Still Wednesday, January 2, 2013
We had a free afternoon, so began our walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon.
Just a block from the hotel is the US Consulate:
Diamond Place Christmas decorations:
Crocodile skin products:
We walked along the Saigon River, past some interesting tourist boats:
The Elephas maximus/Asian Elephants have enrichment toys, too!
y the snout of a Choeropsis liberiensis/Pygmy Hippopotamus in the murky pool:
The Deck Restaurant.
The rest of our group was able to go to bed, although some would have to wake up early for flights home or onward. We, however, left the hotel tonight at 23:00 for a flight at 1:50 on January 3, 2013. We made it back home to Shanghai in time for breakfast!
We also returned from tropical Vietnam to find it snowing in Shanghai!
Thus ends our Viking River Cruises "Magnificent Mekong" trip.