Street food tour 29/8 with Saigon Free Day Tours
Guide: Hong Van
Guest:Palmowski and his girl friend from Australia
Pick up:Liberty central hotel
I arrived the hotel at 6:00 pm and they recognized me. We introduced ourselves first.I was very surprised to hear that she was Vietnamese. She looked like Japanese.She said that she was born and living in Australia. She had not came back Vietnam for a long time.
Because of the rain, I suggested they go into Ben Thanh street food market on 26 Thủ Khoa Huân street.There were a lot of foods there so I introduced some dishes for them.But they just wanted to try pancakes and “bánh tráng nướng” so we ordered one “bánh xèo” and one”bánh tráng nướng” .We talked to each other a lot of thing.When it stopped raining, we moved to Turtle lake .We also talked about the football match between Vietnam and Korea. When we arrived at the Turtle lake, they seemed to like it. We walked around the lake.We bought “bánh tráng nướng” there.They seemed to like it. We went up to the top of the lake and talked together.
They told me they ate the crickets in Hanoi and I was very surprised. They said it was delicious. Then we returned to the hotel because they had to go to the airport tomorrow.
I have a happy conversation with them. Especially she could understand Vietnamese but I have not heard her speak Vietnamese.