Temperature – 31 degreesC
After the rains of central Vietnam we hit the burning heat of Sài Gòn – the largest city in Vietnam, with a population of around 7 million people. The place is growing rapidly though – since 1999 the city’s population has increased by almost a quarter of a million people per year!
Despite the wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings the traffic here is still a crazy mess. We are often almost run over on the pavement by motorcycles driving off road or even straight in or out of the shops. Still, it is wonderful to be in the warm weather (with a chance to go swimming!) in a plush hotel courtesy of Chloé’s generous brother, Sam!
The city prepares for Christmas, and we come across this performance on Sunday at 9am(?!) – paste this link in your browser to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noy8oK-hS0Y