Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Glimpse of Vietnam


Perancangan yang tak dijangka. Bukan backpackers style. Sekadar bersiar-siar, melihat seketika kota Saigon dan hanya 4 hari disana. Ya, mungkin membeli belah setakat mampu.
You can say its a half paid trip, so I squeeze in. My ex boss, which is still fonding very much to me, ask me to join in and its a good chance to escape from my newly -depression workplace. That will do.
Of course the current boss quite piss off with my absent but I don't give a damn anyway.
Dan rakyat Malaysia tak perlukan visa untuk masuk Vietnam, hanya passport je.







Kota Ho Chi Minh dulu di kenali sebagai Saigon. Berdekatan delta Sungai Mekong, ia terletak di tebing Sungai Saigon.
Vietnam adalah negara Republik Sosialis yang semakin kurang pengaruhnya selepas era permodenan.
Aku hanya singgah di bandaraya Ho Chi Minh. Memerhati ragam penghuninya.

Jika ko baca travel blog Normadic Matt, maka dalam blognya beliau mempunyai persepsi yang kurang menyenangkan di Vietnam.
http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/why-ill-never-return-to-vietnam/

Baginya, ''The simple answer is that no one ever wants to return to a place where they felt they were treated poorly. When I was in Vietnam, I was constantly hassled, overcharged, ripped off, and treated badly by the locals.''
''While in Nha Trang, I met an English teacher who had been in Vietnam for many years. He said that the Vietnamese are taught that all their problems are caused by the West, especially France and the U.S., and that Westerners “owe” the Vietnamese. They expect Westerners to spend money in Vietnam, so when they see travelers trying to penny pinch, they get upset and thus look down on backpackers and treat them poorly. Those who are spending money, however, seem to be treated quite well. I don’t know if this is true or not, but given what I saw, it makes some sense.''

Entah benar atau tidak. Setiap orang mempunyai pengalaman  yang berlainan di bumi asing.


Bandaraya Ho Chi Minh mengingatkan kita pada cerita muzikal Miss Saigon. Yang berasaskan dari cerita opera Madame Butterfly..tentang cinta tragik, doomed romance antara wanita Asia dan lelaki barat pada era pengakhiran Perang Vietnam. Yang mana pengakhiran cinta wanita yang lebih setia menghabiskan nyawanya sendiri dengan ungkapan ayat - "How in one night have we come so far?"

Untuk itenary ke Vietnam ni aku ikut package.
Antara tempat-tempat yang ada dalam pakej ni adalah:
-Mekong Delta tour (rowing bot, sample madu)
-Cruise di Sungai Saigon
-Chu Chi tunnel
-Ben Thanh market
-Ho Chi Minh tour and sightseeing



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