On Wednesday, April 9th 2014, I flew 7.5 hours from Abu Dhabi to Ho Chi Minh City for work. It was a good week to go as Dan was working on site that week. My colleague and I arrived in the evening and after dropping our bags at the hotel, we were off to a late dinner cruise. We drove through the downtown area, trying to take in the sites along the way, until we arrived at the Saigon River. We cruised along the river enjoying the local 333 Saigon beer and our first taste of Vietnamese food. We had Vietnamese hot pot which was a similar concept as the Chinese version but not near as spicy.
Since I was there for work I didn’t get any time for sightseeing so I made sure I got my fill of local food instead. Salad rolls, ginger chicken, clam soup, Pho (beef noodle soup), and some other items that were delicious but unfortunately I don’t know the names. I was also able to squeeze in a massage on my last night before heading back to Abu Dhabi.
Even though it was just a short 2 night trip to Vietnam I got a fill for the flavour and definitely plan to return one day.