Managed to buy some water on my return,from my walk, then down for breakfast and what selection it was a mixture of European style hot cooked breakfast with eggs anyway you desire, and Vietnamese food choices as well, it is a culinary assault to the sense s , after this Kech and I went for walk around the block, the shoeshine boys almost chase you up the road , only problem was my shoes are suede and brand new, haha. Then found John and Sharmaine funny enough in the lucky plaza, we then strolled up Dong Khoi street and were quite lucky to have stopped for a coffee at the post office cafe when the monsoon rain fell out of the sky. Once this cleared after viewing the Notre Dame Cathedral (as we hadn't purchased a tour so couldn't go inside. We inspected the original post office which is still operating, of which John posted some mail, when he was stationed here during the war, The post office was designed by one Mr Gustav Effiel, the same Frenchman that designed the Effiel Tower. John and I continued on walking The Independence Palace, viewing the a replica of the tank that tore through the perimeter fence just before the war end, it was the offices and lounges of the South Vietnamese leader. We left ther walking towards or rather we thought were , heading to the War remanents museum (American war propaganda museum it was once called) this place is very interesting but very sombere. From here we walked back to the motel, giving us time to reflect on the day. Time for a shower , outfit changes and transport down to the Mekong, for a river cruise , with local entertainment, and a beautiful meal, with the dishes almost flowing for the whole 2 hours, it was a very enjoyable time . Which we were picked up and returned to our hotel, the only challenge is again the fact that we hadn't spent enough time learning the local language, or we could have got our driver to drop us off on the way. Lucky for us it was only a few blocks away to the tallest tower in Ho Chi Minh City, soa few drinks and enjoy the views from the 52 floor , John and Sharmaine said they hadn't been in a nightclub for quite sometime, let alone one of the highest altitude nightclubs, then walking home catching the free concert the block away from the hotel.