We’re three weeks into our Vietnam adventure, and we have (with the help of our fantastic real estate agent Leo) found a beautiful apartment and signed a one-year lease. With that, we begin our dream of living in Vietnam for at least 12 months.
From the wall of windows of our 28th-floor apartment, we have an unobstructed view of the Saigon River. Watching the busy boat traffic on the river from our balcony has quickly become a favorite pastime. We speculate where the various barges and cargo ships that pass have come from and where they’re going.
We also see small fishing boats putter by, power boats zip past, and ferries shuttling people up and down the river. And every evening, the brightly lit dinner cruises float by.
The river snakes through Saigon in large, looping twists and turns. South of the city, it connects with the Soài Rạp River, where it eventually dumps into the South China Sea close to the Mekong Delta.
As the sun sets, the city skyline lights up. Its brilliant colors reflect in the rippling waters of the river as it flows past our window on its journey to the sea.