New York City vs. Hi Chi Minh City (NYC vs. HCMC)

On Thursday March 3rd I ended up flying to NYC for the night (work trip) with Hi Chi Minh City still fresh on my mind and I could not help but to compare and this is what popped into my head and then into my blog…

New York City is the largest city in the USA – Hi Chi Minh is Vietnam’s largest 

HCMC the Motor Bike

NYC has the Taxi Cap


Hey – they let me cook!

NYC has Street Food

HCMC has Street Food

 More people speak English in HCMC then in NYC (I had to point more and yell louder NYC)

In NYC you flag down a Taxi Cab by hailing in Vietnam the motor bike finds you!



Breakfast in NYC was a 2 eggs on a roll with bacon and cheese in HCMC Pho

My hotel bill in NYC for one night was more than all my hotel bills combined (10 nights) in Vietnam

Chickens wings in HCMC

My Vietnam hotel rooms were bigger then my room in NYC

My NYC hotel did not offer the all in one shit, shower and shave option so I had to get up earlier

Chicken wings in NYC

Crossing the street in Hi Chi Minh is a port in NYC a death sentence

Both great cities with similarly different things to offer any traveler

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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1 Response to New York City vs. Hi Chi Minh City (NYC vs. HCMC)

  1. Mom says:

    Ho Chi Minh City looks good to me.

    And don’t forget the difference in the weather!

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