Nerdia likes $2 cocktails
02.02.2012 - 02.02.2012 20 °C
Nerdia slept in this morning, but we did eventually set out for Dong Ba Markets, near the old Citadel. Fresh food and all sorts downstairs, with wider walkways than other markets we've seen; upstairs was a much more crowded clothing section, rather like the Ho Chi Minh City markets we visited in 2008. One particular vendor followed us throughout the whole place, so Plane Boy humoured her by eventually heading to her stall. After a protracted bargaining session with Plane Boy we did end up buying quite a few items. True, we did see some of them for sale cheaper outside afterwards, but what the hey. Plane Boy even bought a hat!
Checked out the mall next door, then a leisurely lunch at the DMZ Bar/Little Italy Restaurant on Le Loi Street. Yummo deep fried spring rolls, thin pork strips stir fried with sesame seeds, chicken vegetable stir fry, crepes Suzette... and a few $2 cocktails for Nerdia. Purely for future duty free research purposes, of course.
Had a lovely evening stroll through a park full of sculptures down by the river around dusk, viewing the statues and watching the tiny bats whizz around catching insects. Dinner was pork & vegie kebabs, rice flour pancakes, fried rice and more cocktails - back at Stop & Go Cafe on Hung Vuong Street, where we ate last night and booked tomorrow's day trip to Hoi An.
Have finally uploaded some photos, take a look!