Good morning Vietnam! Saigon has got a new name after the war and is called Ho Chi Minh City nowadays. Named after a communist hero who seemed to have done a lot of good things for the nation. Saigon is a lively and busy city which managed to be compliant with the parties ideas and at the same time fullfil the wild needs of the 7.1 million costumers. We find communist stars all over the city on posters and banners but there are as many stars that shine into ones eyes when we entered the Diamond Plaza Shopping Centre. There is nothing like making business for Vietnamese people and the social security is just more like a joke than some serious program in the socialist state. The communist leaders though make it very clear who rules the country when one visits the reunification palace or the war remnant museum. The very one sided exhibits celebrate heroes of the Viet Cong and the photographs perfectly play into the simple and obvious propaganda of the governement. Also the media is controlled by the Vietnamese state, internet pages like facebook are restricted in this country.After all, we still like it here and are amazed by the many new things this place has to offer. Especially the traffic here is impressing. Thousands of motorbikes speed over the streets until late night.