“Saigon… shit. I’m still only in Saigon… Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in the jungle.” – Apocalypse Now.
Actually, I just got here and it’s now called Ho Chi Minh City. As I’m sure many 80’s babies would feel growing up on Vietnam war movies like Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and the above quoted Apocalypse Now, it feels a little surreal being here, and I was a bit nervous, but I’ll fill in the gaps of how we left Cambodia.
At this point we’re looking at hunkering down for a bit, between one to three months, to save some money and possibly make some. Phnom Penh was a possibility. Jay read that a lot of expats live near the old Russian Market, so we decided to walk down there and check it out. The hike should be about an hour. (more…)