Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 1: Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City

As i have mentioned in an earlier post, I still have 3 travels that I haven't posted yet. I'll start with the most recent tour, the Vibrant City of Ho Chi Minh.


We left Philippines at 1140am for our Saigon flight, transiting in KL. I know its a long route (to take) and time consuming but how can I complain my ticket is free! well, except for airport taxes, but still its a huge savings.

Arrived 9pm at Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon; exchanged our USD's to Vietnamese Dongs and grabbed a cab to bring us to our hotel in District 1, the backpacker's area. After check-in we booked our tours for the next 2 days through the hotel's travel agent. Then proceeded to walk along the streets of District 1 in search for a place to eat.

The streets are packed with tourists, mostly Caucasians backpackers. It's like I'm back in Clark again. Restaurants, convenience stores are lined up across each other so you'll never have to worry about getting hungry during your stay. With our stomachs full we went back to the hotel and call it a night. We need to get ready for a very tiring Day 2 the next day!


pmm012 said...

never been there.. siguro pag retired na ako.. hahahah..

Askmewhats said...

go ka lang ng go sa travel Goddess, ang saya! I've never been there! I've only been at the VN airplane! hahahah ;D

gaiLie said...

@paolo: mura lang pamasahe. mag-antay ka ng promo ng mga local carriers naten. :)

@goddess nikki: wahaha! sana magkasama-sama ulet tayo sa pagbyahe. miss u na. excited na ko for march! :D

Justice Bird said...

I like your pics! I should definitely do more traveling!