Date: 9 am – 11/01/2018
Guides: Truc Quynh and Dong Minh
Guests: Sarah and Henry
Address: 138 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1 – Avanti Hotel.
It is the second city tour we’ve got. We arrived at the hotel at 9 am then asked the receptionist to call the guests. Unfortunately, Sarah got sick and she couldn’t go with us. We had to start the tour without Sarah.
During the tour
At first, We took a look at Bến Thành Market, because this place was nearby the hotel where they stayed so we did not spend a lot of time for this destination. Then, we moved to Nguyễn Huệ walking street, after talking for a long time our guest felt interested in the coffee store with the name “Saigon ơi!” So we decided to go to this place. It was hard to get there because of this store on the floor 5 of an old building. We enjoyed the coffee of this store and chatting at the same time.
And after all, we moved to Notre Dame Cathedral. Took a tour around this cathedral and we were starting to discuss the story, history, and the architecture of this place. Our guest felt so excited about this place and seemed to be interested in this old church. We moved to the Center Post Office, this place was so crowded, we stopped at the door for the guest took a look at the outside of the building, after talking about the history of this building we stepped into this place, it was so crowded too, our guest took a tour around this place and asked us some question about the pictures on the wall. Besides the Center Post Office, we moved to book street next to this place, our guest put some books a took a look at the cover.
Finally, we decided to stop at Independent Palace, before continued to travel the palace, we got some soft drink at the store next to the building and then we bought tickets and got in. Though we didn’t prepare too much for this place, after all, we’ve passed the mission. Ended the tour, we came back to the Ben Thanh Market and enjoyed some dishes after a tour. Dropped the guest at the hotel and ended the tour.
It was an interesting tour. We’ve learned a lot of new things such as how to make our guest feel more comfortable, the ways to make friend with the guests. We think that we’ve tried our best and hope the next tour in Sai Gon Free Day Tours not too far.