Our journey in Asia has finally started, and we are having a blast! 😁
We arrived quite late in the afternoon on November 5, so we just had time to check in at our hotel and grab a quick bite before our guides were picking us up for the evening.
We stayed at a property called Ben Thanh Boutique Hotel, which is located in District 1. This is a wonderful hotel and I would highly recommend it to everyone that is going to HCMC. The staff is great, very attentive and serviceminded, and the breakfast is awesome! We completely fell in love with the sandwiches. YUM!
I just L O V E D the lobby area with the pictures on the wall! 😍
Our guides, Michael and Justin from Saigon Adventure picked us up at the hotel approximately 1 hour after check in. This gave us enough time to change and prepare for the tour, as well as refuiling our batteries with delicious vietnamese food.
Say hello to Michael and Justin btw! 😁
They took us on a 4-hour scooter tour where the main focus was food and nightlife! We have never been afraid to try new things, but I will admit that my stresslevel was not exactly at zero after 1 hour in the city with 9 million scooters driving EVERYWHERE!
Either way, it turned out to be super fun and we could not have asked for a better introduction to HCMC! Our guides were absolutely brilliant, and they did everything they could to ensure that we had a good time!
They took us to some really cool and off the beathen path places, but the best part was definitely the way they showed us how the local people lived. Did you know that many of them push their scooter up several flight of stairs to their apartment because they can’t afford the parking costs?
Trying our very first dish of Pho, the famous vietnamese soup! So good! If you are ever visiting, make sure you head over to Pho Dung! They have served Pho for the last 40 years, and the place is really popular amongst the locals 😋
Thomas is trying to prepare this coconut snack over an open fire, and the emphasis is really on “trying” here.. I was terrible at it, which made me end up laughing so hard. Even the lady in the shop was laughing 😂 Thomas was not better.
The view from Chilli Skybar!
All in all, we had a fantastic tour with Saigon Adventure, and they are probably some of the best guides we have ever had 😊 I would highly recommend to go for this company whilst in HCMC!