Traveling with family can be a challenge unless you have the world’s best daughter/traveler to explore the planet with. We started our tour in Edmonton navigating itineraries, flights, visa’s, vaccines and insurance. All these necessary steps ensured a safe and comfortable journey.
We flew to Ho Chi Minh City a day prior to boarding our AMA Waterways Mekong Delta cruise. The first stand out for us was the scooter and motorcycle traffic! No one can adequately describe the overwhelming rush that many vehicles can create. Took a few tries but we got the hang of walking with a steady sure pace across an intersection letting the drivers navigate around us. This early learned lesson served us well over the coming days. We spent our first night at the beautiful Sofitel Saigon Plaza. That first morning we had breakfast in the restaurant and it stands out as one of my favorite memories. Perhaps because I was so happy to be there or because I was able to share the impeccable service and outstanding food with my daughter. The concierge set us up with some walking routes that lead us to the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Ho Chi Minh Opera house. Lastly my daughter is vegan and found us this restaurant… hum. We ate the freshest food with the most delicate tastes.
The Mekong Delta water levels were very high when we sailed on the AmaDara, a lovely ship with all the amenities and lovely crew to look after us. The cruise line brings local entertainer on board in the evenings, we toured local