Day 10 (part 2)
31.03.2009 - 31.03.2009
Then I continued my walk towards the zoo. Yes, I am going to the zoo. I caught sight of the zoo and it started to rain all of a sudden! Good thing I have my umbrella with me. Having walked so far, I am not going to turn back just because of the rain. I am going to the zoo. Despite the rain. Entrance fee to the zoo was only 8000 Dong, and the animals here are among the most active I have seen in any zoo. Except for the always lazy crocodiles and hippo. Sure, they don't have the budget for polar bears and penguins (these are very high-maintenance creatures), but for less than RM2, I really have nothing but good things to say about this zoo. It's actually a two-in-one, botanical garden + zoo. I am happy to be here.
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Show you a video of the elephants. Very cute!!
It's time to go back and I took the route by the riverside. The river is not something worth mentioning about, but there are a few nice hotel buildings that oversee the river. I reached a point when I got really bored of walkingand got a motor to bring me back to my hotel.
A school opposite the zoo
A not-so-pretty riverside view
It's already 5 p.m.+ so I better hurry to prepare myself for meeting. Iwanted to borrow an iron to straighten my shirt, but the hotel did not have one. The guy manning the counter says he will ask around, and within 15 minutes I am ironing my shirt. This is what service is all about, isn't it? I am glad not to be an inch taller than I am otherwise I will be terribly uncomfortable in this room. I got ready and it started raining. Again. Never mind, I have an umbrella, and I walked to the Hall.
My super low-ceiling room
Meeting starts at 7p.m. What a crowd! There were a hundred in attendance. Made some friends and had an enjoyable evening, despite not understanding 99% of the conversation. Bought kebab for dinner on my way back and ended my last night in Vietnam.