Vietnam Trip : DAY 2Monday, October 20, 2014
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is pretty, isn't she? Check out more views from my previous post : Bird's Eyeview.
Sorry, my picture is a bit blurry. Anyway, we love how the place is designed. Thanks to my brother-in-law who've introduced us to this place. Find out more on where to eat when in Vietnam. Check out my previous post titled Vietnam's Glorious Feasts.
WE GOT RIPPED OFF
When we've arrived at the hotel premise, the taxi driver charged us 655,000 VND and we only have more or less 350,000 VND in our pockets. It's super expensive compared to that in Ho Chi Minch City but we're naive tourists who knows nothing about the exact cost of the taxi ride from the airport to the city. We tried to negotiate with the taxi driver and he agreed for us to pay in SGD. Now all our resources are exhausted and we only have 0.0 in our pockets. That's a tragedy when travelling. You are out of nowhere and you are penniless. :'( We wonder why the taxi driver wouldn't go inside the hotel reception as we told him we'll have our SGD's exchanged. Hmmm.. So we asked the hotel receptionist how much is the exact taxi ride cost from airport to the city center and she said it's at 250,000 VND - 350,000 VND fixed price depending on your negotiation skills. What?! No wonder the taxi driver wouldn't come in. But moving on, these things are part of the journey so in the end we've just wholeheartedly accepted what happened as we can't do anything about it anyway. We we're ripped off and that's it. By the way, the ride from the airport takes 20 - 25 minutes and you get to see beautiful seaside and desert views.
|Find the desert mountain from the above picture.|