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20 August 2009

We’re on the Plane! Zoom…to Vietnam!

By Aziah

Last 10th July, was the amazing day for my two nephews. It was their first ever experience travel by flight, and we choosed AirAsia to make it happen. Our flight to Ho Chi Minh was at 7.25 am. That means we had to check in 3 hours ealier and make a move from our house by 4.30 am. Yes. 4.30 am. Just imagine how 4 and 3 years old boys want to wake up that early right. Indeed. But once their mums say..”come on boys…we have a flight to catch up!”. They suddenly blink their eyes and ask, ” aeroplane? kapal terbang?” and ten minutes later they were ready.

Once arrived at the LCCT Airport, the two little cats hang around here and there. Go here. Go there. Settle everything, we walk to the departure hall. Again this two little cats keep busying themself untill its time to depart. All the way walking to the plane, the boys was so excited seeing the big gigantic plane. They cant shut their eyes and keep saying, ” oooo the plane is big. Bigggg”

I’m so overwhelming by this precious moment. Their happy feelings, you cant trade it with anything in the world. And I believe their mums feel that way too.

Inside the plane, of course the two little cats wants the window seating. All of us were a bit worry if they scared once the plane take off. We were wrong! They say…” wahh…best! No scared!” Then they start walking around. Walk to my seat. Walk to Tok Ma seat (their grandmother).

We safely landed at the Ho Chi Minh International Airport. We take a taxi to our hotel Saigon Pink 2. All the way, we can see the traffic was so hectic. Seriously crazy. They did not follow any lane. The truth is NO LANE! We check in at Saigon Pink 2 Hotel. The hotel is very convenient in terms of accessiblity to the very famous Ben Thant Market. Just 3 minutes walk and we were in the Ben Thant. For muslim tour, there are severals Halal muslim restaurant. The very, very, near to our hotel is the V.N Halal Restaurant. The food is good and you should not miss the Vietnam Coffee.

In Ho Chi Minh, we spent most of our time at Ben Thant, the Nite Market ( oh..not to mentioned that the Nite Market is just infront of the hotel). You can find loads of fruits and good qualities handmade item. We bought loads of souveniers. You can get t-shirt written Saigon at 2 dollars each.

We also take a famous tour to the Chu Chi Tunnel. This place is about 2 hours journey from Ho Chi Minh center. Half way, we dropped by at the Handicapped Handicraft Centre. Here, you will be surprised how the handicapped people are capable to. All the art works are very-very good. Thums Up to them.

Another very best moment is when all of us rendevous the city by trishaw. Hahaahah…..8 trishaw! Its cost us 20 dollar for 10 of us. Again, the two boys was so happy and excited as it was the first time they ride a trishaw. We see the famous Notredamme, the Post Office, lay our bumps for a while at the Mekong River just to snap a picture.

This are some shots while we are in Ho Chi Minh.



Sadly, we have to leave Ho Chi Minh. The three super duper days for us. Of course for the two little boys. They are jumping, running and sliding at the Ho Chi Minh Airport. Too bad our flight back to KL is at night. So the boys keep wondering why they cant see the plane clearly. So funny! Loads of thanks to AirAsia that make their dreams come true and they are so happy being in the AirAsia Flight.

  • Douglas

    Aziah, reading ur post makes it all worthwhile for us AirAsians. We’re happy that we’ve made it possible for everyone to fly! To see new places! Experience new cultures! Look forward to seeing you fly AirAsia again.

  • Douglas

    Aziah, reading ur post makes it all worthwhile for us AirAsians. We’re happy that we’ve made it possible for everyone to fly! To see new places! Experience new cultures! Look forward to seeing you fly AirAsia again.

  • Nico Jerric

    This is so cool bro.. I still can remember the feeling of riding a plane for the first time (22 y/o hehehe). It’s unexplainable and whew.. exciting!