My stay here had been very uneventful. I met a couple friends of friends (one is Vietnamese and the other is a Filipino); and the rest of the time my colleague and I went around Saigon in the evening after we were released from the workshop. Yesterday afternoon, after the workshop closed, we went around the museums and some landmarks.
HCMC's architecture is grander than that of Hanoi (I cannot help comparing the two), but the latter is obviously more charming. HCMC, as the financial capital of Vietnam, has gleaming buildings rising all over the place and more are scheduled to clog the skyline. I'm afraid it's going to become another chaotic Asian city... hopefully not. There are magnificent colonial architecture in one section of the city though (fortunately close to my hotel), and we focused on those spots.
So I'm dumping a few pictures of my days here in HCMC.
Oh my gawd... HCMC has seven branches of Jollibee. That really drove me crazy with excitement. And what's a Pinoy to do in the midst of Jollibee but gorge on its burgers? Damn, for lunch today I felt like I was back home.