Monday, September 8, 2008

Vietnam - Ho Chin Minh Part 1

Day 1
Stayed at Chancery Hotel - an old retro hotel that has just been refurbished. 
Woke up early on the first day, decided to take a short walk in the park just outside our hotel while piggy is bathing and getting ready for breakfast. 
People in the park, jogging, playing tennis and exercising to the tune of 'I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world, wrap in plastic, its fantastic!'
Very plain and ordinary breakfast, but this omelet here is certainly THE saving grace. My cheese, onion and ham omelet, very yummy! I think it is the cheese that gives the omelet its yummy flavour and nice chewy texture.
Vietnam's national fruit - Dragon fruit. I love this! but piggy always have negative comments towards this poor innocent fruit. Her classic line "wahh you make the fruit looks so tempting, I shall go get some." [back with fruit] "eeee not nice!" 
View from the hotel's restaurant. 
HCM popular market - Ben Thanh market, I wonder why do people rave about this market, it is just like another market in South East Asia, in fact much smaller than places like Chatuchak market. 
The clock tower, icon of Ben Thanh
After walking here, there everywhere, risking our lives, beating the traffic, we just had to chill a little bit, escape from the heat, before continuing on our journey. One of our chillout stops after booking a Mekong Delta tour from T.M. Bro Cafe. [If you are ever going to HCM, avoid this tour agency at all cost!]
Highland Cafe - an upmarket franchise cafe you can find all over HCM. You don't get Starbucks here, but you sure can find many Highland cafes. 

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