Today for the people of Vietnam I feel sad. We visited the museum of war now known as 'War Remnants' but previously called 'Americas war crimes'-or something to that effect. It's name was changed after the Americans demanded it to be done during some treaty agreement some years back. Personally I think they should have kept the name the same, seeing as that's exactly what the museum was portraying. I'm going to be honest. I cried. And I don't do crying. It was such a sad scene to witness 17 years of unnecessary war in vivid photographs and artefacts. I won't go into detail, you'll have to see it for yourself, but if you are ever in Saigon then you should check it out. Whilst it depressed the life out of me it was a turning point for me to see what the people we have encountered on this trip have been through and the aftermath of the war which is still damaging lives and will continue to do so for a very long time. I know I've been a bit snap happy this holiday, but I couldn't take any pictures inside as it was just too upsetting. In fact the only picture I took was that of Americas apology to the Vietnamese.
Before the museum we popped into the palace and after we visited the Notre Dame Cathedral.
I was then absolutely desperate to get some chop sticks to bring home. Luckily we stumbled upon a craft shop and I discovered some hand made chop sticks with delicate pictures engraved on the top. They'll look great with my noodle bowls!! Sorry, I mean they'll work well with my noodles.
Then we were on a mission to find the BBQ restaurant we'd stumbled across the night before. After a lot of wrong turns and walking too far we found it. We were able to cook our own meal in the middle of our table, obviously I couldn't contain my excitement! But the beer helped.
Then it was an early night ready for our flight to Bangkok in the morning.