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... rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Our flight was not until 7.50 pm and so, after getting back to the hotel by 1.30 pm, we headed back down to the pool for our last few Singapore hours.
The flight to Ho Chi Minh went smoothly and we were in our hotel by 10 pm. We were all rather tired so we retired for the evening after a quck visit to the lounge.
HCMC Hotel: Sofitel Room 2504
... yet more temples. Unfortunately this is where it all unravelled and the lost layers of skin, brain cells, and quite frankly some dignity came in. Turning a corner looking for a place to stop, I couldn't tell you what happened, except my head was suddenly colliding with the pavement.. In complete shock the only thing that stopped my body from completely shutting down was the fact that the pavement may well have been on fire it was so hot... Jumping up did nothing for my head by I ...
... I spotted the only McDonalds in Vietnam the other night so we wanted to check it out but to our surprise it was only being built so there was still a McDonalds out there. It was nice to walk around the city and set what HCMC was all about.
We asked another tour member who was on her own out to dinner and we headed back to the pizza restaurant as we all needed some western food again. Had a quite night as it was an early rise at 5am.
As far as transition days go, the trip from Cambodia to Vietnam proved quite an eventful one. We were collected from our hotel and dropped at the docks, where we boarded a fast boat to Chau Doc. This proved a great way to see the sights of the Mekong river, even if we did need to keep moving around the deck to evenly distribute the weight. We stopped twice in quick succession, first to leave Cambodia and then ...
... should be here Saturday nights when the "boys in black" come out with their AK 47's, then you won't say they are low key. As we were talking 2 lovely women arrived on a bike and he was off. And talk about "don't mention the war"! I asked him if he was a vet and he was as well as being an excop. First thing he said was "don't mention the war". Being a big mouth I said Yeah the Vietnamese don't like to talk about it either. Maybe that's why he left so quickly.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSeventy Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
We were supposed to be staying at the Phan Anh backpackers hotel but after a very long journey from Sihanoukville and a very early arrival at 1am we were told our room was not available as they were having problems with the toilet so we had to move to their sister hotel - the one I am reviewing. The room was okay but had no natural light - the window was in the corridor and therefore we heard everyone coming and going at all hours. The room was small but well furnished and maintained. Do not book the bus ticket with the tour office - we brought a multi stop bus ticket and the quality of buses were terrible and sometimes were not buses at all, just small run down minibuses - considering we booked the sleeper bus at a higher price, it was extremely annoying. We did also keep requesting to go back to the hostel but were told several different stories of why we could not return and we heard other people had also been transferred here so it seems a regular occurrence.
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