It has been 5 years since the band was last in Ho Chi Minh.
Last time, Michael shared a cycle rickshaw with Kristen.
The pedal-driven cycle rickshaw is a small-scale local means of transport.
Cycle rickshaw driving provides essential employment for recent immigrants from rural areas.
The majority of the population are ethnic Vietnamese at about 93.5 percent.
A Vietnamese supermarket.
The band stops for a bite to eat.
American officials used the Rex Hotel for daily press conferences during the Vietnam war.
Ho Chi Minh City Hall was built from 1902 to 1908.
It was renamed to People's Committee Head Office after 1975.
Saigon is a municipality at the same level as Vietnam's provinces.
The Vietnam War ended when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through these gates.
Independence Palace was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during that war.
In November 1975 the Provisional Revolutionary Government renamed the palace Reunification Hall.
The War Remnants Museum contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War.
Operated by the Vietnamese government, the museum was opened in September 1975.
Some exhibits include graphic photographs.
It serves to describe the horror of war and the devastation to all involved.
Photographer Nick Ut still maintains contact with Kin Phuc, the nude girl fleeing napalm in his photo.
"Yet we were wrong, terribly wrong. We owe it to future generations to explain why". - McNamara
The museum comprises a series of eight themed rooms in several buildings.
Photos are accompanied by a short text in English, Vietnamese and Japanese.
Originally "The House for Displaying War Crimes of American Imperialism and the Puppet Government".
Its current name follows liberalization in Vietnam and normalization of relations with the United States.
The main means of transport within the city are motorbikes, buses, taxis, and bicycles.
And let us not forget cycle rickshaws.