We started our morning at the presidential palace, then toured the War Remnants Museum. We were forewarned that the museum is often difficult for Americans, particularly those who were of age when the Vietnam war occurred. Obviously we knew it would be the Vietnamese point of view, and the signage told the story of that.
Somebody's son, brother, uncle and possibly father. I couldn't help but wonder what was his name, where he called home and if he survived the war.
We had a chance to see some of the old French colonial architecture after lunch. The post office was a pretty shade of yellow. I liked how they repurposed the old phone booths to make it a safe spot for ATM transactions.
Below is the OTHER Notre Dame cathedral. Obviously not the major religion in this region of the world, it was one of three Catholic churches we visited on the cruise.
We enjoyed a lovely view from the rooftop bar of our hotel late in the afternoon, paying with dong, the local currency. As you can tell by the 200,000 bill, the exchange rate heavily favoured the US dollar. Our $60 was worth several million dong.