No big deal, just a chicken hanging out on the sidewalk of a major city.
It’s hard to capture it, but there are a lot of areas in Vietnam that are so ramshackle that they have a vaguely post-apocalyptic vibe.
Here’s the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. It was under renovation, so I wasn’t able to go inside.
They have a bunch of abandoned American military vehicles parked outside of the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh. That museum was interesting, but incredibly grim. In case you’re wondering how bad the Vietnam war was for the Vietnamese, this museum will answer that question very conclusively.
Statue of Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh.
It doesn’t look like much, but this was an incredibly delicious street food breakfast.
Here’s a narrow alley with train tracks running through it, which I’m sure isn’t annoying at all for the people living there.
There’s a famous drink in Hanoi called egg coffee, which is coffee mixed in with a thick, sweet custard. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I elected to try the much more ridiculous egg beer, which comes with a can of beer and a glass that’s been filled about half-way with custard. It’s bizarre, but weirdly satisfying.
Grizzled looking dogs hanging out in front of stores is pretty common here. This one was particularly grizzled.
The mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh.
Another old church.