So today we had a long sleep due to our late flight. After firmly denying maid service into our room we got up to face the day-you know you've slept in when the maid tries to clean your room!
We then decided to have a wander about for some brunch. After several wrong turns and discovering that the Siagon River isn't quite as spectacular as we'd hoped (I mean it is pretty long and all that, but we were hoping for some life around the river and not just a dock) we found an American bistro called The Elbow Room which to be frank is absolutely amazing. I had The Club which is basically a better version of a BLT and it was huuuuuge. See picture for actual size. I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't finish it.
We then walked back down to the river to see of we'd imagined how little there was there-we hadn't-and had a nose at river cruises.
We then decided to erm...just walk around. We wanted to get a feel for the place and this could only be done by sitting in a sunny garden (next to the statue of Ho Chi Min) with a can of 7up. Now don't get me wrong, there are some cultural sights to be seen in the city, but we decided that tomorrow (forecast storm) would be a better day to explore such monuments. So today we went to the market. Note: The people of Ho Chi Min City-do not hover over British people. Do not say hello ten times to British people. Do not ask 'what size?' two seconds after British person has arrived at your stall. This will make British person want to leave. Once you have made your sale to British person do not try and advertise another item at a 'discount' if they didn't see it they probably didn't want it. We like to look, not be harassed.
After the unspectacular market we visited the sky deck where the views were spectacular. We stayed there for sunset and watched the sky change colour and the city light up.
After this we popped to the French restaurant next door and had so spaghetti-just to give us a whole days break from Vietnamese food.
Then we went on a mission to get home and after several false starts and more wrong turns we finally arrived at our destination: bed.