Saigon was renamed for Ho Chi Minh (the revolutionary that fought the French, then later the Americans) after the South fell. It’s still called both depending who you talk to. Based on experiences we heard from others while traveling south, we decided to make our stop in Saigon pretty short. We booked two nights at a hostel in the tourist district. When we arrived, we had lunch on the main tourist street. We ate at Bun Cha 145 to have the pork and noodle dish we had been chasing down for a few days.
Chris & Taylor
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