Empress Hotel IMS Ho Chi Minh
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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... market but it was closed. There was an outside market though and, as usual, Michael bought some sunglasses. Raybans! Not one pair of course but two! Our haggling skills were a bit rusty for the first sale and we paid £5. The next stall down we did a bit better and paid £3! We were hungry so headed to a restaurant for tea, it looks like what you are used to seeing abroad, loads of tables outside a building. It's only when you sit down you ...
... 20 metres. I say this with out any pride, I was the only one of the group who went through the second section (which was a proper hands and knees job). Ok maybe a bit of pride, I made 20 metres more than anybody else!
In the afternoon we returned to our hotel to take advantage of our hotel's pool for some R&R and to celebrate Ali's birthday with some fruity cocktails!
Now onto our ...
... meat while we ate the noodle soup. It was SO delicious; I could eat that creamy, savory broth all night. This is also the part of the trip where Calvin and I turned into real tourists and started to learn inappropriate things in Vietnamese. It wasn't technically on purpose, as we were being informed that pronouncing Phở as "Fo" (correct pronunciation is ‘fuh’), actually means “prostitute.” It was ...
... Brits. These Brits sat right behind us and did not stop talking for the whole journey - they were singing ridiculous primary school songs, old 90s classics,etc. just things we don't wanna hear first thing in the morning. The journey to the tunnels turned out to be about a 2 hour drive. En-route we stopped off at a ceramic making place where we saw how the locals make products from cracked egg shells which was really impressive but not why we went. Jack was not ...
... and to drink, some sort of local jelly-based drink (which was incredibly sweet). The food was amazing, and again, full of so much flavour. It was such a good ending to an awesome trip. The owner guy came and chatted to me for a while, telling me how much he loves the "sexy" English accent and asking about my travels. When I told him I'd just had my final meal before going home he got super excited and even gave me a high five! I managed a bit of sleep, getting up just now at ...