A Day Living in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh Excursions

A Day Living in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh Excursions

What would you do if you got a day to live the life of a Saigonese? A one-day trip to Saigon will give you a different perspective on Saigon's lively young, and modern. Ho Chi Minh excursions will be exciting, Vespa GoGo guides you to learn about Saigon's people, customs, and way of life. 

Let's take a look at the three key exploring activities on this journey:

  • Saigon People's Life
  • Shopping in Saigon
  • Eating out in Saigon

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#1 Journey to Saigon People's Life 

Saigon people are distinguished by their passion, generosity, and friendliness in all relationships, from relative people to strangers. Saigonese begins their days with coffee on a little street corner, reading a few newspapers before working. For Saigon people, a cup of black coffee with ice or silver will be an indispensable drink in their morning. 

Unlike Hanoians, Saigon people prefer a decent breakfast, so they usually choose “broken rice" for breakfast. Saigonese snack dishes are pretty basic. Street vendors can be seen on every street corner stretching across the districts with street hawkers. The famous street snacks in Saigon, such as fruit, tea, coconut water, and sugarcane juice, are extremely acquaintances with people here. 

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In the afternoon, after working time is when Saigon’s people hang out with friends. They often meet friends at bars drinking, where they can drink from afternoon to evening or can stay late. On weekends, they often go out to eat at restaurants, enjoy the great food, and then take the entire family to see children's plays or comedies on the stage.

#2 Journey to Shopping in Saigon 

Saigon’s people can go shopping whenever they want, no matter what time of day it is. Buying and selling habits in Saigon are quite comfortable; you can swoop into the sales counter to ask the price, ask the staff to advise the product, then don't buy it, and there will be no sellers to complain. Even they will still greet you with a smile.

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There are two options for shopping in Saigon: major commercial centers or traditional Saigon markets. If you want to experience Saigon life, you can visit the traditional market in the morning, then return in the afternoon to shop for souvenirs and eat street food in the evening. There are several trading activities going place at the market, and the commodities available range from fresh goods to souvenirs. Saigon night market is also well-known in the lives of individuals and visitors who take Ho Chi Minh excursions. The night market is usually open every day of the week and serves highly rich street food.

#3 Journey to Eating Out in Saigon 

Saigon is famous for its cuisine, which combines flavors from the country's three regions: Central, South, and North. You may taste Saigon life at each meal: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast in Saigon is fairly varied, including fast foods such as baguettes, sticky rice, and dumplings. You can have pho, rice paper, or noodle soup with broth. The food in Saigon will be slightly sweeter than in Hanoi, according to the people's preferences. However, the dishes are all well-seasoned and flavorful.

Traditional Vietnamese rice eateries are available for lunch. Vietnamese meals often comprise white rice, a savory dish, and soup. If you want to experience a day in the life of a Saigonese, eat a basic Vietnamese rice tray full of nourishment. Vietnamese people prioritize meals based on their importance: morning comes first, lunch, and lastly is dinner. Saigon people only eat light street foods at dinner.

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According to Vietnamese menu norms, Vespa Gogo will recommend a few meals for your consideration:

- Breakfast: Pho, Rice Vermicelli, Glass noodles, Vietnamese Bread, Rice Flour Steamed Rolls, Porridge, Balut
- Lunch: Broken Rice, White Rice with Savory Soup, Rice Noodles with Vietnamese Grilled Pork 
- Dinner: BBQ, Fried Dough, Seafood 

The choices above are for one-day Ho Chi Minh excursions; you can choose Vespa GoGo trips to engage in whatever activities you like. In addition to learning about the lives of Saigon’s people, you will tour the city on an old Vespa. If you want to spice up your trip to Saigon, get in touch with us right away! 


Address: 13A Nguyen Van Mai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 

Email: info@vespaagogo.com

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