Xin ch√†o¬†from Vietnam! The MV World Odyssey docked in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, at 1200 on Friday, Feb. 10. Ho Chi Minh is located in Southern Vietnam along the Saigon river,¬†north of the Mekong River delta,¬†and is the country’s most populous city. Voyagers will have the chance to visit the famous temples of Angkor, shop at the¬†beautiful floating markets of the Mekong Delta, and much more over their three-day stay.
Weather will be warm¬†with temperatures in the low 90¬∞F. On-ship time is 1800 on Tuesday, Feb. 14 and the ship will depart at 0800 the next morning¬†for the five-day journey to Myanmar (Burma).
‚ÄúVietnam is one of the places where I just have no idea what to expect. I thought Japan and China were going to be very similar but they were completely different, so I‚Äôve gotten rid of any ideas I had of what Vietnam might be like. I‚Äôm signed up for a field program that goes down to the Mekong Delta River area and I‚Äôm excited to go in knowing very little. I‚Äôm really excited to experience and embrace a completely different culture.‚Äù ‚Äî Fidel Esquivel Estay, University of Florida