Vietnam Trip! [ Day Three ] *(^_^)*
We ate buffet breakfast at our hotel, Hoang Hai Long 2. From our hotel, the drive to Mekong Delta was an hour and a half. We stopped at the Mekong Rest Stop. It was a place where you can just rest for a while after a long drive. There are ice cream, food, drinks, and lots of places where you can take pictures. It’s a cool rest stop. Since it’s so pretty, it looks like an actual destination, not just a rest stop. (do you get what I’m saying? sure hope so…)
After the Mekong Rest Stop, we went to the Mekong Delta. There are four islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. We went to the different islands by crossing the Tien River.
We went to this place where they sell honey. We sat at a table and they gave us a free drink, which contained honey, calamansi-like thing, sesame seeds, and tea. It was delicious, but too hot. I would’ve liked it more if it was a cold drink. :>
After another boat ride (these boats aren’t motorized though, and they’re registered, like cars and other vehicles), went to the Coconut Candy MIll. They had these candy that were made of … well, coconut. Before we went in, they offered these candy for us to taste. Unfortunately, I didn’t know it had nuts (how was I supposed to know that those little brown spots were nuts?!) so I subtly spit it out in the trashbin. It’s not that I’m allergic to nuts, I just don’t like the taste so I avoid it as much as I can.
They had different kind of candies. The plain ones, the ones with nuts, the ones with chocolate, and another one that I forgot. We didn’t buy those, instead we bought the stuff that was kinda shaped like a macaroon… it tasted like macaroons, as well! (but it wasn’t macaroons) I really like macaroons, and since they taste like one, we bought it. :)
I don’t know what these are, but we tasted it. It was kinda crunchy and it didn’t taste like anything at all. It had no taste. It was kinda fun munching on them while walking, though. Hahaha. :)
After that, we had lunch. (that’s not all that we ate. we also had fresh spring rolls, shrimp, and fruits) I love fried spring rolls. ♥ (you might think that we just went from one place to another. we actually walked — a lot. we also looked at many shops. and walked a lot. :D )
Such a yummy meal! We took lots and lots of pictures after eating lunch because the place is really, really beautiful! (the light wasn’t too harsh so the lighting is perfect. good job, sun!)
We rode in the boat one last time so we can get back. All in all, we visited two islands, but I don’t know the name of the other one. (Tortoise Island and …???)
We weren’t able to go to all four islands, but it was okay. When we got back, we bought stuff at this souvenir shop. They said that it’s cheaper there, so I bought a cute bag and a black shirt that has the word “Saigon” on it. I wanted it on a maroon t-shirt but …
We went back to the hotel to rest for a while (since we did a lot of walking). We also changed our clothes. The tank top I wore to dinner was the one I wore to Malaysia. It’s just so comfy and pretty. I didn’t post a picture anyway so it’s okay. =))))))
After resting, we went to have dinner at a restaurant called Chateu. Food food food food! :3
After having that delicious dinner, we headed off to the hotel. The night market is really, really near our hotel so we went there. We’ve been going there a lot. There are just so many shops to look at! Some stalls sell cute stuff but are too pricey. Hahaha. :D
My sister and I went inside this convenience store. We found out that it has an actual cafe inside, with cakes and such, like Starbucks but with free wifi. They also sell Haagen-Dazs ice cream (my favorite)! :> It’s a great convenience store. :)
We were walking around, just a few blocks away from the hotel, when we came across this shop named Orange! (there was a shop named Banana near it. I’m not kidding. It was closed, though.) I was really tired and didn’t want to visit shops, but the shop’s pretty amazing so I went in. It’s like Artwork. Their shirts, tank tops, dresses, and bags are really cute!
I ended up buying a pink tank top with a cat wearing hipster glasses. There was a blue, yellow, green, and lighter/darker shades of those colors with the same cat design, but I liked this one. My third buy of the day. Hahaha. I wore this the following day. :D
Random fact: Few minutes after taking photos of my new tank top, I took lots of pictures of myself, including the picture that I am currently using as my sidebar. :)