It is the end of our stay in Vietnam. The day is spent trying out the hotel’s steam bath and generally wandering around Saigon.
Saigon’s streets are fun and easy to walk on, even when occasionally encroached by food stalls and motorbikes in peak hours. They run in a grid like system and the crossings are well marked, so one can never really get lost.
We cross another museum, and catch a glimpse of more US military hardware parked outside, faint echoes of the Vietnam war.
Lunch is at a cafe where the traveller savours Com Tam or broken rice with pork.
We then reach Saigon Square 1, a mall full of stores selling “branded” wear at seemingly unbelievable prices (to the naive Western traveller, that is). The traveller’s compadre then proceeds to shop, stopping only when we run out of currency.
Returning to our hotel in the evening, we pick up some Cider from a 7 eleven, something the traveller had never tried before. It has an interesting flavour to it, and it reminds him of the city of Saigon.
Pictures taken with my Apple iPhone SE
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