Gosh, when it rains here, it really means it.
For the second successive day, my sightseeing has been ended by the onset of a violent electrical storm and an attempt by the Mekong to reclaim these parts from the air. So I've retreated to the hotel for a workout followed by massage (no sniggering at the back, a real spa massage...).
Unfortunately, the Reunification Palace was closed today, due to the APEC (Asia Pacific
Economic Co-operation) meeting taking place here, with the Americans in attendance. I did get to the War Remnants Museum, which is quite dramatic.
Ho Chi Minh City also has an excellent post office (very French influenced) and quite a nice cathedral.
Must dash now though, next report will be from Seoul (probably)!