Posts Tagged ‘My Tho’

Money Changer. Your first concern when you land in Vietnam is where you would exchange your money to their local currency. We had our USD exchanged to VND at the airport. The rates at the airport is lower. So exchange a little, just enough for your first day.


Vietnam Dong

Then, if you still lack VND, I recommend you to have your money exchange at EXIMBANK – 135 Bong Khoi Q1 TP Ho Chi Minh City, they offer good exchange rate.


Money Changer – 135 Bong Khoi Q1 TP Ho Chi Minh City

Whenever travelling to Vietnam, people would often buy North Face backpacks because it is cheaper there and of course souvenirs as remembrance of their trip.

North Face Bags. The first thing you should know is how to spot whether it is authentic or not. Check for the presence of the whistle and the hologram inside the bag.

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Here’s to give you an idea how much more or less you should spend when buying stuffs. The prices displayed here are the amount we paid when purchasing the products. If you can bargain for a lower price the better. 🙂 We bought the bags at Saigon Square. 


We parked at the Tortoise Island to have our lunch at Mien Tay Riverside Restaurant. To view our itinerary for Day 1, view my previous post.

 Tourtoise Island Vietnam


The bill for our  lunch meal is already included in the tour package. However, drinks are not included. We need to pay separately for the drinks.

Here’s the set menu served to us:

Duong Chow Fried Rice

Duong Chow Fried Rice


Here’s our itinerary for Vietnam: from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho (Mekong Delta) to Can Tho (Day 1).

Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho Vietnam Tour

At 8.00 am, our guide met us at our hotel, Mi Linh hotelthen we departed Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho by van. The van has a wide leg room and the seats can be reclined. I had a good nap while travelling to My Tho. During the tour, our luggages were inside the van. We just brought with us our valuable belongings – cash and gadgets.


Along National Highway, we passed by a lot of green rice fields. Carabaos can be see on the field and based from my observation, I can say that carabaos here in the Philippines are “fatter” than theirs.

Vietnam Rice Fields

Vietnam Rice Fields2

Vietnam Rice Fields3