Business Trip to Vietnam in November 2009
Bình Dương / Hồ Chí Minh City
At work in Vietnam
After recovering myself of the "Influenza A" diagnosis in Taiwan, I finally continued my asia trip to my next customer in Vietnam for an installation of a cooling device. I was totally impressed of the professionalism and dedication of every single worker at "Grand Place" Chocolates. What a great place to be!
Hồ Chí Minh City
Hồ Chí Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city of Vietnam. It was the capital of the French colony and later of the independent state of South Vietnam. After the communist takeover in 1975, the new government renamed the city after Hồ Chí Minh, a former North Vietnamese leader.
Vĩnh Nghiêm Temple, Hồ Chí Minh City
The "Vĩnh Nghiêm Temple", famous as the most spectacular of all the buddhist temples in South Vietnam, is located right in the heart of Hồ Chí Minh City. Its seven-story pagoda, constructed between 1964 and 1973, is the largest of all buddhist structures in entire Vietnam. Don't miss it if you're in Saigon!
Bikes of Burden
The 110-cc motorbike is the preferred mode of transport for the Vietnamese masses, and the large cities swarm with them. As of August 2008, there were more than 26 million registered vehicles in Vietnam, and 95% were motorized two-wheelers. There are almost 9000 new motorcycles on the road each day!