Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 18 Dalat to Saigon

Saigon (or Ho Chi Ming City) is only a 50 minute flight away. The Dalat Airport looks brand spanking new and our flight was the only flight departing or arriving...just as well, because the control tower is still under construction.

Audrey was on the same flight so when we arrived in Saigon we went is search of a hotel together. Initially we headed for Indochine, which is recommended in Lonley Planet, but took one just a few metres further on, only because that's where the taxi dropped us off.

Nice hotel and of course Stray got the room for less than the going rate. Breakfast and then went down to the Pier to buy our hydrofoil tickets for tomorrow. Just as well, as they were nearly booked out and we will be returning a little earlier in the day than we had hoped.

We treated ourselves to a bit of western food in a cafe on the second floor of a Gourmet food store, for lunch. It stocks goodies from all over the world, including Australia and of course, Vegemite.