Today’s adventure included A breakfast of banh cuon at a place our hotel clerk recommended, a cab ride to district 1, where we paid for our trip to Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, the bank to get some more Vietnamese Dong, and lunch. We stopped in a coffee shop to use their wifi and get the address of The Lunch Lady.
Who is the Lunch Lady? This site gives a good description: http://gastronomyblog.com/2008/08/09/meet-the-lunch-lady/. T and C had seen an Anthony Bourdain show featuring her, and it had become a goal of the trip to find her. With a little help from a YouTube video containing her address and the OffMaps2 app, we realized we were just 5 blocks away and walked. Nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a 90 degree day!
After lunch, we checked out the big market, the reunification palace, Notre Dame of Saigon, and the post office.