Instead of busy holidays, take advantage of ‘slow life’ in Ho Chi Minh City

Instead of busy holidays, take advantage of slow living in Ho Chi Minh City - Photo 1.

On the first day of the holidays April 30 and May 1 this year, my family will go to coffee like every week – Illustration: QUANG DINH

Having loved to travel, often traveling domestically and abroad during the holidays, I myself always feel tired because of the feeling of lying helpless in a bus or bored when waiting at the airport for many hours.

The obsession with jostling through the crowds that flocked to the holidays made me decide not to travel on holidays for the past six years. Instead, I took advantage of my free time to “live slowly” or simply design a plan for myself at home (staycation) right in Ho Chi Minh City.

In the same mood as me, Ms. M (living in Tan Binh district), recounted: “Although I am very passionate about travelling, I usually absolutely limit the time I have to go out on holidays. The sun is hot, uncomfortable, and the smell of gasoline is too much. , the surrounding motor makes me uncomfortable, irritable with my fellow travelers around, making going out not fun at all.In addition, the holiday restaurant serving too many people will lead to price increase, overcrowding, not as attentive as usual”.

Instead of getting tired of this “sprint” outing, we can take advantage of this opportunity to learn to “live slowly”, design our own “staycation” experience plan right here. HCMC. Personally, in the simplest way, I have found a plan for myself and my family in the coming days, without spending a lot of time, money and energy.

The first day of the holiday April 30 – May 1 this year is Saturday, consider it a normal weekend, get up early to clean the house, then my whole family will go to coffee like every other week.

Instead of traveling hard to go to far away places, you can absolutely choose for yourself a beautiful coffee shop with lots of green areas to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the feeling of peace and relaxation outside. Loved Ones.

The whole family will have breakfast, sip coffee, let the children relax and have fun. To hide from the sun, the whole family will have fun and have lunch at the restaurant and then return to rest. To avoid having to cook hard, we will order pizza to eat at home and watch movies together.

Instead of busy holidays, take advantage of slow living in Ho Chi Minh City - Photo 2.

Cycling to explore the city during the holidays will help you and your family have more beautiful memories – Illustration: CHAU TUAN

On the second day off, in order for the children to have the opportunity to be close to nature and have more experiences together, the whole family decided to do a “city tour”, seeing the whole city by double-decker bus. Sitting on a windy bus, seeing each very familiar place in the city such as the city post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Palace, Bach Dang wharf… with a completely different perspective, is an extreme feeling. amazingly interesting.

My kids love riding public bicycles, watching the city slowly. I also agree with this idea, so I decided to rent a bicycle and take the children to see the city on the holiday.

The last two days off, to change the atmosphere, my family had a date with old friends at a friend’s house in Cu Chi and held a barbecue together. My friend’s garden campus in Cu Chi is quite large, with both a playground and a swimming pool, suitable for children to play, run and jump. This is also an opportunity for us to slow down a beat, to ask questions and talk about everything about each other’s lives.

What experiences have you had during crowded holidays? In your opinion, if you do not travel far during the upcoming holidays of April 30 and May 1, what should you do to spend the holidays useful?

Or does your hometown, where you live, have interesting sights and discoveries that you would like to share with readers?

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