So when they arrived this morning around 10 am Vietnam Time, I was surprised they were just lugging a couple of backpacks. As I was praising them for traveling light, they realized they left their luggage in the trunk of the taxi cab!
To their dismay, the Petrolimex cab left already and we had to ask the help of the Mai Linh dispatcher near the area where they got off, another Petrolimex cab driver, and my dear Vietnamese friend who mediated for us.
Three hours and several follow-up calls later, my friends were reunited with their lost luggage. Kudos to Petrolimex for returning the bag!
Happy April Fools Day Doe and Mae! Welcome to Saigon!