Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) travel guide
Traffic in Vietnam is in general mind blowing, but rush hour in Ho Chi Ming City is down right scary. Like a human ant nest scores of scooters, and a few cars and cyclos, fill the streets in a random manner of slow zigzagging and dodging. They come from every direction, some even on the sidewalk or against the traffic, and signs and traffic lights are rarely obeyed (red is just another shade of green). The strange thing is though, traffic jams hardly occur. There exists a strange system of courtesy which means any one can cross the street without getting hit. Just keep walking in the same slow pace and the traffic will flow around you.
A museum primary about the American war crimes during the Vietnam War. It has changed names a few time since its opnening in 1975 and some of its previous names were the "Museum of American War Crimes" and "War Crimes Museum". 1993 it changed to the more US friendly present name. But a more political correct name doesn't change the horrendous content. Rows after rows of captivating war photographies. Lots of American weapons and bombs, including the chemical ones like Agent Orange and Napalm. The exhibition continues with the chilling aftermath from the use of dioxin with a display of photographs of disfigured children. It is tough stuff to watch and leaves one with the fact that war is ugly.