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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 2

We built up the courage to take a mototaxi across the city this morning. Once we were in the traffic it didn't seem nearly as scary as when we were pedestrians trying to cross the road. We hopped off and walked around the business/upmarket hotel/expensive part of HCMC - even the post office exuded opulence, being one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. After passing by a few other notable landmarks we found a New York-style cafe, where Danny was excited to order a "real" latte (I was not so excited).

 

Now that Danny had received his caffeine fix we could continue on our exploration. We walked along the river to the Bitexco tower, hoping to visit their observation deck. Apparently it didn't open until 1pm, by which time we would be heading to the airport (who only opens at 1pm?). So instead we hit Yogurt Space one more time, as our final farewell to this fantastic city.

There were touts everywhere trying to sell us one thing or another, but most were friendly. One cyclo driver asked us where we were from. We answered, "Australia". His reply: "Oi oi oi". He must have a line for every country.