Ho Chi Minh City = Saigon and Anthony Bourdain Lunch Lady!

After a lot of rain we arrive to a really hot and sunny Saigon City! If we thought Hanoi was busy!! ohh menn! Saigon was even more! motorbikes everywhere

Rush Hour is a crazy experience! 

And when there is no more space in the street.. they take the side walk as an extra lane! :P  

If you wonder why are they using masks... because of the pollution :S They didn´t adopt electric motorbikes like the Chinese... From all the cities we have visited so far Saigon was  definitely the most polluted one :( 

Antonio even got a new accessory! 

The locals found it quite amusing to see a western wearing the mask as well :P

Walking around the backpackers area, 

It was interesting to notice that there were more tourists travelling in Vietnam rather than in China! we wonder why! 

Some really cool paintings,

Sea food as a street snack! 

In Saigon we were staying with Rita! our friend from university! and together we went in to a gastronomic adventure!! we followed the footsteps of the Anthony Bourdain show No reservations and had some amazing noodles made by the famous Lunch Lady!

The yummy noodles, 

We were glad to find out! that everything was very much the same as we saw in the Show! the Lunch Lady just got some extra helpers! but she is still the one doing the noodles... and as well counting the money :P might not be the most hygienic thing to do! but we can confirm we didn´t get stomach sick from it :P 

As good geeks! we had to take a picture with the Lunch Lady! :) she is already used to having crazy tourists asking her for pictures :P

Browsing around a market made for tourists, 

Walking around Saigon you really feel the french influence, 

Who said you cannot take a tv on a tiny motorbike!! YEs you can!! and this guy is here to prove it :)


  1. Hi, what's the address of the Lunch Lady? I'm huge Bourdain geek too. :) Thanks!

  2. Kaye you can find it here:


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