Matt and I visited the Saigon Zoo in the morning before our flight to Cambodia.
The zoo was amazing and allowed us to get up close to the animals.
But, for nearly all of the animals, the cages were small, mostly concrete (no grass) and had very few ‘fun’ things for them to do. The lions are a good example:
At the zoo, I also had a fun conversation with some young Vietnamese school kids who spoke pretty good English, and could understand my Kiwi accent. One of them was born in Canada, and I asked her if one of her parents was Canadian, but she didn’t understand what I was asking, so I rephrased to ‘Why were you born in Canada?’ She explained that her mum went over to Canada, then she giggled and gave me (I think) the Vietnamese word for sex. It was quite funny, and it was nice to be able to talk to a ‘local’.
Nervous travelers that we are, we arrived super-early for our flight to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. As Matt mentioned, our flight went without a hitch. We’ll post here soon about our first impressions of Cambodia.