Au Lac Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAu Lac Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
This new hotel was a good choice for me! Traveling solo, this immaculate spacious new hotel is on a quiet street that has a police station across the street. Tourists routinely have safety problems in the backpacker area (near Bui Vien) and around the Ben Thanh market, so I was very happy that I chose this location. It's just a block or two away from the Palace Hotel and also the River, on that street and the nearby Dong Khoi, there are lots of restaurants, shops and galleries. The hotel staff is attentive and the shower was very good also! You can easily book through Agoda.
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... for my ride to the hotel. I thought I was doing everything right - I got Vietnamese Dong out of the ATM. I passed up all the sketchy guys offering rides into town, and made it to the legitimate taxi stand. I was feeling confident. What I wasn't prepared for was actually selecting a reputable taxi from the legit line, even though I knew which companies those were, because we're so used to taking the first one in line. And I definitely ...
... is frequented by locals and ex-pats from Saigon. Apparently it was also the base for the Aussies during the war. Known as 'Rio de Vietnam' it has a large statue of Jesus atop a steep walled cliff which is slightly reminiscent of Rio but is not a patch on Corcovado Christo Redentor . The 800 steps in the extreme heat was a struggle for Sash and I but we made it and took some photos before bolting back down the hill.
We could see the beach from ...
... we bumped into some friends from Ningbo just before leaving so we stopped and caught up with them and all their news for a while in the coolness of the fans. All too soon it was time for us to leave as we had to get back to the hostel for our taxi to the airport. The journey was very easy, and soon enough we were on the plane, having bought our first (and hopefully only) fast food of the trip so that we could have something to last us until we got to Hoi An at about ...
... However, this is missing the point. The poet wishes to communicate with a wide audience – indeed with all Canadians who ****, which is to say with every citizen in the land. He has rightly judged that literary frills – metaphors, difficult words, obscure turns of phrase and the like – would be a barrier to communication with the ordinary man (or woman) in the toilet.
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... and we put our bags back in the bottom of it. We were then driven a short distance to the Cambodian border and our guide checked our passports for our visas, while taking other poeoples passports to get their visas for them. Again, to get them ‘quicker.’
Edd and I walked through the entry point and got stamped in. This was our 4th visa in 2 months and we were greet with a smile from the official. The only time we’d ...