It's sooo ON Saigon ;)
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Blog› entry 15 of 24 › view all entries
March 19th, 2008 – by: kickasstunner
So we have been told that there's nothing much to see around this place but for us, there's a lot! *Wayne hands in the wikitravel printout* "Alright duck, choose the first bar for tonight!" Ahahahaha! *And the wiki pubcrawl continues...* LOL! Just right across our hotel, you'd find a bar called "The Pub", very suggestive indeed...but that's really the name! Haha! We had a nice meal there - duck spring rolls, nachos, chips and got to taste Saigon beer and what was that again? Oh, the 333 beer. hehe. Yeah, we're in this trip for alcohol tasting - truth be told. lol!
After a beer at 163 Cyclo Bar, we wanted to find Allez Boo so we walked around the city for a couple of minutes, asked the locals to point us to the right direction and not to the wrong one! Haha.
Catwalk is actually a place for geriatrics with fat wallets and their female escorts attached to them. Haha. :P When we got in the band was playing "With or without you" by U2 and the place was really nice except for what I call "the eyesores" - old men with several young women. haha! And hey, tell you what, I had the most expensive beer ever!! Stella Artois costs 95,000 vnd per bottle! LOL! Wayne and I looked at each other - let's get the hell out of here because we'd be broke before we know it.
We still couldn't take our minds off Allez Boo so we searched for it again but ended up at some Chinese resto where we ordered Zorok beer. Haha! The beer that tastes like rust. Wayne didn't care, everything tastes the same to him. LOL :) Then we found another bar, and then Eden bar something where we met a couple from Singapore. Mark and his girlfriend were both nice and we played pool together. This time, I was able to get a few balls in. Haha!
Hold on, where did we meet that guy from Ghana? Hmmm, I could just remember it was before we went to Apocalypse Now. :) Because we all went there together with the Singaporean couple and he was received there like a celebrity. Well, he knows almost everyone in that place. He kept telling me how much he loves Saigon and that's the reason why he's been there for 7 years.
*confused..I have a vague memory of passing by or going to Saigon Saigon (bar), did we go there, Daniel?
Woke up early and prepared my stuff. Got everything sorted and as usual, Wayne's still asleep. Hahaha! After a while, he woke up and took a shower then when he got out, he remembered his clothes were still at the launderette.
As we checked out of the hotel, I remembered to ask the lady at the reception for the address and schedule of buses going to Phnom Penh that day. So out of her kindness, she called up Ma Linh taxi and asked for the available times and wrote the address down for us. :) We purchased the tickets directly at Ma Linh Taxi transportation. It wasn't really a taxi, it was a comfy green minivan. :P While waiting for the clock to strike 14:30, we crossed the street and went inside some "cafe" hoping to get something to eat first before the loooongg trip. :) And well, we couldn't understand a thing on the menu! So I was trying to do a hand gesture to suggest food but the lady kept shaking her head.
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