Monday, June 16, 2014

Saigon : District 1 ~ The Stroll and Sidewalk Shops

Honestly, we are not much of a traveller (read here why) but when we do, we love to do it by foot. Husband's favourite when it comes to travelling is a local map and walking aimlessly seeking for a unique local gems (especially food) that will later brings such memories. Forget about normal tourist spot, that doesn't excite him. (Me tho will be happy anywhere I can shop, teheee)

So after we were done checking in and freshen up, we took a walk from the hotel and just strolling in search of their local coffee joint (more about it later). Found a lot of nice buildings and shops around district 1 and took a lot of selfie in between.

One of the nice local shop

I am quite impressed with Saigon to be honest. They don't have so many large upscale buildings like we do but the store and shops are quite updated (local and international brand) and they do have a lot of nicely decorated shops and cafes. Sadly most of them are not halal friendly so we just took a peek from the window. 

There are also a lot of bars and cafes (too tired to take photos after walking like forever, haha) and their town area are quite happening too. Too bad we did not go there as we're busy shopping for a tailor-made suits (again will tell you in a different post) and I had (still have) a chronic back pain I can't really take long distance walking.

To travel around Saigon, you have to take taxi or bus. The other option is to ride behind a scooter or rent one. But oh boy you should see their traffic it was like all the scooters in the world are in Saigon.
Here's some photos we took during one of our road crossing.

Anyway, here's another random photos that we took at random places.

Book Juice
We found this small cafe when we were wandering around aimlessly on a scorching hot afternoon. We were looking for a halal eating place but found this juice cafe instead. Ordered one of their hot selling stuff (can't remember the name anymore) and it was really nice and refreshing.

Christian Louboutin by the street. So chill la this Saigon
Nice sidewalk cafe. Wanted to stop for a drink but we need aircond haha

Local brand

Another one

Everywhere I go I met you. hehehe.

This store sell alligator shoes and bag. I can just browse, not dare to touch. haha

This is one of their local cafe. We wanted to have a drink after cheking out while waiting to go to the airport but then we got lost and couldn't find the cafe! too bad. The smell was so amazing!
Anyway, will blog more about Saigon (if time permit) later. Honestly, I go so many things to share. Saigon is really one nice beautiful city.

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