Over Hari Raya, we decided to capitalize on Eric's two extra days off and head north to Vietnam. This was our second trip there this year, but this time we explored Ho Chi Minh City, aka, Saigon and the charming town of Hoi An. We spent 3 days in Saigon exploring this large, modern, Asian city, taking in the historic sites, drinking famed Vietnamese coffee, shopping, eating and drinking proper German beer.
|Reunification Palace - this is where "Saigon Fell" to the North Vietnamese during the War|
|One of the tanks that broke down the gates during the "reunification" of Vietnam|
|Overlooking the palace grounds and envisioning Ho Chi Minh addressing the Vietnamese||...|
Needless to say, after we visited the museum, we b-lined it for the largest drink we could find, and that we did. We stumbled upon The Lion - a German Beer bar and Eric almost cried with excitement. After a liter of beer, we were able to carry on with our day.
|This pretty much sums it up! Eric was in heaven!|
|Fresh cold beer to cap off our visit to the museum|
|Iced or hot? Strong, medium or mild? Milk? How do you like your coffee?|
|My high octane morning fix. This stuff is no joke!|