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Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is the largest and most chaotic city in Vietnam. We love the chaos there, although you need to be careful (and patient) when crossing the street! Motorbikes, bicycles, cars and tuktuks go wherever and whenever they want and many street stalls and markets dot the busy streets. It's a city with a billion things happening at once. There is a lot of information about the war, from the War Remnants Museum to the Cu Chi Tunnels. There is a large historical museum, although the English translation leaves a lot to be desired. The city has a lot to offer: wonderful shops, fantastic nightlife and delicious food.

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Eating street food - Street food in Ho Chi Minh City is cheap and delicious. Be sure to try a banh mi, a Vietnamese sandwich popular in the south. You can find many different types of noodle soup at small street stalls.

Uber is much cheaper than taxis and is the best way to get around the city if you don't want to wait for a bus or pay for a taxi. The Uber Pool option is where you can share a ride for even more savings (although you can have your own car too).

Be ready for market vendors - When shopping at any of the city's markets, you may feel like a walking wallet when merchants call out to you. Be firm and be ready to leave. Despite the chaos, Vietnam caught our attention because of its people and to think that they defeated the almighty United States!

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