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Stuff to do in Saigon

Posted by CrankyCarrot on 26/1/2012 at 08:21

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Hey all,

I'll be bumming around in Saigon for the next week or so, and was wondering what particular things people have seen and done here they felt were worth checking out.

Cheers,

CC

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Posted by CrankyCarrot on 26/1/2012 at 08:22

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PS Extra points if you don't have to get up at 6am to go them.

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/1/2012 at 08:40

Ever think of dancing? Saigon has a budding salsa scene. There's a web page. You could take lessons!

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Posted by CrankyCarrot on 26/1/2012 at 09:05

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Always with the Salsa...

Err...Maybe?

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Posted by chinarocks on 26/1/2012 at 09:12

Failing a bit of salsa (!!!) you could always eat some of the best street (or regular) food in SE Asia, get drunk for a few dollars, and visit a load of war museums.

Sorry I can't be hugely specific, I only spent two days here.

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Posted by CrankyCarrot on 26/1/2012 at 09:26

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Getting drunk for a few dollars has always been my number one priority in any new city. Salsa dancing - not so much.

Consider the drinking aspect of my trip here taken care of.

War museums are probably on the list too...

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/1/2012 at 09:35

Cranky
The ladies love a good dancer... Just food for thought.

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Posted by busylizzy on 26/1/2012 at 12:25

Maybe he's not there for the ladies, MM. Not every male traveller goes to SE Asia for the ladies.

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/1/2012 at 12:50

Liz
Believe it or not, even African and European ladies like a good dancer. It's a skill with world wide application. Well, almost. Minus places where Islamic nutbags rule, it has global application. No matter where I go (with that caveat) I always can find a place to dance and meet people, because we have that one thing in common. And it's fun.

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/1/2012 at 12:52

This vid is me dancing with a Vietnamese lady:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoaJAa3A92M

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Posted by MADMAC on 26/1/2012 at 12:55

Just put it in the background. Time to kill...

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Posted by CrankyCarrot on 27/1/2012 at 05:53

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I come for the ladies, but I stay for the salsa...

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Posted by MADMAC on 27/1/2012 at 06:01

Now that was the truth!

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Posted by CrankyCarrot on 27/1/2012 at 06:17

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Well I am a single Carrot, after all...

Usually a bit of half-ar$ed dancing in a club does the trick, but I wouldn't mind picking up some dancing skills, some time.

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