After spending a month in Ho Chi Minh City in September it was apparent to me that this city was a place that I want to base myself for a while. The cost of living is favourable, there are plenty of cafes with fast wifi, and at the moment there is a buzz to the city with many online entrepreneurs setting up here.
I have a three month visa and I plan to be here for the duration. I’m not promising anything but I feel like I could easily spend 3 months here (with a few side trips thrown in.) Now that I think of it 3 months would be the longest I have been in one place in over 3 years, maybe longer. I have stated previously that I wanted to get into a cycle of one month on, one month off with the work/travel thing. 2012 turned out to be more travel than work, which it is not a bad thing, but I am now ready to put in a solid few months of productive work before planning my travels for 2013.
So far life as a temporary Saigoner has been working out well. I arrived here with with travel friends Anthony and Will, and there are plenty more friends on the way. I have already found a room in an apartment and I’m getting to know my new neighbourhood and of course all of the great places to eat.
[Goi cuon (fresh spring roll with shrimp)]