After getting four hours of sleep after our evening of live wild-caught Atlantic lobsters washed down with Champagne and sake, our alarm clocks went off shortly after 5 a.m. We were taking a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City, as I accompanied Hello Kitty once again on a work trip - this time to check out a beachfront resort at management's invitation.
After an hour's delay, we landed in Ho Chi Minh City and were picked up by Be from Princess D'Ân Nam Resort and Spa. We'd been told that the travel time to the resort would be roughly 3½ hours, but the four of us were pretty comfortable in the minivan from the hotel. The best thing? After failing to rent a wifi router from one of the telecom providers at the airport, we were relieved to find wifi in our minivan. The long journey suddenly became less tedious. So thankful for small mercies...
A few of us got a little hungry at the start of the ride - as it had been a few hours since our breakfasts at the airport lounge - so Hello Kitty whipped out the lobster rolls that she had prepared using our shipment of live wild Atlantic lobsters. Now THAT's what I call a sandwich!
About halfway through our journey, we came to a rest stop so that we could have some lunch. Quán Com Lê Hoàng is a simple place, and everyone orders a bowl of phở.
I also pinched a little bit of each dish from the daily special set menu that Hello Kitty was sharing with someone else in our group.
Michael had told us about the homemade ice cream they recently started making, so of course I had to take a look at the ice cream menu.