I shake the stump of a local man who has lost his forearm, and enter a courtyard packed with American armaments.
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's most populous and one of south-east Asia's fastest-growing cities.
If you're in the mood for a little mystery the next time you visit Vietnam, this hotel will pique your curiosity.
Even if you've been to south-east Asia before, it feels different here.
Where to find the best soups and choose your feuding sticky rice outlet wisely: Luke Nguyen spills the beans on Saigon.
Say hello to Saigon's growing hipster generation
A food tour on a motorbike proves to be speedy and flavoursome.