We said good-bye to the AmaLotus and the wonderful crew on day 14 of this amazing trip with AmaWaterways. But our adventure wasn’t over.
It was now time to explore Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city for two days. Formerly Saigon, it’s still referred as so by most. The city’s European inspired buildings remind us that it was once a French colony and adds to the eclectic energy. Today, Saigon is an industrial, cultural and educational hub.
Certainly a history lesson this trip was; not only of recent history, but sailing along the Mekong, this is how people have lived for centuries. Albeit, with the presence of cell phones and TV’s, it was a journey that took us back in time as best as possible. Seeing the past merge with the present and seeing the possibility of the future here — this is what travel should do to us. AmaWaterways and the local guides could not have provided a better experience.
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