Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vietnam Day 1 - familiarizing

Vietnam Day 1

happy us just before boarding the plane...

our room @ Oscar Saigon Hotel, 68A Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1,
delux room @ 65usd (S$86.70)/ night
i would say that it's pretty good as a 4 star hotel with international breakfast provided every morning... walking distance to saigon square & ben thanh market too... the staff speaks very good english and could direct us to all the destination that we wanted to visit...

the place where we had our first dinner in vietnam... located just next to our hotel

Joyce presenting our dinner one of the most expensive meal we had in vietnam... we shared a one person set meal and it still cost us 23 usd (S$30.10) ... food was not especially delicious.... the tom yam soup tasted sweet instead of sour and the meat was damn tough... but the cocktail was cheap @ less than S$5 a glass... and the potion was enough for both of us... =)

overall verdict: not recommended ... =P

walked walk around our hotel area and found parkson shopping mall...headed for the supermarket as we needed to stock up on drinking water... joyce went crazy at the toiletries section.... sunblock which cost at least S$12++ in singapore cost only 47,000 dong (S$3.10) to 67,000 dong (S$4.50) here... hadalabo was at 70% of the price in singapore and the mask was at 14,300 dong (S$0.95) each... under her influence, i bought 1 sunblock for charlene and 8 mask for myself... =)...

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