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Now in Saigon
Day 1

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.
Thinking duck?:P
We gave up after a few cyclic moments, decided to get a motorbike to Catwalk, one of the most luxuious bars we've ever been into. The motorbike driver was obviously enjoying reving up and giving us a hell ride as both of us were going "whoa" with every turn and approaching bike we managed not to hit. Truth is, we were worried our life would end soon! 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.
let it pour :P (wayne's cam phone)
Haha.

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.
Ahhh, good! :P
Whoa! :) He also introduced us to his friends, most probably from Ghana too. And they were all very accomodating - nicest people ever. :) Then after long talks and rounds of cocktails, we got on a motorbike to the hotel. You couldn't feel one bit smashed when the motorbike puts on a blast of speed like that! Heaven and hell combined! Haha. Glad we both got back in one piece!

*confused..I have a vague memory of passing by or going to Saigon Saigon (bar), did we go there, Daniel?

Day 2

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.
hahahahahah! the thong. bow. :P
That fact alone made me laugh so hard and he had to beg for me to get it for him. Haha! After much deliberation, I went down to get it (poor duck) but, unfortunately...his clothes haven't been washed yet! Wahh! And we have to leave for Phnom Penh at 14:30 so I had no choice but to just get his stuff back. As the lady was handing me Wayne's bag of clothes, a tiny piece of black and purple fabric fell off from it. The lady and I looked at each other as if waiting who's going to pick it up first, well she did pick it up..clipped it between her fingers, rose up and dangled it in my face and *tadah* my eyes met a pair of thong knickers. "I believe this is yours Maam?" and she smiled at me. I looked at Wayne's bag and I saw it dropped from there. And I didn't know what to say so I just embarrassingly smiled back.
dehydrated now - Wayne has learned to drink water!
Haha! I didn't want her to think that Wayne wears one or that he's one of those underwear sniffing psychos, so I just nodded and just told her to put it back in the bag. So as expected, when I got in the room Wayne got a good scolding from me. hahaha! And he was like, what are you talking about?! And I told him about the thong that dropped from his bag and I was forced to "sort of" admit it was mine to save his face. Then he said, "what thong?" so I pulled it out of the bag and threw it at him! haha! Can you believe that he couldn't stop laughing after I told him the story and saw it? He said he couldn't believe I told the lady it was mine. Hahahaha! Well, I really didn't say it was mine...I said nothing and just nodded. hahahaha! Well, Wayne still doesn't have any idea how it had gotten into his bag and neither do I.
..because I kept insisting on drinking water to be able to drink more alcohol - helps keeping you sober! haha! :P
But whether Wayne was telling the truth or someone misplaced it there - noone really knew. :P Oh well, just trust Wayne and laugh it off. Haha!

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.
hmmm?
Apparently, they have nothing solid. They just have all sort of coffee and sodas. I've given up on understanding her and she seemed very stressed talking to me when I said  Tôi không biết nói tiếng Việt (I can't understand Vietnamese) and she continued saying real weird stuff and then I dug up all the phrases I could remember and replied,  Tôi không hiểu (I don't understand). I think this time I said the phrase correctly, so she just sighed and left again. Haha! Yeah the phrasebook helped! I swear, nobody spoke English in that cafe. Huhuhu. So yeah, we said just give us a coke and that's all we got. I wish everything was as easy as Coke to be universally understood.
blurbmoi says:
haha this thong story is really funny:-)
Posted on: Jun 20, 2008
kickasstunner says:
hahahahahha... *laughs at Daniel!*
Posted on: May 17, 2008
kickasstunner says:
hahahahahha... *laughs at Daniel!*
Posted on: May 17, 2008
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Now in Saigon
Now in Saigon
Thinking duck?:P
Thinking duck?:P
let it pour :P (waynes cam phone)
let it pour :P (wayne's cam phone)
Ahhh, good! :P
Ahhh, good! :P
hahahahahah! the thong. bow. :P
hahahahahah! the thong. bow. :P
dehydrated now - Wayne has learned…
dehydrated now - Wayne has learne…
..because I kept insisting on drin…
..because I kept insisting on dri…
hmmm?
hmmm?
what?? :P
what?? :P
the taxi we have negotiated. :P
the taxi we have negotiated. :P
Ahahahahaa! thats yours Daniel!!!…
Ahahahahaa! that's yours Daniel!!…
my beerrrrrrrrr!
my beerrrrrrrrr!
the cool barrel table ;)
the cool barrel table ;)
what are we having next?:P
what are we having next?:P
yeah!
yeah!
yeahhhhhhh!
yeahhhhhhh!
How can I forget about La Rue?:P
How can I forget about La Rue?:P
yaiks! the un-tastiest beer! :P
yaiks! the un-tastiest beer! :P
whats this with the egg white?:P
what's this with the egg white?:P
vain??
vain??
vainer :P
vainer :P
my random cocktail drink of course
my random cocktail drink of course