Two days ago L and I arrived at Can Tho, the biggest city in the Mekong Delta with about one million inhabitants. We are staying at the amazing hotel Victoria, all in French colonial style, right by the river and with a wonderful cooling swimming pool. We spent our nights at Victoria drinking gin and tonic while playing pool or backgammon.
The town itself is insane dirty with garbage bags and stuff all over.. But the people are friendly and the street food is tasty and silly cheap. Right now I’m sitting by the swimming pool waiting for a boat to pick us up, we’re leaving for a night at the countryside and after that we’ll be back in Ho Chi Minh City.
Two days ago L and I arrived at Phu Quoc Island. We’ve mostly just hanged out at the local beach but today we rented a motorcycle and drove around the island for a bit. The traffic here is crazy, people drive in the same direction on both sides of the way and they all go pretty fast. But it’s nothing comparing to Saigon..! It’s so quiet out here to, all I can hear at the moment are the modest waves crashing against the shore, and some fishing boats..
Wow, this has by far been the swettiest 3 days in my life. It’s about 35 C here in Saigon, since I’m a northern child I do have some problems with the heat. But tomorrow we’re leaving for Phu Quoc and the beach.. which makes me happy and hopefully cooler. Today L and I visited Dinh Thống Nhất which is the old palace of southern Vietnam. Everything has stayed the same as it was during the 70s and I must say they had a great interior style back then. The building itself is amazing and a must-see if you’re ever in Saigon. Today I also got my tailor made Ao Dai dress, it’s a traditional Vietnamese silk dress that women wear during festivities, it’s super flattering and awesome..!
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