Family & Friends Pt.2

We returned to Da Nang from Hoi An knowing next morning we would be on a 6:30am flight to Ho Chi Minh City for a few days.

Another item on there list was to have an Egg Coffee at Little Hanoi Café, this was located in an out of the way place, down an alley.

From here it was off to lunch, the choice of the day was Vietnamese Pho Bo (beef) Soup, we would head to Ben Thang Market for one of these and some shopping. The rest of the day was spent seeing some of the local sites around Ho Chi Minh.

Even this market has a hidden temple upstairs with access from one corner of the building.

Next day we visited another place on their list, this was a café with a secret from US/Vietnam War.

Vietnamese Coffee


The hidden secret of this café is that they had tunnel and a hidden arsenal under the main floor with a hidden access to the second floor.

From here we boarded a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus for a downtown tour see local landmarks.

At the old Colonial Post Office, we departed the bus to visit this landmark as the last time we were here it was closed, this day it was open.

When we left the Post Office, we stopped at a local restaurant that sold Bia Ha Noi and a bite to eat.

On our way back we stopped at Backpacker Street to see a little of the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City, as it had been a long day it would not be a late night.

Our next day we visited the War Remnants Museum, We had seen some of this on our previous visit but didn’t see it all due to it closing for the day. As we walked back towards the city centre, we came across a troupe of Dragon Dancers who performed on the corner of the street. Unfortunately, we did not take many photos of this event but we have most of it on video.

The following day we went our different ways, we returned to Da Nang, the kids had a 5-day tour organised therefore joined their group at the required location.

The following day after returning to Da Nang friend of Victoria and Ryan’s friends Pete & Sarah came to visit for a couple of nights as the passed through town.

First day we took them to the Dragon Bridge to watch it blow flames out of its mouth several time before spray a water mist which quickly disperses the crowd, we also watched it go through the various colour changes.

 After this it was off for a fresh seafood dinner in the local night-market. We picked our platter and they cooked it all up for us. The price for this platter was D1,000,000 Dong or less than $60 CND.

 Next morning, we took them for Bo Ne, we call this Vietnamese breakfast Steak and eggs.

After breakfast Pete and Sarah spent the day at the beach before heading down to Hoi An for a couple of days. The pair of us on the other hand had to pack as we would have a flight to Malaysia the following day.

Next: War Remnants Museum

2 thoughts on “Family & Friends Pt.2”

  1. Looks great and a lot of fun was had by all. You guys are having such a great trip and experienced a lot new culture and food, bet you still taste a good AAA steak from Alberta.

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