12/15/2016, Day 9, Rio Grande
Our local guide.
(The one in a white sweater holding a "3" sign.).
A very green square.
.... and well-maintained.
Inside the old custom house, the Alfandega.
It is a huge building, you'll need to see
its photo in this page
A street corner near the City Hall.
Sculpture in a park.
A street in the older part of the city.
Inside a church.
Inside the port market we saw these.
The pear-shaped ones are not arancini, they are sweet and are flour-based (not rice-based.)
The small Oceanographic Museum.
Some of the preserved marine life on display
A giant sea shell.
This Oceanographic Museum is situated on a very pretty ground.
This was our tour bus, taking us back to the ship.
Dinner was at the Red Ginger restaurant.
We shared a few appetizers.
Vegetable Tempura, and Vietnamese Summer Rolls.
Sushi Chef’s Selection.
(You may ask to have all 8 pieces in sashimi, instead of the default mixed
of maki and sashimi.)
Chili Miso Soup.
Vincent's main dish - Red Snapper in Banana Leaf.
He did not like it as much as the "Miso Glazed Sea Bass" we had the other day.
Mei-Ching's main dish - Today's special, Beef Teppanyaki.
Mango Tapioca and Ginger Cake.