Ho chi minh is a modern city where you can hail taxi anywhere in this place. Airport is typically for 45 minutes out town center. Ben than market is a famous central market in the middle of the town. Don't forget to stop by to the cathedral and the central train station, old statue but looks great! It's a modern city, you'll easily use english and you can easily go with detail set of directions, foods like McD are everywhere. Oh, one more thing.. if you are really need to cross the road, imagine yourself is a number 1 sprinter and a world record holder for 100 meter dash. You'll never believe how danger it is. haha. but the town is friendly and I don't see any risk of crime there. Food's are good as typical in Vietnam, price are fair.
Truly vietnam city.. it's a phrase I would like to start with for this typical capitol of Vietnam Republic. Crowded, full of crazy motorcycles and mass transports, but also offers the humble people, sometimes with traditional dresses all along the road. There's not much to see for tourist, even so, a water puppet show might attract you. I enjoy the food very much, it was typically like Chinese food but it taste more sweet and spicy! haha. not so many people speaking english, some people speaking french but you'll be able to say what you mean to say anyway by using hand gesture. Oh, don't forget to stop by to Ha Long Bay, it's amazing.. I'll post the review separately. Last but not least, don't be surprised with the price. It's barely cheap.
Maumere itself means long beach from Portuguese language. No wonder, a sandy white beach is along the city. The shore is not too strong since it's not hindian ocean but the wind is soft and gentle so you will enjoy stay all day long sunbathing. Maumere is reachable by plane from Bali, there's not much to see if what you're looking is not the beach. Try to go down to Moni and climb Kelimutu lake if you like nature or go to Lio's village if you're looking for some natural tribe living. All of them are reachable at most 3 hours by car. Oh, don't forget to stop by at fisherman's village and climb uphill to Our Lady Maria statue on the top of the hill just 30-45minutes out town. On this place, you can see the beaches of Maumere.
i would gladly to rate Berlin as a comfort city, looks safe and pretty good transportation arrangement with S-bahn and U-bahn. But, you need to prepare yourself better should you visit Berlin during Winter. It might fall down to minus 2 degree of Celsius when it's close to Christmas. There are a lot of place to visit. I like the representatives building where you can go to the glass roof top. Branderburger tor is also always a nice to view. Don't forget to take picture with bears along the city. Plenty of them have funny dresses.