we docked in Saigon about 5.30 pm Wednesday and disembarked 08.00 am Friday. The morning was spent on a tour of the city centre. This involved the colonial period Continental Hotel and Norte Dame Cathedral.
We visited two mportant buildings.
The first was the PresidentIan Palace. Most interesting was the basement command centre, used during the Tet offensive in 1968.The last South Vietnam President, General Minh surrendered here in April 1975. North Vietnam tanks on the lawn, were of the type
used to batter down the gates on the last day. The second building was the museum of the Vietnam War.
We saw the roof of the building used by helicopters to fly out US personal and their associates as the
city fell: just one helicopter at a time. We both checked in to our hotel and I went for a swim. We both then went up to the observation deck on the 49th floor of the BTEXCO building.