Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on May 12, 2011
Today is our last day here in Vietnam, we leave for Phnom Penh in Cambodia. We were thinking about visiting the Mekong Delta though having been told by several people that whilst it’s cool, the floating markets and villages in Cambodia are so much spectacular – given we’re travelling with few plans we opted to jump on the bus and skip that final part of Vietnam.
So that’s it really, we took the Minsk back to Saigon Minsk – unfortunately Danh the owner wasn’t there though we got to have a quick chat with his mechanic – well we got to grin at each other and shake hands as my Vietnamese and his English are at about the same level. The Minsk was a great experience though I’m not sure I’d want to ride one the length of the country, though if you’re inclined, Danh will sell you a bike and buy it off once you arrive in Hanoi!
We also went for a final lunch at our favourite food stall in Ben Thanh market, again ordering too much of their excellent seafood though whilst it’s so cheap (and so fresh) is silly not too. Shelley and I both agreed that this was our favourite place in Ho Chi Minh City so if you get the chance then check them out. Head along to the food ‘hall’ they’re at stall 1114 – the only one with fresh seafood on show!