Following our 3 day tour of Bangkok we had another day at sea before reaching the next destination of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Our arrival was scheduled for noon on Monday December 2, so we were able to watch the daylight approach of the ship through the twists and turns of the Nha Be River and Saigon River to reach the Nha Rong Port in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City where Azamara Journey would dock for this two day visit.
The arrival time also gave us the opportunity to sit in on a morning “destination enrichment” lecture from guest lecturer Dr. Richard Farkas - a professor of political science at DePaul University in Chicago. We had attended a similar lecture of his on the sea day before reaching Bangkok and we had really enjoyed it, so it was our intention to catch his lectures before each port of call. At the end of this lecture he gave us some advice on how to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City - information that turned out to be very useful to us for our time in the city. He also mentioned that most people in the city still refer to it by the colonial name of Saigon rather than Ho Chi Minh City - and that we did clearly notice over the two days.
WHITEonline is the digital home of Gary & Linda White. We’ve been married since 1980 and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Linda was born and raised in Toronto while Gary was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of 11. We enjoy travelling and taking photos while we travel. WHITEonline provides the opportunity to share some of our photos & experiences.