Friday, April 21, 2017

Summer in the city of Saigon

It's my 2nd time visiting Saigon and as usual I always visit the famous attractions in the city and trying out their food!

Day 4: I booked at Nok air - route is from DMK to ho chi minh.

Hello! Saigon we meet again! :)
Free complimentary snacks :)

Airport arrival tips at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) - take the yellow bus 109, 1-way trip cost VND20,000 all the way to city center.

This room can accommodate 3 pax. 
1 single bed and 1 double bed with private bathroom 

At Luan Vu Hostel. Booked from Agoda.
2nd time booking in this hostel and still recommended.

Exchange our peso in jewelry shop at the back of benh thanh market.

Landmark: The jewelry shop is parallel to Cua Tay building 

Millionaire! lol

Walking tour around the city. Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Late brunch at 3PM after walking tour in the city.

Oi Jollibee!

Hmmm what to order?
After late brunch and 15 minute walk, merienda  agad at Jollibee Saigon! :)
Bigla lang namen nakita si jollibee.

Bida and saya! Pero iba ang lasa ng spaghetti :(
The taste is not the usual filipino sweet spaghetti, this is vietnamese style.

 Day 5: Cau dai temple and cu chi tunnel at TheSinhTourist.

Spacious mini bus for this tour :)

First stop at eggshell mosaic handcraft before the super long ride going to cau dai temple.
Ang galing noh?

At Cau Dai temple

I've been curious about this religion when I heard this to my friend.
The Cau dai temple is a mixture of christianity, buddhism, taoism, confucianism and Islam. 

The temple has a daily ceremony, when religions collide in one church.
We-fie muna kami.

Choir at 2nd flr
Symbolism of Cau dai
the 2nd half of the tour is the Cu chi tunnel

Our bus tour guide demonstrated how vietnamese preparing at war. 

Selfie muna bago bumaba sa tunnel

Me and rockie unexpectedly tried the longest tunnel path.
Sumunod kasi kami sa iba.
Tapioca for snack after the tiring tunnel.

After the tour, we are back to the city and the bus drop-off us in the plaza where there's an Asian street food stalls. 

Souvenir! :)
 Day 6: Last day in saigon, Rockie has an early flight going to Dubai while me and gibbo flight is 9PM, we walk around again in the city to kill time and tried again some vietnamese food hehe.
Lunch at this stall. It's in benh thanh market.

Looks yummy!

where's my next adventure?

Young Artist at the street

At the plaza

Very tasty vietnamese pizza hope there's like this in PH. 
The tastiest banh mih that I ever tasted! seriously for only 15,000 Dong! there's a crunchy meat in the sandwich :) It's beside the jewelry shop where we exchange our peso.

Our last dinner in saigon, its my first time to try this kind of noodle.
There's pork internal organ lol and the soup has coconut cream, the taste it's not bad at all.
Our favorite dinner of all time in saigon. fried chicken meal. 

NB. Beware of taxi scam. 
In our last day/hours in saigon, we are going to airport terminal bus that time and decided to get a taxi from our hostel going to Benh Thanh market as we are carrying a lot of bags. While driving, I noticed that the taxi driver turned in a different route and suddenly stopped and said that he was caught. He took some documents to the car and then handed them to the police. 

Surprisingly, I saw the police seemed to be amazed and that the documents were provided. The lessthan 10 minutes drive became 25 minutes. Then he drop us to another part of the benh thanh market far away from the bus terminal and ask for VND 20,000 because he was caught!!! 

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