Happy New Year! This morning we arrived in My Tho, the Mekong River port close to Ho Chi Minh City.
Here is the Rach Mieu Bridge (completed 2008), one of the few bridges to cross the Mekong:
Thien checks our luggage before they take off in a truck:
This is a pruned jasmine:
On the east side of the square, facing another square on its south side is the Vincom Center A, decorated for Christmas:
led after Opéra Garnier in Paris with a facade like the Petit Palais.
To the south of the Opera House is the Caravelle Hotel:
hotel was home to the Saigon bureaus of NBC, ABC and CBS during the Vietnam War.
On the north side of the Opera House is the Hotel Continental:
The motorcoaches took us to Chinatown to see the Chùa Bà Thiên Hậu/Temple of the Sea Goddess:
Quote from the wrapper of the moist towel:
as Chợ Bến Thành, the market:
Phở Hòa Restaurant for phở noodles:
If you are not using the proper intonation of phở, you may be ordering something entirely different.