First Time in VIETNAM – Exploring Ho Chi Minh City

We landed in bustling Ho Chi Minh City for our first time in Vietnam! We had a great time exploring Ho Chi Minh City and will be traveling Vietnam for the next 28 days. Without a real plan, we visited Ho Chi Minh Square to learn some history of Ho Chi Minh City. We also played frogger with the thousands of motorbikes trying to cross the streets, haha.

Our first stop after the 2 hour travel to Vietnam from Malaysia was Ho Chi Minh Square. We got stopped by some local Vietnamese scouts who tried to help teach us a Vietnamese language phrase. We sucked really badly but they were nice and persistent. Finally, Ryan spoke Vietnamese! Ho Chi Minh Square is located in District 1 Saigon which is right in the middle of the city. District 1 Ho Chi Minh City is also the main tourist hub in HCM, Vietnam.

We aren’t sure if it’s better to call the city Saigon Vietnam or Ho Chi Minh Vietnam, so please leave us a comment down below and let us know which one is correct! While walking the streets and exploring Ho Chi Minh City, we got thirsty and decided to try Vietnamese coffee for the first time. Stacia loved the Vietnamese coffee but since it’s 2x stronger than regular coffee she couldn’t finish the whole thing.

Before finding the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh, we decided we wanted to get a feel for local life in Saigon. We quickly saw that the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City is a BIG part of daily life so we decided to test our luck crossing the busy streets. I can’t put into words how busy the streets of Saigon are, so you’ll just have to watch the video to see for yourself. It was a true frogger moment!

Being Americans in Vietnam, we are very interested in the war history of the Vietnam War. We were told there is an American War museum we need to check out which we will do off camera to spare sharing some deep emotional stuff with you guys. There are so many things to do in Saigon we can’t wait to explore the city for the month! If you have any suggestions for things to do in Vietnam, please leave a comment down below.

We have uploaded Vietnamese subtitles for any of you who would like to read in Vietnamese. We hope to hear from you guys in the comments and thanks for watching our first Vietnam travel vlog!

* We’re Ryan & Stacia from DeathbyVlog. Unlike other travel vloggers, we live and work in a different country each month with a moderate housing budget. Sorry, but no backpacker lifestyle here! Our channel will show you what it’s like to live abroad while exploring top tourist destinations and hidden gems. We will show you mouthwatering local food tours, provide history on each destination, and cinematic broll for all of you film lovers. Each month we rent an apartment or airbnb in a different city or country, so follow along on this journey and learn about countries around the world. We hope you enjoy our travel vlog, don’t forget to subscribe!

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  • Saigon was the name before 1975 and it was renamed Ho Chi Minh city after the Vietcong took over. Fuck the Vietcongs.

  • We Indians love Vietnam we appreciate your victory over China and USA .You are beautiful people.Long live Vietnam 🇻🇳 Long live India 🇮🇳🙏🙏

  • Dalats welcome everybody. If you come to Dalat in Vietnam, please call me to know more places to eat, have fun, hotel, homestay,… I really like making friends with people in the world. My facebook's Buu Tai Vo. Thanks.

  • I checked about 10 times sporadically throughout video.
    Each time it was on host not subject of Vietnam.
    Was hoping to see beauty of Vietnam. Maybe consider this in future filming.

  • Go visit the theme park, it’s beautiful there and my house is nearby but I don’t know what’s the address

  • Going back to Vietnam February 2021 for the new year . I will fly into Saigon and then spend a month not far from Can Tho. I have been there before but the following year I plan to spend a month in Hoi An have you been there ? My friend highly recommends it and her photos look amazing.

  • Can you stop by and say F U uncle Hồ for me? Tell him to go to hel! 2 million Vietnamese died in the war, hundred thousand died in ocean escaping Vietnam. Just because he wants to turn the whole Vietnam into a Commie state.

  • Uncle Ho went to USA but he did not kill or harm any American, only American came and killed millions of Vietnamese

  • Your comments on ho chi Minh are entirely inaccurate. Ho chi min died far before the end of the war. Very early in the war he began to lose influence on the decisions and direction of his independence movement. It very quickly was out of his hands.

  • CHỊ LẶT RAU RỒI LUỘC / The sister harvested the vegetable then steam it.

    EM LUỘC RAU RỒI LẶT/ I steam the vegetable then hervest it.

  • 7:38
    Oh you haven't seen it yet
    It's gets crazy if you visited Vietnam in a soccer season
    (PS: why soccer aren't called football i mean it's foot and ball⚽, football 🏈 not even using foot that much! )

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