3 Days in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Itinerary

I really had little expectations with this weekend trip. Other than watching Erwan Heussaff's guide to Saigon (where all he did was eat -- and that was what I was planning to do while there), I had little to no idea what Ho Chi Minh/Saigon had. And that was the most exciting part. We didn't even prepare a proper itinerary -- all we knew was that we wanted to try their coffee, see the nice architecture, (maybe) go shopping, and ride motorcycles! We ended up doing everything on our list and by the end of the trip, decided to be back in Vietnam -- this time to explore Hanoi! So excited!

Landed in Vietnam at a little past 12mn. Booked Grab to take us to our Airbnb in District 4. Thank goodness it wasn't raining. Got settled, rested a little and we were off to our first late night adventure -- to eat a snack and visit a convenience store! We tried walking around our area but to no avail, one con about the place we rented was that there were no convenience stores nearby (even though it said there was on the description -- we didn't locate where it was). So we took Grab again and had to go to District 1. Bought what we needed and walked around the area to find something to eat. We ended up eating pho on our first night at Phở Cô Dần. It was good, I've always found pho interesting but never really got to try it until that night. I would love to be able to learn how to properly eat it though. One thing that I noticed is that not a lot of people speak in English there, so communication was a teeny bit hard.

Anyway, here's an outline of what we did during our 3-day trip! I hope I find the time to write about this in detail, which of course will be linked here. In the meantime, I created daily videos as part of my #Hello30Project which is on my Instagram so maybe just watch those?

DAY 0

DAY 1

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Saigon Central Post Office
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
Saigon Book Street
Saigon Opera House
Ho Chi Minh City Hall
Pasteur Street Brewing Company
Saigon Centre
Saigon Square
Uretei BBQ
December Ice Cream
Vincom Center
Parkson
Bui Vien


DAY 2

The Hidden Elephant Books & Coffee
Ben Thanh Market
The Loft Cafe & Restaurant
Tan Hai Van Restaurant
Chill Skybar
 

DAY 3

ID Cafe
MOF Japanese Sweets & Coffee
Saigon Square
Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street
The Cafe Apartments
L'Usine
Banh Xeo 46
Pink Church (Nhà thờ Giáo xứ Tân Định)