Vietnam Part 3 – War Remnants Museum, Coconut Guy and Some Random Park

I know I know this part 3 is coming really late after Part 2. I figured I needed to catch up and not try to write such long posts where I write part, save it, then write more. I end up having really long posts that take me forever to post. So decided to make shorter posts for you guys since I can’t type much anyways.

War Remnants Museum

Our first day in Vietnam we walked to the War Remnants Museum (Bảo tàng chứng tích chiến tranh) in District 3. This museum is a must see if you go to Ho Chi Minh. It is focused on the Vietnam War and has great air craft, weapons (there is even a guillotine), pictures and just written history. Of course the history is one-sided and is pretty anti-American, but it was interesting to see it from the Vietnamese perspective. Seeing the effects of the agent orange is just heart wrenching. You will see some people while walking in Vietnam of those affected by agent orange and people who have had limbs blown off by the landmines that are still present in the country. Definitely take a trip there and spend a couple of hours learning about an important part in Vietnam history

*Travel Tip – If you choose to go to the museum make sure you don’t go during lunch time as they close.

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Coconut Guy

When we were in Vietnam we walked everywhere except for when we went on our tour to the Mekong Delta. We stayed in District 1 and used our little black and white map to find the tourist attractions. One of the good things about walking is that you come about things that you might not come across if you were in a car. While walking from the museum we came across a guy carrying this heavy load. He let us see how heavy it is and boy it was freakin’ heavy! My shoulder was killing me the whole day.

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See the little guy on the right. He carries this thing around all day!

See the little guy on the right? He carries this thing around all day!

Random Park

We came across this park on our walk. It was nice. Just thought I would post a few pics.

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~Today’s Thoughts…

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