So the story goes, After the roller coaster ride at the mountains of Vietnam and after all the breathtaking views we’ve seen around We finally decided to go to one of the temples while we still have time left before we rush back to our hotel.

Nothing so different or extravaganza happening in the temple we’ve been too. It’s still the usual temple as you can see anywhere in other countries.

You can see monks praying or eating inside. Of course you can see a lot tourists as well. I just never noticed, if it is actually allowed to come in sleeveless and in shorts though, Because usually you need to cover up yourself before entering a temple. Or maybe because I never went inside one of the temples. haha!

If you can notice the above photos on the left hand side people/tourists checking out the plants or I guess herbs that is planted all over the place that has a nameplate hanging around the plants so you’ll know what kind it is and some definitions as well. I got amazed how the other plants have this very funny structures looking thing and you really will noticed them while you passed by.


Of course anywhere we go, We always see this really nice big bunch of flowers! Ready to be picked and put a ribbon and ready to go for a wedding! I guess the weather really helped a lot for this plant to be able to survive their beautiful petals! Their gorgeous!!

After the Temple and a bit of a rest back to our hotel. We found ourselves wandering around night market. Which is actually a walking distance only from our hotel. But then we have our own car and very good driver Mr. Fu so why not just drive us to go there! Lucky us! haha

The place is sort of like Chatuchak market for me in Bangkok Thailand. Though, it is not like tons of stalls that you will see but enough and crazy bargaining happening around the night market!!

It is a superb night market I can say, Because the whole place is fantastic! You can even see newscasters live reporting everywhere! I should’ve try saying Hi on TV!! haha! They even have to close one of the streets as well for people who does small toy car racing!

You can even ride the bike and drive it anywhere!! Even in the middle of their main streets! I’ve been itching to try this bikes but then it is not very suitable for us because I have my 4yr.old daughter and One of my friend Nhu is pregnant as well. Anyway, We enjoyed the whole time we stayed there! A must see place to go in Vietnam.

Oh! Just wanted to share you guys my excitement over Jollibee in Vietnam!! haha! Yeah! I was excited that time It’s been a long time I guess since I visited Jollibee in Philippines. The difference was the food in Jollibee Vietnam have a lot of spicy food choices and Every serving of the foods you ordered comes with a side veggies like slice of tomato cucumber and lettuce as well. Never I have seen that in Jollibee Philippines, I guess. Though, One thing I noticed as well is their Jollibee is not as very famous as we do have it in Philippines. There’s only a few people I have seen when we tried to eat their one time. Even my Vietnamese friend never eat there! haha!

Of course wanted to share the The Pink House Hotel! Indeed it is pink right?  This is where we stayed the whole time we spent our second holiday in Vietnam. It is very cold in this place that they don’t even need to put A/C’s in every room because even when it is summer the place is still cold as! haha! Bet I should visit Baguio in Philippines very soon as well. More to come about our Vietnam Vacay! Thanks guys! God bless! xx

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  • rockstarmomma

    wow there’s Jollibee in Vietnam? ahhhmazing haha and I love nightmarkets.. hoping to visit Vietnam soon. fingers crossed, butt squeezed haha

    • Mary jane Tauyan Fitzsimmons

      hahhaa sure is! xx

  • Francis Balgos

    konting side trip sa temple!
    how nice!
    I’ll try temple visit probably after I finished visiting all the provinces of the PH

    • Mary jane Tauyan Fitzsimmons

      yay! good for you! xx

  • Flaringfelicity

    Travel and shopping = loads of fun!!  Just curious, what are the fashion preferences of ladies in Vietnam? 

    • Mary jane Tauyan Fitzsimmons

      they wear those paired printed pants and blouse. like pangtulog sorta thing but more presentable.

  • yaniconquistadora

    Shopping here and there and taking lots and lots of pictures on a good place like Vietnam are really such a wonderful wanderlust moment.

    • Mary jane Tauyan Fitzsimmons

      yes true!! moments to keep forever! xx

  • Marri

    Night markets…
    shopping here
    shopping there
    tired? haggard?
    but enjoyed a lot.

    • Mary jane Tauyan Fitzsimmons

      yes true! hihi

  • tess

    I like the midnight sale ,sarap mamili ng damit  that fits us. ang lalaki ng flowers and yes ,miss ko na rin ang Jollibee ,wala kami dito sa lugar ko.

    • Mary jane Tauyan Fitzsimmons

      haha i miss jollibee too mam tess! they have one now in singapore. kung kelan lumipat n kmi haha xx

  • Noks Sosa I

    Cool. Such a beautiful place and midnight sales are fun.

    • Mary jane Tauyan Fitzsimmons

      yes! xx

  • mhe-anne

    i’m curious about the Pink Hotel! I have been in Vietnam twice and yet I haven’t heard of this.Would be cool to stay there coz i usually have all my stuff in pink ..

    • tauyanm

      hi dear! its because the pink house is only located  in Dalat Vietnam only, I’m  not really sure if they have in ho chi minh. thanks! xx

  • mark pogi

    The place looks so dynamic it never ran out of people. I kinda missed taking pictures of Temples too. ^_^

    • tauyanm

      aww thanks po!! xx

  • Gemma| My Dailies

    lucky you! I’ve never been to any temple yet!!! I miss night market’s life! I miss the crowd!… My, we’ve been in this bundok for so long na! lol! great trip!

    • tauyanm

      haha natawa nmn aq s comment mo teh!! your so kalog!! thanks for dropping by!! xx

  • docbien

    Jollibee seems to be everywhere. :-) even in Vietnam

    • tauyanm

      i think they only have in ho chi minh and have branches in different districts.  In Dalat vietnam where we’ve been too they don’t have jollibee

  • Airra Pingol

    nice photos.. at nakakaloka, hanggang Vietnam, may Jollibee! lol :)
    BTW, off topic, i like your scarf :)

    • tauyanm

      aww! thanks dear!! its actually attached to my cardigan already. i bought it like that. so i don’t have to fix my scarf every now and then specially if i have my daughter around thx gorgeous! xx

  • Gay Emami

    Temple may not look out of the ordinary, but pretty nonetheless. So what did you guys order from Jollibee Vietnam?

    • tauyanm

      i had burger steak and all of my friends had some chickens same as in philippines hehe thanks po!

  • travelona Shoestring

    This is a refreshing post. Unlike the other Vietnam
    posts that I’ve read!

    • tauyanm

      thanks dear! xx

  • Vonn David

    wow vietnam in a whole new different color…. nice

    • tauyanm

      thanks! i never knew as well that vietnam got this really gorgeous nature and tourists place! amazed how clean this place is xx

  • Maria Estrella Ledesma

    Where in Vietnam is this? Ho CHi Minh City?  The night market does look interesting :)

    • tauyanm

      it is in Da lat Vietnam 9 hours drive from ho chi minh if you have your own car. but if  ride a bus i don’t know hehe xx

  • Traveling Morion/JeffreyRilles

    mukhang anywhere in the world na talaga ang jollibee ah jejeje, cool night market shopping! mukhang parang Manila lang ang Vietnam:)

  • Yuuki

    i do get excited whenever I see Jollibee too! 

    i love night markets and tiangge so i’ll list that as one of the activities while planning our Vietnam trip!

    • tauyanm

      cool! hope you have fun deaR! try to practice some basic vietnamese words as well coz most of them cannot speak or neither can understand english. xx!

  • Blanca

    Photos look great.  Makes me want to go Vietnam too! :)

    • tauyanm

      geez! i wanna go back too!!  I had fun there!! xx

  • Mai_Flores

    Though I’ve never been to Vietnam, I could probably relate with the shopping and price bargaining in Bangkok. But the the shopping areas in BKK looked just like Divisoria in Manila. ANyhow, would just like to ask about your accommodations. How much is a night’s stay in Pink Hotel and where is it exactly located (main city)?

    • tauyanm

      i don’t know how much is the accommodation because my canadian friend is the one who actually booked for everything it should be cheap though, everything is cheap in vietnam hehe. the place is called Dalat vietnam. kinda like bagiou up in the mountains as well! thanks xx

  • shawicortez

    I agree, shopping is the next best thing to do in Vietnam. I had my share of knock-off purchases, hehe.

    • tauyanm

      hahah your lucky!! xx thanks!

  • Enzo

    Wow! There’s Jollibee in Vietnam! 

    • tauyanm

      yes they have! haha same meals as del but more spicy and veggies also hehe

  • Tripsiders

    Hope makapunta din ako ng Vietnam.. hehehehe..

    Nice Blog…:) 

    • tauyanm

      thanks po! x