So let me start with crossing the streets in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Rule 1, do not wait for the road to be clear so that you can cross it (you will literally wait for ever even at 12am you will still be standing on the pavement waiting to cross.)
Rule number 2, forget any fear that you have, and slowly an steadily leave the pavement and begin your journey to the otherside of the road, make eye contact with on coming traffic but continue walking.
Rule number 3, DO NOT STOP, what ever you do, do not stop in the middle of the road or freez in fear, you will get knocked down, just keeping walking (surprisingly it's safer then turning into a scared confused squirrel in the middle of the road} and all cars and motor bikes will miraculously find a way around you.
Makes no logical sense right? I know that's what I though too from what I heard from other people before coming here, but trust me it works and if you want to get to the other side it's the only way.
Right so after learning to cross the street, I did some exploring, Ho Chi Minh City or also known as Saigon, apart from being a huge metropolitan city, it is one reach in history. I went to the War Rememberants museum where they still have some of the weapons and air crafts that the USA used to attack them in the war. I also went to the Cu Chi Tunnels, now this was interesting the Vietnamese soldiers and people dug a really intricate tunnel system which they used for protection and defence against the Americans. They also placed many booby traps at entrances and stuff which were actually very creative and cleaver.