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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sin Chao!
"Hello" in Vietnamese

The Lotus is the National Flower of Vietnam
Was sent to Vietnam for a 7 days tour leading assignment.

Day 1: Singapore/Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City/Singapore

I surprised myself by saying this, but I enjoyed this trip more than my Korea & Japan trips!

Perhaps it's the the wonderful local guides (who are both male *wink wink*), delicious food and great customers on my group!

And the main reason is there's not much shopping to distract me! I only spent around US$100 in total! Just bought some tidbits to snack at night, cashew nuts & coffee powder for Pipimon and some souveniers for my colleagues.

But my customers bought loads of stuff. Snacks, souveniers, tee-shirts.. blah.

So though i don't earn more on this trip compare to other destinations, but I really spent very little money! Compared to shopping paradise Japan & Korea where I can buy comestics, beauty products, blah blah blah.. And spend more than I actually earn..

Mickey Mouse at T3!
That's my shiny shiny red luggage which never fails to grab everyone's attention on the luggage conveyor belt. Everytime my customer will comment that my bag is so "Ang Kong Kong".. well, it's easier to distinguish from all the black and dark blue luggages mah!

After my group passengers checked in their luggage, I ate lunch with Pipimon and it's time to say Goodbye!

View from the plane

From Left: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho

Chi Minh House on Stilt, Ho Chi Minh Museum
Spent 3.5 hours walking from each attraction to the other.. weather is cooling, around 25degrees celcius, but the sun keep shining down.. wah piang. I am super black now!

Ho Chi Minh's body is preserved after death and kept in pristine condition in the Mausoleum. It's kinda creepy seeing him lie inside the crystal coffin cos it's so clear, and unlike glass, it has no reflection.. so it almost seems like he's sleeping on a bed but guarded by many many policemen.

Temple of Literature, Hanoi. This is Vietnam's 1st University, and has almost 1000yrs history.

Ha Long Bay, Hanoi.
This is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is currently in the running for a place in the New 7 Wonders of the world. Scenery is similar to Guilin, China (which is only a boat ride away from here).

Various types of food I ate

Mekong Delta, My Tho Province

Mekong Delta, My Tho. Boat Ride down the river!

Model Couple of the Century
Uncle is 80 years old, and Auntie is 79 years old.. But they still go on holidays together and Uncle is sooooo loving towards her! He holds her hand, and is very protective towards her. Super patient with her and never has a harsh word. Super sweet lor. I told them I hope that I can be like them with my future husband.. Blissful marriage.