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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
Mom and I arrived in Saigon yesterday afternoon and immediately were blown away by how criminally cheap everything is here. Apparently an 8$ cab ride from the airport is how they make their money. I will forever grimace when taking taxis to and from the Edmonton airport at 50$ a pop.
Since it was new years eve the afternoon we arrived we …
Jan 12: Just a quick note to let you all know that we are now in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon in Vietnam) and have managed to cross the road without getting hit by the masses of motorbikes and exchange our money into millions of dong! Cambodia now seems like a sleepy, dusty dream - it was so laid back and gorgeous there but we decided that we needed to …
... in China!!
Was hoping to explore more of the city today but we are in the rainy season and it decided to rain ALL day. Going out tonight for dinner and a welcome party for the new teachers and then tomrrow am heading to a spa for a day of pampering - massage, facial, mani/pedi etc
All in all an interesting first week. Still unsure about many things. Am trying to remain positive and hopeful that I will have more to write about next time.
Bye for now. ...
... was still very much up for sale and that we could take a look at it tomorrow. The deal was still on! We also heard back from a group of Austrian guys who had three for sale so we decided to arrange to meet them afterwards so we could look at a few.
That evening we decided to have lunch on the cheap so found a street stall offering beef noodles for 20,000d (£0.60 for us with sensible currencies) so picked some up and went and sat in the park eating our dinner.
... an accident.
It was a quick 20 min transfer to our hotel in downtown HCMC, located just round the corner from the Opera House and Presidential Palace.
We were struck straight away by how modern HCMC feels compared to Hanoi, with wide boulevard-type roads and modern office buildings including the Bitexcel, the highest building in Vietnam at 50 stories tall. The traffic also seemed to stop at traffic lights which ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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