Day 11 My Tho – Sai gon
Day 11 will be a very short blog, we really did not do much, and didn’t have anything planned. This was going to be a down day, recharging from the cruise and time to go through the pictures and try and get some work done on the blog. However I did get some pictures to show you a little bit of Sai Gon
After docking in My Tho, we boarded another bus for our 3 and a half hour trip to Saigon, were we were to be met by our Vietnamese travel agent. TNK Travel for the transfer to our hotel and receive the briefing for the next leg of our trip. To Ha Noi and Ha Long Bay.
After getting settled in, Mi Jung went off to find a massage parlor and I sat down to finish a couple of blog articles, since we really did not have access to stable Wi Fi on the cruise, I had fallen way behind.
Later that afternoon we did venture out, and walked through one a park that was really close to our hotel. Crossing the street in Viet Nam is always an adventure, because even if there are traffic singles and a cross walk nobody pays them any attention. You basically just start crossing the street and keep a steady pace. If you speed up or slowdown is when you are either going to get hit or cause an accident.
Once we got to the park, we encountered a group of school children that where stopping all the tourists to practice their English.
Here is Mi Jung practicing international relations. They were extremely friendly and shocked when asking me where I was from and I responded with, “Seoul Korea.”
There are allot of foreign companies in Viet Nam, Such as Samsung, Starbucks, and Coffee Benne (Which is a South Korean coffee chain.)
Mi Jung of course being more sensible, is seen here buying Mango’s from a street vendor.
That was the extent of our touring Sai Gon. The next morning we met our driver at the lobby of the hotel and it was off to Than Son Nhut airport for our flight to Ha Noi.
We were met at the airport and transported to our hotel in the old French Quarter of Ha Noi.
The next morning we were to meet our shuttle van that would take us to the Ha Long bay wharf and then on our 3 Day Chinese Junk tour.