So I decided to visit Vietnam for my birthday and to start my first trip of the New Year 2020. I booked my flight tickets for 10th night with Scoot Airways. Got all my currency exchange and Visa work done before a week of my journey. I boarded the flight which has a stop at Singapore, and reached Ho Chi Minh (also known as 'Saigon') around 11th Jan - 02:30 Pm local time(Vietnam time is 1hr and 30 mins ahead of IST).
After completing all my Immigration formalities, I came out of airport around 04:00 PM. From Airport we can took bus to reach the city. Bus No. 109 (Air Conditioned) is the frequently available bus to reach the city. Currency Exchange at the airport cost us more than at the city. The bus fare is close to 20000 Vietnamese dong or 1 usd (Note: In city 1 usd = 23000 dong, while in airport 1 usd = 20000 dong).
I have reached the city around 05:00 Pm. Then I went to check in to my Hostel, which was little inside from the main road. So I have to waste some time in finding it. Finally I completed my check-in. As I felt so tired, i took a nap shortly after my bed was given to me.
Around 8 Pm, i left the hostel to see the night life of the city. Mostly all the shops remain closed except few Super markets. I got myself something to eat and I came back to my room. In the hostel after speaking with few peoples, who has been staying there for long told me to visit the Backpackers Street at the night time.The street is famous for it's local food, pubs, market, and spa's. Then i went to sleep, with the plan to explore city the next day.
I woke up around 9 AM, and got freshen up and had my breakfast before leaving to see some local places. The first place on the list was Independence palace (Reunification Palace). I went there only to find the palace has been and will be opening again around 02:00 Pm (Most places will be closed around 10- 11 Am and opened again 2 Pm).