I've got a few pics of some of the propaganda billboards I'll upload later. Matter of fact, I can get them in Hong Kong (Chinese version) and have one hanging in my computer room that readsI was there late last year. It's an interesting place to visit from a historical standpoint I guess. But overall just really didn't fall in love with it. Make sure you hit up the museums for some awesome propaganda videos. 'American Killer Hero......insert name.....who killed twenty American soldiers and then went and worked in the rice fields at night.'
I have to agree with you on this. Not a place I will visit again unless I am in transit to Laos or Cambodia.Then again I'm sure you'll love the place. As an interesting point of reference I found Saigon to be the most capitalist/progressive part of the country. But overall not a place I would go back to.
No time for that, but next we'll go for Hanoi and some of the beach areas further down south.If you've got some time in the region you should consider heading over to Laos. I did some fantastic trekking near the border of China.
Man, you are so right on that. They walk up to you with a 30 book stack, the upper tier being Lonely Planet books.Plus the people there are far more relaxed and friendly than the Vietnamese. They aren't trying to sell you knock off Lonely Planets every time you sit down for a meal.