Lost in the beauty of Saigon pt.2

3) The great temple of the jade emperor:

This temple is the biggest and most touristic in HCMC, and it was kinda obvious why.

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You can look up the story behind that temple if you’re really interested, coz we did and we didn’t really understand anything xD

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4) The highlight of the day

Since we enjoyed that pagoda so much, we decided to go to another one.

So …… GPS on!!

On our way, we come across a really really beautiful park “le van tam park“, so we decided to stop for a while and take some pictures.

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When we got to the middle of the park, there was a big group of Vietnamese school students, when we were taking a pic, they came and said hi to us.

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We invited them to take a pic with us and next thing you know, they all came around us, we were teaching each other’s Vietnamese and arabic, and those kids were REALLY smart and they had a very good command of English.

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They even called omar “forever alone” coz he said “no” when they asked him if he had a girlfriend xD

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We absolutely loved the time we spent with those kids and was practically the highlight of the day and even the trip so far 🙂

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5) Chua Xa loi pagoda

This pagoda is much smaller than the first one but it’s equally as amazing, with a huge hall full of small tables to read their holly book, and a huge golden statue that is quite marvelous.

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6) Time to go back to the capsule

After we finished with this pagoda, we set our GPS to our hotel.

On our way back we stumbled upon this super awesome place.

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It’s a music theater that had a show scheduled tonight for only 50000 dong (2.5$) per person xD

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So we went for it and although nearly all the songs were in Vietnamese, I loved the amazing voices of all the singers and their impeccable performances 🙂

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Obviously walking around has given us a much greater day than we could have ever had if we just took a taxi to our designated “hot spots”.

Tomorrow we’ll be going to the cu chi tunnels.

Till then and from the capsule ……

Basel ……. OUT

(All pictures are captured with Samsung Galaxy Note I & Note II phone cameras)

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