This weekend offered us a chance to take a break from both the classroom and boardroom and get out to see the city.
Saturday, we were accompanied by staff from UEF to take a tour of the Reunification Palace and the Post Office in Vietnam. The students then had the rest of the day free to explore on their own.
Sunday was a day to relax at the beach! After taking a boat down the South Saigon River, the students had the opportunity to play some team building games, swim, and relax. After a fresh seafood lunch, we climbed to the top of the Christ Statue, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam. Despite the hot weather, everyone seemed to enjoy the walk up and the beautiful view!
Today it was back to business, starting with a visit to Highlands Coffee, which is kind of like the Starbucks of Vietnam, except the coffee is much better! Viet Thai International, which owns Highlands, also owns the Hard Rock Café in Ho Chi Minh, and so we were lucky enough to be treated to a very American lunch!
It is hard to believe that the trip is more than half over, but we still have a lot of great things left to do before we leave. Stay tuned for more!