In stark contrast to the wintry PETplanet headquarters we left behind, here in Ho Chi Minh city, my first stop on this section, we are basking in temperatures of 35 degrees – and with humidity to match. Fortunately, I did bring an extra supply of shirts along with me.
Although I’ve already been here for four days, I’m still suffering from jet lag and am constantly awake by 6 o’clock in the morning. At least it’s a break from the working day. Since last Tuesday, the Propak Vietnam Fair has been underway in the city, ending tomorrow. On Monday I managed to weave my way through the bustling metropolitan traffic, which mainly consists of motorised two-wheeled vehicles, to meet up with our contact at the trade fair Jenny, who accompanied me through the hall which is still under construction.