Ho Chi Minh


#1

I quite like him.


#2

FM Legend!


#3

My sis got me a Ho Chi Minh poster from vietnam on her gap year that hung above the cooker for 2 years until a new housemate replaced him with a generic painting of a bunch of flowers.

Miss my cooking buddy.


#4

Was hoping this would be another travel thread about going to the largest city in Vietnam.


#5

Reckon he’d be a solid shout at a Pointless answer if they ever did a “people mentioned in We Didn’t Start the Fire” round. See also: Sally Ride.


#6

Apparently he pretended he was completely celibate because he was so bloody busy with the ol’ communism, but he was really a right dirty bastard.

Bit like Mozzer.


#7

He wants be your friend.


#8

Came here to say I preferred Hanoi


#9

Saigon City


#10

Never been to Vietnam but it’s always been a dream of mine to go with a bunch of friends and come back with a really intricate in-joke, so whenever someone asks us to explain it, we can say “You weren’t there, man, you weren’t there…”


#11

I definitely didn’t work this into conversation several times when I came back. As if coming back from Vietnam and talking about it lots didn’t make me obnoxious enough already!


#12

Very different cities. Each good in their own right. Think overall I preferred Hanoi cause it still has all that neat colonial architecture and feels a bit more relaxed. Saigon was livelier and a bit like Bangkok but I felt less like I was going to get mugged.

Having said that I did get my phone nicked in Saigon. But it was possibly the most eventful night out I’ve ever had so on balance it was worth it.