Bongsen Annex Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBongsen Annex Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
Clean and tidy hotel, providing easy walking to see the sights of HCM city
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... a small library too. Anorher difference between today's and yesterday's was the house where afternoon tea was served. It was the one house in the village with its own gas supply. The story was that few years ago the we're digging for water in the garden and saw that the water was bubbly so one of them put a fire to it and whoosh they had a flare. A pipe was connected to it and taken to the house where the gas is stored in cylinder shaped PLASTIC bags ...
... small the tunnels were, and the ones we saw were enlarged for tourists.
In the afternoon we visited the War Remnants Museum, and while it was very anti-American, they did a pretty convincing job. I was especially appalled to learn more about the continuing affects of Agent Orange—which continues to impact 5 million Vietnamese. People continue to be born with deformities, even today, and I had no idea how much of a problem it still is. Very ...
... this spirit curse.
Then it was off to the war crimes museum. Very sobering place. It allows the boys to see the Americian War from another perspective and the impact it had on everday people.
A cheap dinner, a little shopping and then into bed.
A very short blog today because it has been a very long day and the body clock is still working on NZ time.
Alyssa, Kate and I walked in a straight line down the street so we wouldn't get lost. We discovered a very yummy ice cream shop and decided to treat ourselves. Mmmmmmmm it was so good!!!
After our now regular lunchtime rest, I went off to find some lunch. The ABC bakery has become our trusty stop for reliable food, it is only just a short walk from our accommodation. Alyssa is very happy to have croissants ...
... up topics of conversation which bridged age, language, gender and culture gaps proved quite a challenge, but everyone seemed happy enough to chip in. Subjects centred around school, hobbies, families and national customs, and involved an especially entertaining episode as Jacqui attempted to describe the role of the Easter bunny. We were then presented with gifts - a traditional hand fan and an ornate ...