Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Ho Chi Minh City Wonderings
Majestic Hotel for sweeping views of the river and city. Here we watched huge floating restaurants cruise the river. There was one I especially liked, decorated to look like a huge fish. Awesome job! Very nice to sit on the open terrace, in the warmth of the evening, sipping cocktails and watching the world go by... but that's what honeymoons are all about, right?
War Remnants Museum, which was depressing as hell, naturally, but I'm glad we went. There are a stack of military equipment in the grounds as you enter, like this US helicopter. Inside there are several exhibitions, mostly all photographic with a few cases of bullet shells. The exhibitions tell the story of war, the effects of agent orange and napalm on the country and people, then and now.