Even after a decent lie-in, I was still a bit sluggish today after last night’s football excitement. Going back home for the National League Play-Off Final was never really on the agenda but following the euphoria of the 3-0 victory I started to seriously consider it. Tranmere haven’t played at Wembley for 17 years and I didn’t wasn’t to miss out and wait another eternity. Looking at flight options, cash flights were out of the question at £700+. However there were Avios redemptions available that would only require paying taxes and surcharges. The only problem was that the return flight from London to Los Angeles had only one seat left. Tranmere still had the second leg to play and while we were overwhelming favourites to progress, I’d have looked a right idiot booking flights to see a game that Tranmere weren’t even playing in! Avios redemptions only have a moderate cancellation fee though, around £60 I think. With Tranmere having about a 95% chance of going through (a figure plucked out of thin air but probably reasonably accurate), I was willing to take a gamble and therefore booked it!
After spending the morning mostly sleeping and then humming and hawing about booking flights, I still had the afternoon free to see a few more things in Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City Hall is a nice example of nice colonial architecture. As would be expected in Ho Chi Minh City, there’s also a square with a statue of the man himself taking pride of place.