👉Tour name: City Tour
👉Time: 8:30 a.m 7/4/2018
👉Guest: Ngui Li Yen and her sister.
👉Guide: Hồng Vân and Tường Vân.
We went to the address of the guest on 8:30 am but the place didn’t look like a hotel. We didn’t know if we had the right address. We chatted together and waited for a few minutes. Fortunately, at 9:00 am they came down and we met. We introduced ourselves. Then we moved to Bến Thành market.
During the tour
👉At the beginning of the city tour, I introduced them to the history and symbols of Bến Thành market. When we entered, Tường Vân talked about the shops. And they were surprised to know that the prices were more expensive than outside the market. They asked me why. I told them that because this was the central market and it was also a symbol of Saigon so many foreigners came here to visit and go shopping.
After that, we walked to Nguyễn Huệ walking street.
👉We introduced them to the Bitexco tower and they were surprised to know that it was the highest tower in Saigon. We also talked about Uncle Ho and the other buildings nearby.
👉When we went to Notre Dame Cathedral we introduced the Maria statue and the Cathedral architecture. Then we pointed to the city post office and said that it was French architecture, which made it very interesting. And we also talked about the miracles in the church. For example, the story of Maria statue cried many years ago and related stories. They were very surprised and excited.
👉Then we went to the post office and introduced 2 maps and clocks below. They looked at the souvenirs for quite a while.
👉On the way to Independence Place, we went across the book street. They seemed to like it. We saw the bakery and ‘pho’ store and they said they wanted to eat. So we stopped there.
👉Unfortunately, when we came to the Independence Palace, it was closing hour. They seemed not so happy. So we went to the War Remnants museum. We introduced the “tiger cages” and other forms of torture there. When I pointed to a prison, they screamed at the statue of a prisoner. I was like that when I first saw it😂. Then we went to the exhibit rooms and introduced them to the things inside.
👉They were very friendly. They really like taking pictures. Everywhere we go they took a lot of pictures. I also had a really good day.🤗