Finally, our holidays were going to end. The very last day in Ho Chi Minh was our free & easy. We visited the Ben Thant Market again for some last minute shopping.
YX posing in the middle of the market.
Looking at their prices with so many zeros, I lost count. haha. RM1.60 = 10,000 dong. Lucky dad was with us as he has very good mental calculations. He is just like our walking calculator. Besides, D even wrote out the conversions in a piece of paper from 10,000 dong up till 1 million dong for our easy reference. We became instant millionaire when we were in Vietnam. haha
In Ben Thant Market, there were 2 parts. One with FIXED prices and the others can bargain. We opted for the FIXED prices so we does not need to bargain. Language was a barrier. Not all know how to speak Mandarin or English. So it will be a duck and chicken talk. As long as the items we wanted are within our budget / we felt it is reasonable or worth paying, we are fine. And dad wanted to shop in peace. Take, look and pay. Between, there was a signboard showing the FIXED PRICE logo and the staffs wore blue color uniform (like the lady above).
After shopping at the FIXED price area, we still have some time and decided to window shop at the bargain area. Something happen to me over there. I will blog about it in the next post.
Back to the hotel, we do our last minute packing, bath and ready to check out. Before we left, I asked YX to wear the bath robe for a photo shot.
Check-out time is at 12 noon. At the hotel lobby, we were glad there was a weighing machine. We quickly got all our baggages weighed and was shocked that our baggages were 13 kg overweight. Since we do not have much of hand luggages, we took out some stuffs to be our hand luggages and the remaining for check-in. Finally, we managed it! Between, the bags behind the weighing machine are not ours.
Note : As we took Air Asia, baggages were being paid online (cheaper) and we did not buy extra or rather enough for the 7 of us.