Bongsen Annex Hotel
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Today we fly from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh city. Its the start of our ten day Vietnam visit.
Under the excellent influence of other expats with good contacts, I've also discovered the joys of an impeccable massage for a scandalous price of 70,000 dongs. Or 2 euros and 42 cents. I could get used to this.
On that note, I will go back to enjoying my weekend, clinging to the hope that on Monday, the young vietnamese woman in a neighbouring booth will have gotten over her Titanic nostalgia, otherwise my heart will definitely not go on.
We had breakfast on the rooftop and then headed out into the city. We walked to the Opera House, City Square, City Hall and Post Office. We nearly melted, so took refuge in a Highland Coffee for some sweet sweet air con and a surprisingly cheap spiced pulled pork baguette (24,000 VND).
We walked past this street food, barbecued park fillet served on rice for 24,000 VND. We kept on going back for quick meals and ...
... and bee farm were interesting, the small canoe ride was charming but the horse drawn carriage seemed cruel and we spent very little time on the Mekong. Not really a tour we'd recommend but it certainly was an experience and we did like the honey tea. We also managed to find time for a girly mani-pedi while the boys played pool. We also played games every night we were there, from Risk to Bananagrams, to the Amazing Game, some late nights, a bit of drinking, and good fun were ...
... it) and honey snacks. Tasted so good, but a bit over priced if you wanted to take some home! We had the choice to hold a snake here too.. Lofty chickened out haha! We then went to an island where we tried fresh fruit, some I've no idea what they were, had green tea and vietnamese people sang to us.. Finishing with if you're happy and you know it clap your hands. We then walked through the village to the rowing boats, where we got to wear Vietnamese ...
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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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