On Monday night, Steve and Josh were both out of town on a Mui Ne tour and a Nha Trang tour, leaving Bao and Phuong and I to mind the house and the local tours that cropped up. These included a birthday group of five (happy birthday, Rafael!) and a separate tour of mostly locals. Among them were District 2 residents Rachel and Rupert, hosting Singapore compadre Dmitry on his last night in HCMC before returning to the world’s largest city/state/shopping mall. But we also had the media with us – namely Angela and Max, Americans who are the local go-to source for Southeast Asia online travel guide TravelFish. The pair also handle all duties for TravelFish’s Saigon blog.
Say hello to the whole gang, here shown prior to Rupert’s challenge to Angela to beat him in a tram phan tram (“100%!”) beer chugging contest at Banh Xeo. (*Note: for the record, Angela does not officially drink beer.) Those photos are classified, we’re afraid.