Ever since the North Vietnamese Army marched on Sai Gon in April 1975 the place has formed a bit a duel personality - a begrudging member of the new unified Vietnam, but still fiercely independent, American-friendly, and capitalist by nature - to this day they still have distinct personalities from their Hanoi counterparts. Most of the war history is preserved in Sai Gon and as they say, "to the victor goes the spoils". The North has rewritten most of the war time history. It was a bit surreal first stepping foot out into the city as Matt's Mom said "I can't believe I watched these places on TV 30 years ago and now my kids are visiting it".
Sai Gon was one of our favorite Vietnam cities! It's young, hip, and has a great energy. Everything moves at a quick place and the people are friendly and quick-witted. It's definitely on our Greatest Hits list!