Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City as it is now formally called is easily one of the most vivacious places I have seen in my travels.
Rising from the ashes of war and abject poverty, Vietnam as a nation is firing on all cylinders. The changes in culture, quality of life, and wealth are all over Saigon.
This is a country that has gained almost 40 million people since the end of the war in 1975. These are industrious, friendly, and perhaps the happiest people I have encountered anywhere on the planet. [Read more...]