How to refresh after a hard-working week
Many foreigners have decided to work and stay in Saigon as English teachers to experience some Vietnamese aspects such as culture and history, interesting destinations and working environment. Therefore, teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City have become the most dominant jobs for expats in Vietnam. So, what about relaxing activities for foreigners? The article below shares some methods to refresh after a hard-working week.
The cinema is one of the best choices for foreigners to entertain at the weekend with their friends and families. There are various popular movie theatres in Ho Chi Minh City such as CGV, Lotte Cinema, and CineStar.
Besides, the movie ticket price is affordable with many types of movies and good service. New movies are updated continuously to meet the demands of customers. In addition, popcorn and soda have reasonable prices and are cheaper on weekdays.
Enjoy Vietnamese cuisine
Alongside traditional and famous food, Vietnamese street food will surprise you for the first time. This large city appeals to people from different destinations; therefore, it is obvious that Saigon has a diversity of food and drink.
There are many various kinds of foods from Asia to Europe in Saigon; consequently tourists can find suitable restaurants easily. The Hoa ethnic group stay in Ho Chi Minh City, which is one of the biggest Vietnamese minority groups. Their subculture and food play an essential role in the cuisine and culture of Saigon. Some foods are delicious and worth a try such as dim sum, Vit Tiem noodles (special duck egg noodles soup), and Hu Tieu sate (a kind of Vietnamese noodle soup).
If you start a teaching job in Ho Chi Minh City, you will have many opportunities to experience Vietnam’s cuisine because peddled wares are on most roadsides in Saigon with various kinds of foods and drinks. Due to its convenience, foreigners can try street foods on many streets of Saigon with reasonable prices.
In addition, expats are able to attend weekend markets to entertain after a hard-working week. Some popular weekend markets are Hello Weekend Market, The Box Market, and Cho Ba Tu, which attract Vietnamese people and foreigners with the diversity of foods, goods and exciting performance.
Visiting popular destinations of Saigon
There are many popular places for relaxing after a hard-working week in this dynamic city. You can play in Nguyen Hue Street with many activities such as walking the street, tasting various street food, or visiting 42 Nguyen Hue.
About 800m from Nguyen Hue Street, you can come to Ben Thanh Market, a famous place for both locals and foreigners, which has around 6000 merchants selling food, clothing, and souvenirs.
Nearby, Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon is a famous church that had been established by the French colonists and rebuilt in 1877 after the damage of termites. Many young people and foreigners also spend time drinking coffee on the spot at night with friends.
In addition, for people who seek ancient grandeur and historical places, some famous places aid you to understand more about Vietnamese history such as the War Remnants Museum ($1.70), the Museum of Ho Chi Minh City ($1.30), and Cu Chi Tunnels.
In detail, War Remnants Museum is a place to exhibit the crimes of war and aggression related to the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War established in 1975, while the Museum of Ho Chi Minh City provides tourists with a deep understanding of the history of Vietnam.
Another destination related to Vietnam’s history is the Cu Chi Tunnels. Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, tourists will experience the life of the Vietnamese and the vast network of underground systems. Besides, they have the opportunity to try Vietnamese soldiers’ foods in the War.
If you have experienced most places in Saigon, some interesting destinations nearby Saigon will be recommended, consisting of Black Virgin Mountain, Vung Tau, and Mekong Delta. Taking about under 3 hours to move from Saigon to Black Virgin Mountain, you can attend trekking, camping, and other activities. Many tourists visit Black Virgin Mountain in the first month of the year to pilgrimage and view large-scale springtime shows.
Some foreigners are attracted by the delta system in Vietnam; therefore, the Mekong Delta has become a famous destination that is often on lists of places that should travel nearby Ho Chi Minh City. The Mekong Delta tour probably brings foreigners to experience Vietnam in different aspects with many destinations such as Can Tho, Cai Be, Chau Doc, Sa De, and Ben Tre.
On the other hand, Vung Tau, a popular seaside port, is also a suitable destination for expats relaxing at the weekend. This port appeals to many foreign visitors who arrive from Ho Chi Minh City to relax by using many vehicles such as cars and hydrofoils. There are many picturesque beaches in Vung Tau. Therefore, expats can spend their time attending some activities or sunbathe on the beach and enjoy the smell of the sea.
Teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City bring more benefits than drawbacks, which aid to widen your knowledge about Vietnam and try the new taste of Vietnamese food. In addition, you can travel to exciting destinations to reduce stress and refresh yourself. If you expect to have a new job, contact us via:
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