On our Second day, we thought it would be a good idea to try and check out the Notre Damme again, so we carried out the long 45-minute walk again, arrived and it was closed. We can only laugh about it now, but our poor feet were in agony. We went to the Central Post Office which is huge and located in a fantastic building right next to the Notre Damme.
After that, we took a walk back and stopped for lunch and then chilled in a cafe for a little while. We went back to the apartment fairly early so we could chill out and relax before heading off for dinner. We got hungry (doesn’t take long) and went back to the Ben Thanh Food Market for some dinner, as it was our final night in Vietnam we treated ourselves to a rib dish which went down a treat, however as we were sharing it we were still hungry. We got a beef and rice dish afterwards and sat outside whilst there was a band playing. They were really good singers and it was a fantastic way to say goodbye to Vietnam as we chilled with our beers and enjoyed the evenings’ entertainment.
We left Vietnam at around 12:30 pm the next day, got on our bus and began our journey. Our bus journey was, should I say, professional & safe. We had seat belts! They also gave us a bottle of water and even a picnic box. I don’t know if it felt like a luxury because it was, or if it felt like a luxury because of the bus experiences we have had. Regardless it was a comfortable and enjoyable journey taking us only about 7 hours. We went through security and passport control and we were officially through!
We arrived at our hotel at about 7:00 pm, put our things in our room and went out to refuel our energy.