Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Vietnam: Arriving Ho Chi Minh City and Plane Views

We pretty much had luck and managed to duck the typhoon in the Philippines (complete story soon!) and arrived on time in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam.

Here are a few plane views of the city that I was able to shoot before touching down.

Saigon view

Song Sai Gon. Saigon River.

Saigon view

Just before touchdown here.

A few more as well before reaching the Saigon River:

Ho Chi Minh Airport (Tan Son Nhat International Airport):

Vietnam Airport

The airport is not too far away from the city center.

The parents and sisterJ.

Outside of the airport is full of people waiting for their relatives.

SisterJ with all our luggage =). We flew with PAL (Philippine Airlines) and their minimum baggage allowance per person is 30 kilos.

The parents just landed in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We always get priority when we travel with them, those walking sticks can really do wonders. 

If you need a taxi just walk outside the airport and go here. Prices to the city centre range between 140,000 - 180,000 VND. There will be taxi hawkers who will try to give you a special price, say no and speak directly to the taxi chauffeur and say meter please.

My sister and moi.

More soon of Vietnam!

Travel Period: December 2016
Destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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All pictures were taken by a point and shoot pocket camera or a smartphone.

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