!

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It's a Dog's day (Saigon)

Eating

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This will not be for everyone and I reckon my mother will have something to say about this. After my tour to Cu Chi tunnels I was invited by the tour guide to join her for a late lunch...dog!! Because I am curious and want to try everything, I agreed. We walked down a very dodgy street and arrived at our 'restaurant". At the entrance, my meat is displayed, luckily only the last hyalf of the pet. I ordered BBQ because drilled leg and head hot pot did not do it for me. With the meat you also get a bowl full of green, really good. I must say, it did not taste that bad,very chewy, something like tyre and bubblegum combined, and it did not taste like chicken. You also have to drink beer when eating this otherwise you get hot blood, whatever that means. I did not mind, beer always good.

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Saigon Hotel

Hotel

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My hotel in Saigon.

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