We’ve found things to be very hit-and-miss in Saigon. It’s like a study in emergent systems. The system feels like laws are more suggestions than actual rules. People are very innovative in finding ways to make a living. People seem to wait cautiously before interacting but once you show politeness they generally seem friendly.
We booked a tour today and made our way to the meeting point. We got bundled into a minibus and we’ve been sitting waiting ever since. Not a word from anyone. Hit and miss, thirty minutes waiting on the street.
Next thing we know… We’re off on this tour and meeting new people and seeing amazing things. There tour took up all of the day. We saw markets, temples, Independence Palace, the Vietnam War Remnants Museum, Traditional Medicine museum, and Chinatown. Full on.