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December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas celebrations in Vietnam were so much fun. People from all walks of life joined in the merry making. Parents dressed their kids up in Santa Claus suit. Thousands of motorcycles ran to and fro.

After hours of strolling  the city and a quick  trip to Ho Chi Minh City's biggest market, we headed back to our hotel. Our plan was to have a nice Vietnamese meal for Christmas Eve but the plan failed again. It was past 9 in the evening when we left the hotel again to find food. Our bodies were weak and our legs aching. We took a detour hoping to find a Vietnamese Restaurant but we found ourselves walking farther from the city center. As we arrived on the main road, we saw hundreds of people walking towards one direction. Our instincts said to follow them. Minutes later, we found the big statue, the landmark for locating the way downtown.

We looked for restaurants and they were packed. Then we saw Pomodoro, an Italian restaurant. We peeked through the glass window. We saw empty tables. It was not the right time to be choosy. We were too tired from too much walking and we were so hungry. All we needed was a place to relax our feet and to fill our empty stomach.

It didn't take much longer til our order arrived. We had carrot and orange juice.

 We settled for tuna pizza and lasagna. We did not really enjoy the evening. Our activities the whole day made us feel dead tired.

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