Vietnam Video Diaries: Vietnamese Money
(and what I’ve been up to lately)
By Dave Fox
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
August 12, 2015
Money in Vietnam can be baffling for newcomers. There are so many different banknotes … all with lots and lots of zeros!
With one US dollar equalling 21,946 (on the day I recorded this), you have to think fast when converting currency.
I’ve just moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after visiting as a tourist, a tour guide, and a travel writer for many years. This is my first one-take video diary from Saigon. (One take meaning I don’t get to re-shoot anything if I mess up. And I almost broke stuff.) It talks about Vietnamese money, as well as what I’ve been up to lately and some exciting new things around the new Globejotting Saigon Headquarters.