Thursday, March 27, 2014

Trip to Vietnam - Cambodia 3/5

Day 3 - Sat, 15 Mar 2014
We should be at Sinh Tourist at 8.10 AM, the bus will leave at 8.35 AM. With this USD 10 package for Mekong Delta 1 day, we choose My Tho Ben Tre 1 Day tour. The Package include bus, tour guide in english, lunch, mineral bottle, wet tissue. In this tour we got to visit few islands by boat, went to see place to make flat cake (like crepes), enjoyed Vietnam traditional music, doing canoeing and went to see how to make coconut candy. From Ho Chi Minh city to the Mekong took around 1,5 hours. We back to Ho Chi Minh around 6 PM. On our bus, there were lots of korean people almost 3/4 of the bus were korean. We met new friends during that day, Korean & Hongkong, and a little cute friend from Vietnam ;) overall the tour was okay and the one that made it so special because the people we met ^^ i would recommend Sinh Tourist.
our breakfast from hotel <33
at the lobby hotel
our bus to Mekong

ready on board~~
on the boat :D ready to go..
what a funny guy we met, he is Korean..anw i didn't know 2 guys on our back
a very unique fruit~~
rice paper~~

we can see how to make flat cake~~
lunch time~!
Amanda Onni, Mei & Me
Uupss @___@

Most things made from Coconut
I tried to cross it~~ and made it! :D
Honey Tea
eating these fruits while enjoying traditional music from Vietnam

such a cute kiddo~ <33

Coconut Candy ready to be cut

with our new friend from Hong Kong

two crazy korean guys..xDD

Sinh Tourist

souvenirs from will find lots of these

Baguette is everywhere..this is Banh Mi

Mekong Bus Office at Pham Ngu Lao

our tix to Siam Reap, Cambodia USD 24

Our Last Night in HCM

Day 4 - Sun, 16 Mar 2014
We took Mekong Express Limousine Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siam Reap, Cambodia. We already booked online USD 26, the bus took 6 hours to Phnom Penh and then we will change the bus at Phnom Penh to Siam Reap, journey took around 7 hours. We left at 7 AM and arrive at Siam Reap around 9 PM. Took a Tuk Tuk which didn't got a best deal, we had to pay USD 3 to hotel, actually you can get USD 2, there are a lot of tuk tuk there, because we were worried, we hired this guy because there was a man who works on the Mekong Bus who recommend this guy and offered us to have him to pick us up to hotel. Tuk tuk driver on Cambodia usually have a same attitude, they hope after we hired him for one day, they expect to get a job from us to hire him for the next day, we will go to Angkor Wat tomorrow and I read on the blog before that cost for one tuk tuk is USD 12~15 for one day, but he didn't want it. And it ended up with USD 20 T.T coz my friends seem tired and it's night already and we planned to go on sunrise, i stayed at Bou Savy Guesthouse and once again i could tell no worries even it's night already coz there are lots of tuk tuk there, the receptionist on hotel could help you to find tuk tuk and he said cost USD 15, so actually you can have USD 2 to hotel and USD 15 for one day including Angkor Wat, Old Market and back to hotel.

Our Bus to Siam Reap
Inside the Bus
Cambodia Immigration Card
cross the river by ferry for about 10 minutes
Mekong Office at Phnom Penh, change bus
Welcoming Drink by Our Guesthouse
Our room at Bou Savy Guesthouse

Trip to Vietnam - Cambodia 2/5

Day 2 - Fri, 14 Mar 2014
We decided to explore the city on that day by walking, it's quite far actually kkk..with a good map from the hotel we started walking to Reunification Palace (VND 30,000) by passing the Ben Tanh Market area, War Remnants Museum (VND 15,000) not far from that Reunification Palace. War Remnants Museum, hmm this museum have lots of picture when US attacked Vietnam by dumped 20 millions gallons of chemicals including a very toxic Agent Orange on 1962-1971, the chemicals could kill, birth defects, cancer or other illness, have disabilities, health problems etc which shattered my heart when i saw those victim pictures ;( Had lunch at Diamond Plaza (Food Court, 4th Floor) across the Notre Dame Cathedral and  went to Old Saigon Post Office, too bad when we went to Notre Dame Cathedral it was closed, they have time to open to public actually. I bought my fridge magnetic at Old Saigon Post Office for VND 10,000. Nice architecture and it was a place to visit for tourist since so many tourist inside..kkk :p 

Pham Ngu Lao Park
Ben Tanh Market in the morning
Ben Tanh Market
Reunification Palace tix VND 30,000
view from the top floor of Reunification Palace
You can chill out & buy some drinks there..really hot!
i might couldn't sleep if the room like this @_@
suddenly i thought of kim jongkook :D
War Remnants Museum tix VND 15,000
in front of museum, there are so many planes
i love the colors :)
too many pictures that made me shattered in this museum ;(
had a lunch at Lotteria, Diamond Plaza kkk VND 35,000
Spring Roll VND 35,000
our saviour to have free water :p
Diamond Plaza, it was small for a shopping mall
The Directory for the street on HCM
Old Saigon Post Office
still running and so many tourist inside :)
they use the box for ATM
I bought my fridge magnetic here VND 10,000

Notre Dame Cathedral
We keep walking again until Saigon Opera House and the weather was definitely so HOT!! we decided to go to Highlands Coffee, it was like Vietnam Starbucks and you may find it everywhere, same like Trung Nguyen Coffee. I had Hazzelnut Jelly Freeze and that was delicious ^^b Saigon Opera House located around City Hall area, the ambience feel like high end area because you will find lots of branded stuff there. But since my foot is really tired and feel like wanna break my leg so I didn't go to those mall to see inside even actually i'm so curious and it's good to do market research, kkk but well i didn't do it and didn't care about market research things during my holiday this time :D 

The Hotel was just interesting to see :)
Just open if there is a show
Saigon Opera House
Mine was Hazzelnut Jelly Freeze VND 55,000
The famous Highlands Coffee
Visited Saigon River during our  way to go back to hotel, went to Saigon Square (hmmm..same like ITC in Jakarta), but we didn't buy anything there, for me it's not really interesting. Back again to Ben Tanh Market and time to shopping souvenirs etc. I only bought key chain VND 110,000/6 pcs. Back to our hotel, took a shower, rest for a while then go out again to have our dinner, we tried Com Tam nearby our hotel it's pork & rice, so delicious ^^ VND 25,000. Anyway we saw interesting things on that night, it was so crowded at Bui Vien Street, there were spots when you can just have a seat on the street, buy cheep beers and have chit chat with your friends.
the water was...>< hahaha
the highest building that you can see around Saigon River
Saigon Square
Shuttle Cock using your foot..haha..interesting

why there are no such equipment like this in Jakarta park ;(

ambience at night
Pork & Rice only VND 25,000, soo delicious!!
Thank you for delicious Com Tam :) :)

you may find a very cheep beer there
just take your seat on the street, grab cheep beer & chit chat

too light for me hehe..

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