May 28, 2017 – Train Tracks, Temple of Literature, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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Alexus, Grace, and I ventured outside of the Old Quarter today to explore some farther sights. This included the train tracks running through the middle of the city. The train passes by twice a day, and although we didn’t see it, it was fun to see the route it takes through the metropolitan area.

The wait to see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum seemed to take forever and they do not allow cameras inside. After seeing the body of the late Ho Chi Minh, we concluded that this one was probably a fake because it was too perfect and had no signs of decay.

We also walked around the Presidential Palace, and saw the home in which Ho Chi Minh resided. It was very grand. Additionally, we checked out the botanical gardens but it wasn’t too interesting.

Before taking in the Temple of Literature, we stopped again at a cute café. I got lemonade with rosemary which was quite tasty. The Temple of Literature was quite nice, however I believe that we didn’t see all of it because one section was slightly hidden. Afterwards, the three of us again stopped at another café and played some janga! Our travels were definitely turning into a foodie tour!


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