I have set out on this tour with Sekhar and three of his colleagues and with 4 of them around I know I will be taken good care of J. They all had solid fun on the plane teasing one another and the airhostess had great fun too joining in the band wagon. Sometimes I even complained that they were not allowing others to sleep. At the end of the flight she even came by to say her goodbye’s to them. The Bangkok airport was flooded with Orchids, such a treat with so many of them everywhere.
By now those of you who know me, knows that –I SHOP. S was hurrying me that we may miss the connecting flight. But I had to click my shots and also pick up few things - right ? and here they are J.
The view from the plane as we approached Ho-chi-minh city (Saigon) was amazing with meandering river systems that formed the delta (we will be seeing this later in the trip). At the airport there was this sweet little guy who received and escorted us to the hotel. The first impression on the way was it felt like home, so much in common with India – the traffic, the chaos, the horns, the air smell, the countless no of people on the 2 wheelers, Shops with the painted name boards, people sipping tea by the road side, the pan dabba sorts and so on. I am not sure but I am excited to see what will unfold in the coming days.
The room is located on the riverside of the hotel, with views of river Saigon – Ohhhhhhhh I am looking forward to the rest of my days in Vietnam, that has already started good.
After a quick shower we set out for dinner and Ragnar located the restaurant using the GPS from his phone. I am already so much enticed by the food , I can come back to Vietnam just for it. Sekhar, who travels a lot across the world vouches for Vietnam offering a gastronomic delight without burning a hole in the pocket, and I second it without a wink.
The 21st floor – the club level has all that you need to pamper yourself and with the expansive views of river Saigon. I am looking forward for a dip in the pool in the morning and some good hot stone massage J. Good night and have a nice weekend.