Photos by Nina Tran (University of Wisconsin- Madison), Student Correspondent CET Vietnam Summer 2019 I visited the Saigon zoo during my last week in HCMC. One interesting attraction that I have always wanted to try was fish nibbling away the dead skin on my feet. It costs less than a dollar to do this. The most famous chocolate in Vietnam can be found at Marou Chocolates. If you have a sweet tooth like me, be sure to get the scrumptious tira misu. One Vietnamese local generously invited us over to her home for a traditional Vietnamese lunch. We learned how to make eight different dishes and how to roll fried spring rolls. If you take a trip to the Traditional Vietnamese Medicine museum, you will learn about the wall of natural herbs that the Vietnamese use for healing. As you can see, there are a lot of different herbs available. Vanessa and I kayaking at Surprise cave in Ha Long Bay. We were greeted by monkeys climbing around the rocks. Developed in the north, Phở is a specialty that is loved among many people. I had the opportunity to try a famous phở resturant called “Phở Bat Dan.” Make sure to get there when the doors open because you do not want to get stuck waiting in line. Cindy and I hanging out at a sky bar called “Glow.” We spent the night dancing away with our friends. We spent a Saturday morning learning about how Vietnamese soldiers used underground, connective tunnels to protect themselves during the war. There is a donut shop near the guesthouse, and it has delicious donuts. My favorite donut is “Cinderella,” which is topped with vanilla creme and fruity pebbles.